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Located in the Chamoli district of the northern state of Uttarkhand, Auli is a small hill station which has recently received popularity as a ski resort in India. The slopes of Auli are considered to be the best in Asia and offer one of the very few skiing options in India. The Nanda Devi peak is visible on a clear day from the town. The city is also the venue of the annual winter sports organized during the months of February and March. The skiing season in Auli is normally between November till March.

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Languages: Hindi and English
Best time to visit: December to March
STD Code: 013172

The temple at Joshimath is one of the four set up by the famous Indian saint, Guru Adi Shankaracharya. These are called pithas and are revered by Hindus all over India. The local semi nomadic Bhotiya tribes have inhabited Auli and the nearby areas for many centuries. These tribes carried out trade with the Tibetan nomads and since then, cultural intermingling has been a constant feature between these two regions. The slopes that are now popular for skiing once used to be the training grounds for the Indo-Tibetan border police force.A famous and daring skiing descent from the 23490 feet high Trishul peak was successfully attempted in 1958. Skiing down took only 90 minutes while the climb had taken four days.

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Languages Hindi and English
Best time to visit December to March
STD Code 013172

Since it is famous for winter sports, skiing in particular, the best time to visit this scenic hill station is during winter. November to March is the ideal time for the skiers as the slopes are in perfect condition for skiing during that period. From December to March, the Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam organizes 7-day and 15-day skiing courses. Heavy woolens are needed to combat the harsh winters and temperatures can reach well below zero degrees Celcius.

Other Places of Interest around Auli
The nearby towns of Joshimath, Pithoragarh, Bageshwar and Almora hold importance as tourist spots. Joshimath , Bageshwar and Almora have many ancient temples that are still revered by the Hindus from all over India. Pithoragarh is the entry point to the Himalayas. Pilagrims to Kailasa Manas Sarovar have to trek through this city en route their pilgrimage. offers all inclusive tour packages for Auli and other places in India. Please contact us for the same.

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