We took 11.30 am cable car ride and reached Auli around 12 pm and we were astonished with the first sight of this place. It was sunny and the place was entirely covered with the blanket of snow, the view was magical, it's description is beyond words. We fall crazily in love with this place. We played with snow, rolled in it, we did snow fight and what not. The best part was I even got a ride of Piste Caterpillar. It is a machine that is used to flatten the snow for skiing. Locals here are very helpful and cooperative.
Standing there at the height of 11000 feet and having the view of the great Himalayas makes you feel like a princess. The view is mesmerizing. One can have a very clear view of Nanda Devi, second highest mountain peak in India. I was awestruck with the view, it was so surreal.
After spending some quality time there we checked into our hotel in Auli. Now here is a Tip - One can go either way that is one can stay in Auli as long as they want or one can have just a day trip to Auli. If you a tight schedule you can catch the first cable car ride in the morning from Joshimath to Auli and can leave by 4 through the last cable car ride from Auli to Joshimath after spending quality time here. Hotels in Joshimath are expensive as compared to hotels in Joshimath though there are some really good options like GMVM. Now most of the hotels are situated in Auli Ski Village which is little down from the cable car station. To reach there we again have to take cable (it costs around Rs. 500 for both up and down from ski village to Gandola station), now this cable car is open and best thing in Auli. The view of Ski village that we get from cable car is heavenly. After reaching Ski village we checked in our hotel and spent time chilling there, then we had our dinner and slept with ultra big smiles on our faces.