Auli , Uttarakhand

3 Days

  • Hotel
  • 10-15
  • Tempo Traveller or Bus
  • Winter
  • Breakfast and Dinner
  • English and Hindi

DELHI TO DELHI

Auli Trip Overview

If you’re a snow fanatic or a Bollywood enthusiast, then you must have wondered what it feels like to soar through a thick blanket of snow as you feel the crisp winter breeze tickling your face. Of course, growing up, most of us believed that one needs to cross the seven seas to be able to have exciting adventures in snow-covered mountains especially if it was something as fanciful as skiing but we are here to tell you that you don’t have to go to Switzerland or Norway to experience the thrill that one feels when gliding on snow.

Auli, a small town in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, with its picturesque view of some of the highest peaks of the great Himalayas, and snow-laden canted slopes has gained recognition as one of the most popular winter destinations in India.

A gateway to various other popular attractions like Valley of Flowers National Park, Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara, and trekking destinations like Gorson Bugyal, and Pangerchulla summit provides ample opportunities for you to have a lot of fun. If you have been wondering where you can go skiing in India, then Auli is the right answer for you especially if you are someone who can’t afford to go on long trips because this Auli weekend trip is only 3 days long making it one of the best weekend trips in Uttarakhand.

Elevated at an altitude of 2,800 meters, Auli is surrounded by a large expanse of capacious forests that entrance nature lovers with their majestic oak trees, which are beautifully covered in an ivory blanket of snow in winter.

Apart from that, the highest artificial lake in the world, like an ever-glistening turquoise gem in a forest of jade green, is also nestled in Auli adding more to its never-ending list of charms.

This Himalayan Ski resort also has India’s highest and longest cable car link stretching to a distance of 4 Kilometers, connecting it to the town of Joshimath which is a getaway to holy sites like the Shankaracharya Math, Narsingh temple, Kalpeshwar Mandir, etc.

If you are thinking of going to Auli solely for skiing and to immerse yourself in a magical world made up of a tapestry of snow and cobalt blue skies, then the best time to visit Auli is from December to March. But if you are someone who prefers the warmth of spring over the cold breeze and takes pride in being an avid lover of nature, then the best time to visit Auli for you would be from June to August as you get to see more than 500 species of flowers blooming and stretching like a carpet stitched from the colors of rainbow over the meadows.

Overall, Auli is definitely one of the most breathtakingly beautiful places that you must visit in Uttarakhand as it has something to offer everyone.


Quick Info:

  • Route: Delhi – Haridwar – Joshimath – Auli – Rishikesh – Delhi
  • Duration: 53Days/ 2 Nights
  • Start Point: Delhi
  • End Point: Delhi

Note: The above rates would vary and won’t be same on special days such as Diwali, Dussehra, Christmas and New Years, to get the best rates for these days you can connect with us directly.


How to Reach:

By Air: Delhi is well connected with domestic and international flights to all the major cities within and outside India. All the major airlines have their flights operating from Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi.

By Rail: The railway network connects Delhi to all major and minor destinations in India. The three important railway stations of Delhi are New Delhi Railway Station, Old Delhi Railway Station and Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station.

By Road: Delhi is well connected by a network of roads and national highways with all the major cities in India. Both the government and private transport providers provide frequent bus services. One can also get government as well as private taxis here.


THINGS TO PACK 

Day backpack (20 – 30 Ltrs): When you are on a local sightseeing tour, you are required to carry only a few necessary items and for that, you need a day backpack as you will leave your bigger one at your designated stay.

Floaters or Sandals: When you are spending your day at leisure, a good pair of sandals and floaters will help you to move freely.

1 Down Jacket / Main Jacket: It’s emphasized that you need to carry proper layers so you can avoid getting cold which is why you need to carry an insulated jacket that you can put on over your other clothes.

1 Pair of Thermal: Thermal is a piece of garment that helps in keeping your body warm in cold temperatures. It is a necessary item that you need when traveling to cold regions.

Outdoor Shoes: A comfortable shoe is required when traveling outdoors, especially in the mountains. They shouldn’t be chunky, instead, they should be lightweight and sturdy.

3 Quick Dry Tees: You must keep at least three pairs of quick dry tees so that you can wash them in between stops for proper hygiene.

3 Pair of Cotton Socks: Cotton socks are extremely comfortable to move around in and are lightweight as well which is why you can always count on a good pair of cotton socks while traveling. However, keep in mind to change them and avoid wearing them if they are moist.

1 Pair of Woolen Socks: A good pair of woolen socks, especially merino, are comfortable, limit odors and provide adequate insulation from the cold so you can wear them at night.

1 Poncho: A poncho is an evolved form of a raincoat that provides coverage to your body as well as your bag and ensures total water protection from the rain.

Quick-dry towel: A quick-dry towel will help in maintaining proper hygiene. It must dry quickly because the wet fabric will only increase the chance of bacterial growth.

Gloves: Insulated gloves help in maintaining proper body heat in your hands.

Sanitizer: Prevent the risk of infections and maintain proper hand hygiene by making sure you carry a hand sanitizer.

Sun Cap: A lightweight sun cap with side flaps is perfect to keep your head cool and avoid sunburns on a sunny day.

Lip Balm: Your lips can become chapped due to the harsh cold winds so it’s important to keep them moisturized.

Cold Cream & Sun Screen (SPF 40+): To avoid sunburns and chafing, you need to put on sunscreen as well as cold cream.

Water Bottle (1 Ltrs): Hydration is extremely important when it comes to traveling. Carrying a water bottle that you can refill with Himalayan water is a must.

Bag for all your Toiletries: A bag with all your essentials including napkins, toothpaste, sanitizers, paper soap, etc should be carried in a ziplock bag.

Personal Basic Medical Kit: Carrying a medical kit with bandages, Dettol, and medication for headaches, nausea, etc is necessary.

Sunglasses / People who use spectacles (Use Photochromic glasses instead of contact lenses): Photochromatic glasses are specs that are designed to transform into anti-glare shades depending upon exposure to the sun. They are good when it comes to eye protection but one can also opt for clip-on glasses etc.

Mobile charger / Power bank: Although you’ll get electricity at most places, it is always advisable to carry a charged power bank in case of emergencies.

Documents: Identification proofs like Aadhar Card, and driver’s License.

Travel Laundry Bag: In case your clothes get wet or your garments don’t dry, you can carry them in the bag and keep them separate from your dry clothes.

Camera: This should be obvious. To make sure that you get to capture all the great moments from your trip. Make sure that you have enough storage and some extra batteries as well.

Itinerary

Enroute to Joshimath, we’d be traversing the Badrinath road with a picturesque view of the four confluence of the Ganga river, which includes Devprayag, Rudraprayag, Karnaprayag, and Nand Prayag. All along the Alaknanda river would be flowing by your side making the otherwise long journey seem shorter.
Upon reaching Joshimath, we will check into our hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Dinner followed by an overnight stay in Joshimath.

After early morning breakfast, we will head towards Auli which is a Himalayan Ski Resort overlooked by the Nanda Devi and Nar Parvat mountains. The second highest and longest ropeway in India after Gulmarg, the Auli Cable Car provides a breathtaking view of the surrounding mountains.
Travelers can indulge in winter sports like skiing, snowboarding, and more. (on personal expense)
Afterward, we will head back to Joshimath and spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Dinner followed by an overnight stay in Joshimath.
Note: Travelers who wish to go to Auli via cable car or private cabs will have to bear the expenses themselves.

After early morning breakfast, we'll check out of our designated stays and head back to Rishikesh.
We'll arrive at Rishikesh in the evening and then will continue our return journey to Delhi.
NEXT DAY We'll reach Delhi by early morning. After that, the group will part ways with fond memories from the trip.

Day 4 :

INCLUSION

  • Transportation: Delhi to Delhi transportation by Tempo Traveler / SUV
  • Accommodation: 2 Nights Accommodation in Hotel.
  • Sightseeing as per the Itinerary
  • Meal Plan: MAPI Plan (Total 4 Meals)
  • The trip Captain will be present at all times during the tour.
  • First Aid Kits
  • All required Permits
  • Driver Allowance
  • Toll Taxes and other state taxes
  • Parking Charges

EXCLUSION

  • 5% GST.
  • Expenses for adventure activities, cable car, private cabs in Auli.
  • Early check-in at the hotel.
  • Any additional expenses such as of personal nature.
  • Additional accommodation/food costs incurred due to any delay travel.
  • Any lunch and other meals not mentioned in Package Inclusions.
  • Any Airfare/Rail fare other than what is mentioned in “Inclusions” or any type of transportation from which is outside the itinerary.
  • Parking and monument entry fees during sightseeing.
  • Additional Costs due to Flight Cancellations, Landslides, Roadblocks, and other natural calamities.
  • Any other services not specified above in inclusions.

Auli Package FAQs

How can I go to Auli from Delhi?

The best and the most convenient trip to Auli from Delhi includes an overnight journey from Delhi to Rishikesh, Uttarakhand. You can stay the night in Rishikesh and leave the next morning for Auli which is another journey of 8 to 9 hours.

You can also start from Delhi to Srinagar, take a night halt there and continue the journey to Auli the next day while you admire the mesmerizing beauty of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi on the way.

What is the best time to go to Auli?

The skiing capital of India is known to entertain the tourists throughout the year because of the pleasant season. Even though the pristine beauty of the hill station is intact the entire year, the best time to visit Auli is supposedly between the last week of January to the first week of March, i.e. between the offset of winters and the beginning of the summers.

You will be able to witness the fresh snowfall and the pleasant mountain sunrays together during this period. You can conquer the skiing slopes here while you soak in the picturesque views in and around the place.

Is it safe to drive from Delhi to Auli?

The roads between Delhi to Auli are fairly good but considering they are filled with hairpin turns and hilly terrain, you must be an experienced driver who knows strategic driving in mountains.

It is advisable to hire a professional driver if you decide to drive down otherwise be very cautious while driving and be slow on the turns.

How many days are required to visit Auli?

You can never get enough of the unmistakable beauty of Auli but to cover the whole city from a tourist’s point of view, three days are enough to visit Auli.

You can cover Auli Lake, the valley of flowers, popular temples and the famous ski spots in the given time. Make sure you leave two days extra for traveling back and forth to Delhi while planning a Delhi to Auli tour

Why is Auli famous?

Auli or Auli Bugyal has crawled its way to the maps by being the ski capital of India. A quaint little hidden gem of Uttarakhand that houses one of the famous ski resorts in India. Apart from being the perfect winter holiday destination, Auli experiences a pleasant climate throughout the year.

Bounded by the snow-covered peaks from all directions, your trip to Auli from Delhi will be full of Instagram worthy mountain backdrops. With an altitude of 2500 meters above sea level, Auli also houses Asia’s longest Gondola ride from Joshimath to Auli with splendid 270-degree views of the Garhwal Mountains.

Is Auli worth visiting?

If you are a snow lover, Auli is the perfect hill station to spend your holidays at. It’s not every day that you get to wake up to a winter wonderland and watch the sunrise behind a snow-capped mountain from your window.

There are a lot of hiking trails that begin from Auli and are loved by trekkers and backpackers too. Auli is one of the very few places in India with ski slopes and beautiful ski resorts. Trip to Auli from Delhi is definitely worth the money, time and efforts you put into it.

What are the transportation facilities included in the Delhi to Auli package?

Transportation facilities in the Auli tour package from Delhi include AC bus or travelers for a larger group. The tour also includes XUV or Innova depending upon the size of the group.

What activities are included in the Delhi to Auli package and what we can avail for an extra cost?

Auli sightseeing and trekking are included in the tour. Tourists can however also experience the ropeway and skiing at an additional cost. Any extra charges to be paid for trekking permits or entry fees to any sightseeing are not included in the tour.

Is there snow in Auli?

Yes, Auli is a winter wonderland of India and a famous ski spot in the country. During winters, Auli is covered fully with the pristine white sheet of snow, especially during January and February, the thick layer of snow is perfect for skiing.

How far is Auli from Delhi?

Auli is located at a distance of 381.7 km from Delhi and the distance can be covered in approximately 9 hours and 30 minutes. The total time taken to reach Auli also depends upon the on-road traffic, road conditions and weather conditions.

If you are an experienced driver or are coming along with an experienced driver, there are not unlikely chances of delay in the route.

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Auli , Uttarakhand
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