The Himalayas have always been a go-to tourist spot for Indians to enjoy the cold, chilly weather and beauty of Mother nature. We all know of the famous tourist spots spanning over the Himalayas like Manali, Shimla, Hrishikesh, Sikkim, Kashmir, etc. but there are many other unexplored or less explored places that people are now getting to know about.
Auli is one such place. Auli is a hill station, a ski resort situated in the state of Uttarakhand with mesmerizing landscapes, beauty, and peace. The snow-covered mountains and the views will remind us of the Christmas movies that we all grew up watching.
What Is Auli Famous For?
Auli is famous for its beauty. When the Uttarakhand Government first listed Auli as a tourist spot to attract visitors, it was its beauty that captivated the eyes of the people. And thanks to word of mouth, it has become a must-visit hill station in our country.
Apart from its beauty, Auli is famous for the snow sports it offers, unlike other hill stations. It is famous for hiking and skiing, some of the snow sports that we Indians love to try but have very little access to. All those Hollywood movies made us want to ski even more, and now we do not have to plan for a foreign trip to enjoy skiing. We can do so well within the bounds of our country. The mountains of Auli are suitable for professional as well as novice skiers and do not pose any threat.
The place also holds a world record for having the most number of flower species blooming in springs than any other place in the world. Doesn’t this give us all the more reasons to visit the place but how to reach there?
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How To Reach Auli From Delhi?
Although there are few direct modes of transport and more coming in, most people prefer to visit Delhi as a halt to reach their final destination in northern India. Choosing Delhi as the halt gives us more options to visit the hills and spend our vacation. It can be cost-effective as well.
So, there are quite a few ways to reach Auli from Delhi via different modes of transports are:
- By Bus – Auli is located at a distance of 504 km from Delhi. There are well-connected private as well as state-operated buses running from Delhi as well as Dehradun. The bus route allows us to visit other places coming on the way which are Haridwar, Hrishikesh, and Joshimath, all in the same order. These hill stations are beautiful tourist attractions as well, highly famous for their culture, sports, and lip-smacking food. The bus ride takes up to 12 hours of our time to the very least and can be tiresome for many but it is worth a shot to enjoy the scenic beauty and visit all the places coming in between.
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- By Cab – Private cars or cabs are rather convenient options chosen by tourists. The car ride to Auli from Delhi is about 8 to 9 hours. This form of transport is often opted for by families traveling in groups. The cabs or private cars are very easy to rent via many car rental outlets near Delhi Railway station and airport.
- By Train – No vacation is complete without the overnight train journey with homemade food, laughter, games, and seats hopping all through the night. The sleep we get inside a rocking train is disturbing for some but distinguishing nice for others. Also, we cannot forget the hawkers coming in to wake us up in the morning. To reach Auli we have to first take a train from Delhi to either Haridwar or Rishikesh which takes about 4 to 5 hours. From there we have to opt for a bus or a car to help us reach our final destination i.e. Auli takes up to another 8 to 9 hours either way.
- By Flight – People think that reaching Auli via flight is the most convenient way but due to the lack of adequate airports, reaching AUli gets tiresome through all the ways. We can take a flight to Dehradun airport, the nearest airport leading to Auli. From there we have to take a 12-hour ride via road to reach Auli leaving us with the options of bus and car.
We hope that you get to witness the beauty of the place soon!