Nestled amidst the snow-clad mountains of Garhwal Himalayan Range, Auli adds beauty and fascination to Uttarakhand tourism. With slopes and meadows flanked by dense vegetation of oak and coniferous , it is hard to describe the beauty of this hill station. Auli is a part of Chamoli district in Uttarakhand in North India and is famous world-wide as one of the best destinations for skiing in India.
Considered as a new entrant among the circles of beautiful hill stations in India, Auli is speedily catching the attention of honeymooners, peace-seekers and nature lovers apart from adventure lovers. Its elevationion ranges from 2,519 meters to 3,050 meters above sea level.
Known as 'bugyal' in the local dialect, Auli means meadow and hence is a place not to be missed during summer and spring seasons. Natural vistas, panoramic views of Himalayan peaks, lush wooded vegetation and pathways laden with wild flowers give Auli a colourful look.
Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam (GMVN), an enterprise of Uttarakhand government, is the authorized body for looking after Auli tourism. GMVN not only provides accommodation facilities for visitors but also offers skiing courses for travelers who love to try a hand in skiing activity.
Apart from being home to many natural attractions, Auli also presents tourists enough opportunities to engage in fun and adventure activities. There are various recreational activities other than skiing that will keep you busy throughout your tour of Auli. Excursions to nearby places like Valley of Flowers, Nanda Devi Sanctuary and Gurso Bugyal are great sources of interest among travelers. Similarly, trekking expeditions from Auli can give visitors experiences for life long.