“Some hill stations are no less than crushes! Either, you end up being taken or friend-zoned! Yet, the heart keeps on beating! The feeling prevails!”
I don’t know if I am worthy enough to give a quote about a hill station but yes, I can truly give a statement. The above statement goes out to Auli. Well, she is like a beautiful Garhwali girl I first saw as a child and again as a grown-up.
The first time, It was mere friendship, but the second time, It was love. Yes, you can fall in love with places often, and trust me, it is way better than falling in love with a human being.
At times, a human being might not be worthy of the love you show but for a place it is different. The number of times you reach up to the place, it fondles you. So selfless! So tranquil!
So, as a traveler and a crazy soul that seldom wanders in the Himalayas, I am here, sharing facts about the best time to visit Auli. However, this article contains some philosophy and some facts about Auli. Moreover, It contains my story from my childhood. Have a read before you head to the place!
Auli- The Location
Auli is situated in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is also known as ‘Auli Bugyal’ in Garhwali, the local language. The Chamoli district has now turned globally famous for this hill station as it is a ski resort in India.
Auli has got an elevation of 2909 m above sea level and is one of the most remote locations in India. However, a bunch of local people stays on the spot for their business.
This thing is probably the same for all tourist locations around the world. The love for traveling for one turns to the daily bread for another.
There are not many places to visit in Auli but you can include the hill station while covering the state of Uttrakhand on a trip. It can either be a holiday on the hills or a pilgrimage.
Scroll down to know the best time to visit Auli.
Uttarakhand Trippings Belts With Inclusion Of Auli
In this section of the article, you can check out the tripping belts of Uttarakhand in which you can include Auli. Just take a look:
The Hardwar- Rudraprayag- Joshimath Belt
If you have a time constraint, the Hardwar-Rudraprayag- Joshimath belt can be one of the best Himalayan getaways for you. Now, you can add a day and visit Auli from Joshimath. In this case, you have to stay in Joshimath for two nights.
The Pilgrimage Belt
You can also cover Auli in the Kedarnath-Badrinath-Hemkund Shahib pilgrimage belt. It is easy as you need to give a halt in Joshimath. Even after covering Auli, you can reach up to Tunganath for a pilgrimage as it is situated in the Chamoli district itself.
Reaching Auli- All Facts About It
Reaching Auli is a daunting task in every way but it is full of fun. You can reach here by road or by cable car. As Joshimath is the nearest city to Auli, it acts as the base. In the winter, cable cars actively transit people to Auli.
The Best Time To Visit Auli
For me, things were a bit different, I went on a pilgrimage trip twice during the late autumn. As a child, I witnessed lush green meadows at the place but it was all cloudy. It was a memorable situation on my trip.
I remember that we had a plan to visit the Auli tourist places but could not get the cable car. It was so as if we were on a Joshimath and went late to the base camp.
So, the plan ultimately got postponed to the next morning. Now, the best thing that happened to us was the dawn. It is cloudy and a few drizzles occurred too. While we were in the cable car, we got some awesome views of the place.
The same place had something different for me when I reached this place in my twenties. It was early November and the place was covered with virgin snow. According to the locals, it was not something uncommon but the place looked like heaven. The sky was deep blue and I could get a breathtaking view of the Nanda Devi.
So, I can say, the best time to visit Auli Uttarakhand can be the late autumn and winter. Visiting the place at this time can help you to get the real vibe of the place.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
When you visit Auli during the winter, which is actually the best time to visit Auli, you need to take proper trekking gear. Moreover, you can take proper woolens for the night.
A 55-year-old man can reach the top of Auli if he is physically fit. However, it is better if it does not visit due to altitude sickness.
No, As of now, the cable car of Auli is not active during the summer season. The best you can do is visit the place during the winter season. Since the best time to visit Auli is winter and late autumn, cable cars operate abundantly during these times.
Yes, you can visit Auli during the Monsoon season. The place might be a bit risky to roam about but you can get some extraordinary views.
Writing about Auli is always a fun thing to do as I have been to the place twice. Plus explaining the best time to visit Auli to all of you was always on my bucket list. I would always suggest you make a proper plan before heading to the place. Expect to check out the magnificent views and enjoy skiing at the same time.
The best you can do is get a cab till Joshimath and if possible till Auli. You can also get a good guide from the hotel who can show you some unique local spots.