Let's escape to Auli on an Enfield

Tripoto
30th May 2014

The roads to Joshimath

Photo of Let's escape to Auli on an Enfield by Trisha Singh

Fresh air, and cloudy mountains

Photo of Let's escape to Auli on an Enfield by Trisha Singh

Hilltop meadows

Photo of Let's escape to Auli on an Enfield by Trisha Singh

On the road to Auli

Photo of Let's escape to Auli on an Enfield by Trisha Singh
Photo of Let's escape to Auli on an Enfield by Trisha Singh

Delhi is exhausting. I like to get away whenever I can. My friend, a Garhwali Delhi boy, recommended a getaway to Auli for the weekend and insisted on getting there on a motorbike. I am always game for some backseating. The views, the convenience, the bumbreaking bumps and the total loss of control .. What's not to love?

So Auli, we went to. We got to Dehradun on a Bus and picked up our ride. We began our journey along the Ganga, riding by Rishikesh, many prayags (confluences of tributaries) and Rafting campsites. The roads where narrow, rocky and extremely high up there. The mountains were naked; all the trees were absent and the direct, unflitered sunlight was trying at times. The road curved dangerously narrow sometimes. After many shrill squeals, awestruck gasps and relieved sighs, we were finally at Joshimath - Our stop for the night.

Auli is 30 minutes from Joshimath. We set out early next morning. Past the stairs and the ski-lift, was our destination: the entrance to Nanda Devi National Park. We spent the entire day hiking up the hills, and lying down in the grass. Stunning views rewarded us after every climb.

Back to Delhi on Monday with a sun-burnt nose and some beautiful memories.


This is where we began our journey. Picked up the motorbike and set off for the 300+ km ahead
Photo of Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India by Trisha Singh
Photo of Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India by Trisha Singh
Hotels and conveniences for a overnight stop. Cool air and smiles.
Photo of Joshimath, Uttarakhand, India by Trisha Singh
Photo of Joshimath, Uttarakhand, India by Trisha Singh
A Ski retreat in the winter, it is the gateway to Nanda Devi National Park
Photo of Auli, Uttarakhand, India by Trisha Singh
Stunning views of the range. Cool air, green grass and sunshine. A perfect Saturday!
Photo of Nanda Devi, Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India by Trisha Singh
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I plan to leave on 24th Dec and back on the 28th.. easiest route and means of transport will be ?
Thu 12 03 15, 10:58 · Reply · Report
Trisha please help me plan for Auli we are planning to go on 24 December and what all activities should we plan to do in Auli . Thanks
Thu 12 03 15, 01:48 · Reply · Report
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Gerónimo Di Pierro
Nice one!
Thu 06 04 15, 09:04 · Reply (1) · Edit · Delete ·
Thanks for reading :)
Tue 04 19 16, 23:08 · Report
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Manish Vats
hi Trisha can i have your email id
Thu 05 21 15, 00:19 · Reply · Edit · Delete ·
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Ankit Bora
@amrit badam- Sir plz check Google maps....auli is in uttrakhand...I had hosted south east Asian winter games also....which were held in apna uttrakhand...
Fri 01 09 15, 04:53 · Reply · Edit · Delete ·
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