Places to Visit in Auli

Places to Visit in Auli

Auli ranks among the most beautiful hill stations in Uttarakhand. Auli means a high-altitude alpine meadow in the local Garhwali language. It is also one of the most famous winter skiing destinations in Uttarakhand. Auli is a year-round tourist destination. During summer, the slopes of Auli are covered in colorful flowers. Auli has so many places that you can visit. You can make your own Auli travel plans to spend your vacation in Uttarakhand. We offer many Uttarakhand holiday packages, where you can include Auli in your Auli travel itinerary.

1. Auli Artificial Lake

Auli Artificial Lake is a man-made lake in Auli. This lake has a ski track where you can ski even in the summer season. Snow guns provide ice surfaces for skiing during winter. You can have magnificent views of Nanda Devi from Auli Artificial Lake. This lake is also the highest man-made lake in the entire world.

2. Joshimath

Joshimath is a very sacred town in Uttarakhand. There are many famous temples here like Narsimha and Gaurishankar temples. Joshimath was established as a Vedic monastery by Adi Shankaracharya. The winter abode of Lord Badrinath is also in Joshimath. You can trek to the Valley of Flowers and other places from Joshimath.

3. Gorson Bugyal

Gorson Bugyal is a high-altitude alpine meadow in Auli, Uttarakhand. A trek to Gorson Bugyal is one of the most scenic treks in Uttarakhand. You can have the most perfect views of Nanda Devi, Trishul, Dron mountain peaks from Gorson Bugyal. The pastures, coniferous trees, icy peaks, and blue skies make Gorson Bugyal one of the most beautiful places in Auli.

4. Auli Ropeway

Auli Ropeway is a cable car facility that you can enjoy in Auli. This ropeway starts from Joshimath and ends at Auli, and it is a 4 km ropeway. This ropeway gives panoramic views of the snow-covered slopes, icy mountains, and green valleys from above the cable car. You must have a cable car ride on this ropeway when visiting Auli.

5. Chhatrakund

Chhatrakund is one of the tourist attractions in Auli. This crystal clear lake is surrounded by pine, oak, and deodar forests. The views of the sunset from Chhatrakund are fantastic. Chhatrakund is just 4 km from Auli. Nearby you can visit Gorson Bugyal also. A morning trek to Chhatrakund is the most beautiful experience in Auli.

6. Chenab Lake

Chenab Lake is one of the best places to visit in Auli. It is a man-made lake that is surrounded by scenic forests and beautiful landscapes of the Garhwali region. Chenab Lake also supplies water for daily use to the local people of Auli.

7. Auli Ski Resorts

Auli has some of the best ski resorts in Uttarakhand and also in India. They offer luxury accommodation to its guests, and many other facilities like sightseeing tours, adventure activities, yoga sessions, multi-cuisine restaurants and bars, ski equipment and instructors, indoor and outdoor games, barbecue parties, and trekking guides.

8. Trishul Peak

Trishul Peak is a group of three peaks that can be seen very clearly from Auli. They are called so as it resembles the shape of a trident or Trishul. A trek to Trishul can only be done by expert mountaineers. Common tourists cannot undertake this difficult climb to Trishul peak. You can have a glimpse of Trishul peak when trekking to Gorson Bugyal.

9. Kwani Bugyal

Kwani Bugyal is a high-altitude meadow located in Auli. A trek to Kwani Bugyal is one of the best things to do in Auli. From Kwani Bugyal, you can see the mountain peaks of Nanda Devi, Dunagiri very clearly. This entire area of Kwani Bugyal is full of alpine forests, green pastures, snow-clad mountain peaks.

10. Nanda Devi National Park

One of the best places to visit in Auli is Nanda Devi National Park. Nanda Devi National Park is the best place in Uttarakhand to spot the unique wildlife of the Himalayan region. You can spot a Black Bear, Himalayan Musk Deer, and many other rare Himalayan wildlife. Valley of Flowers is next only to this national park and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

11. Saildhar Tapowan

Saildhar Tapowan is one of the best sightseeing places in Auli. It is a small village located at a distance of just 15 km from Auli. This tiny village is famous for its hot water springs and local Garhwali handicrafts. You can do shopping here and visit the local temple. A dip in the natural hot water spring is said to heal the body.

12. Rudraprayag

Rudraprayag is located at the meeting place of Mandakini and Alaknanda rivers. It is famous for its temples and spiritual aura. Rudraprayag is one of the famous panch prayers of Uttarakhand. This sacred town is on the road to both Badrinath and Kedarnath. Famous temples to visit here are Rudranath and Chamunda Devi temples.

13. Nandaprayag

Nandaprayag is one of the many famous Auli sightseeing places that you can visit on your trip to Auli. Rivers Nandakini and Alaknanda meet at Nandaprayag. The temple of Gopal is a very popular tourist spot here. It is on the banks of the Alaknanda River and is dedicated to young Krishna, who used to graze cows during his childhood days.

14. Bhavishya Badri

Bhavishya Badri is one of the famous panch Badri temples in Uttarakhand. It is said that in Kalyuga, Lord Badrinath will eventually reside at Bhavishya Badri temple. Bhavishya Badri temple is surrounded by coniferous forests. Bhavishya Badri temple is dedicated to Lord Narsimha, a divine incarnation of Lord Vishnu.

15. Vanshinarayan Kalpeshwar

The temple of Vanshinarayan Kalpeshwar is a Shiva temple near Joshimath. This temple is open throughout the year and is a part of other Shiva temples in Uttarakhand. Other temples of Kedarnath, Tungnath, Rudranath, Madhyamaheshwar are also worth visiting.

16. Narsingh Temple

Narsingh Temple is one of the places to visit in Auli. This temple is dedicated to Narshimha, the fourth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. He was a part human and part lion. According to Hindu scriptures, Narsingh Temple is a part of the Sapt Badri temples in Uttarakhand. Narsingh Temple is also the winter home of Badrinath.

17. Vridh Badri Temple

Vridh Badri temple is on the way to Badrinath and is part of the famous Sapt Badri yatra in Uttarakhand. It is a temple of Lord Vishnu. He appeared to Sage Narada in the form of an old man. This temple also falls on the trek to Kalpeshwar temple.

18. Nanda Devi Peak

Auli has several viewpoints from where you can watch India’s second-highest peak, Nanda Devi. Nanda Devi is one of the very famous treks in Uttarakhand. However, this peak is very hard to climb and you will need special mountaineering equipment to climb this mountain peak.

19. Hanuman Ghat

Hanuman Ghat in Auli was established in the 16th century by Saint Tulsidas. In Ramayana times, Lord Ram originally founded this ghat and at that time, it was called Rameshwaram. Hanuman Ghat is best for boating and this holy ghat is one of the religious places to visit in Auli.

20. Vasundhara Falls

Vasundhara Falls is a beautiful waterfall that you can visit on your trip to Auli. This fall is in Mana Village, and you can easily spot this waterfall on your way to Badrinath. You can trek from Mana Village to arrive at this falls.

21. Malari

Malari is a tiny hamlet which is located on the Dhauli Ganga river near Auli. It is very scenic and you can see the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas from this village. Malari is one of those off-beat places in Auli. It is very close to the Indo-Tibet border. Bhotia tribes live in Malari village. They are best known for their Mongolian origins.

22. Ghangaria

Ghangaria is situated at the confluence of Hemganga and Pushpawati rivers. This hamlet is one of the most beautiful and scenic places to visit in Auli. It is the last human settlement in Bhyundar Valley. Ghangaria is full of the natural beauty of snow-capped mountain peaks, lush green forests, and tiny villages.

23. Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara

You should visit Hemkund Sahib when visiting Auli. Hemkund Sahib is the world’s highest gurudwara and it is close to the Valley of Flowers. Hemkund Sahib is dedicated to Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth guru of Sikhs. The kund near the gurudwara is fed by the cold glacial waters.

24. Gopeshwar

Gopeshwar is famous for its temples, and it is also one of the places you should visit on your trip to Auli. The ancient Shiva temple is very famous in Gopeshwar. Vaitarni Kund is a group of small temples in Gopeshwar. Other temples of Tungnath, Rudranath, Anusuya Devi, and Badrinath are close to Gopeshwar.

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