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.
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