The skiing destination

Key Points
  • Ideal Duration: 2-3 days
  • Best Time: Throughout the year
  • Nearest Airport: Dehradun

Auli is a beautiful hill station in Uttarakhand where you can enjoy treks, skiing and beautiful mountain view. Auli is one of the best places to enjoy skiing. This place is located in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, India. The place is at an elevation of 2,500 metres above sea level.

Auli is popular among tourists for its beautiful scenery and pleasant weather. Auli is also the popular skiing destination in India because of its clean environment and proper place for Skiing. People also come here to learn Skiing

Winter is really cold but it covers the whole place with snow. If you really want to enjoy the beauty of this place, visit Auli in winters.

From Auli, you can have the pleasant look of Nanda Devi, Mana Parvat and Kamat Kamet. There are several religious destinations scattered around Auli.

History and culture

Auli is inhabited by semi nomadic tribals called Bhotiyas. These people are of Mongolian origin. They traversed the trails at Auli in past and locally they are called Thatauli.

In the 8th century AD, the great Guru Adi Shankaracharya also visited the place and built a temple at Joshimath. The temple is known as Shankaracharya Tapasthali and it still exists here.

Auli is also the training ground for the men of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force. Army men are trained in the extreme climatic conditions to be ready for extreme situations.

After Uttarakhand became a state, Auli started gaming popularity and now is one of the most popular tourists destinations of the state. Now it is a notable place for Skiing lovers.

Many festivals in Auli are associated with skiing. Skiing Festivals and National Championship for Snow Skiing are held at Auli every year. The place also hosts South Asian Winter Games.

Culture of Auli is mainly inspired by Tibetan and Garhwali traditions. People living here are very religious. Beaded jewellery, wooden artefacts, woollen wear, and traditional woollen caps are few unique things you can buy here.

Places in Auli

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