Auli is a beautiful tourist destination for enjoying a wonderful vacation in India. It is also the best Skiing destination in the country. You can visit Auli throughout the year. This is a perfect destination for everyone to enjoy a family or solo vacation. There are many famous tourist places in Auli that one should explore on their trip.
The Auli Artificial Lake is one of the best and top places to visit in Auli. It is the only man-made lake across Auli. It is located near the Clifftop Club resort in Auli. The Uttarakhand government created this lake to fill the ski slopes with artificial snow so that people could enjoy skiing in monsoons too. It would be best if you did not miss visiting this beautiful destination on your Auli trip.
Distance: 12km from bus stand
Nearby Activities: Skiing, Snowboarding, Camping, etc.
Chattrakund is a beautiful lake in Joshimath. It comes under one of the best tourist places in Auli. It is located at 3300 meters above sea level. You must trek around 4 km from Auli to enjoy this beautiful place. The beautiful thick tall trees around this lake will give you a stunning view. This is a comfortable and peaceful place to visit with family, friends, or even alone.
Distance: 1 km from Gurson Bugyal
Best Time to visit – March to November
Gurson Bugyal is a mesmerizing bugyal near Auli and a beautiful skiing destination. It is a very famous tourist spot in Auli. After reaching the top, one can also catch sight of the Nanda devi, Trishul, and Drona mountain ranges. It is just a 3km trek from Auli Gmvn resort. You will enjoy the scenic views on your way to Gurson Bugyal.
Difficulty – Moderate
Best Time to visit – March to October
Narsingh Temple is a very popular place in Joshimath. It is a beautiful and sacred place to explore on your Auli trip. This temple is also famously known as the Narsingh Badri temple. It is a famous destination because the Badrivishal idol is rested here during winters. You can reach here walking from the Joshimath Bus Stand.
Location: lower bazaar area in Joshimath
Badrinath is one of the dhams of the Char Dhams in India. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, this temple is also famously known as Badrinarayan Temple. Badrinath temple, located in the Garhwal Himalayas, serves beautiful and mesmerizing scenic views. It is open for six months a year. This temple is one of the most famous places on the Auli Joshimath Trip.
Best Time to visit: May to November
Entry Timings: 6 am to 8 pm
Tapovan is a very famous tourist destination near Auli. This is a worth visiting spot near Joshimath. You can have a great time at the Tapovan hot springs too. This place is a natural wonder you should not miss visiting while exploring Auli.
Distance: 18 km away from Joshimath
Best Time to Visit – April to October
Bhavishya Badri is a must-visit place in Auli. It is one of the Panch Badri Temples situated around 3,000 meters above sea level. This temple is dedicated to Lord Narasimha. You can reach this beautiful destination after enjoying a 3 km trek from Tapovan. It is a natural beauty which you should enjoy visiting once on your trip.
What to do – Take blessings from Badrinath Ji
Mana Village is the last Indian village that is a famous tourist destination in Uttarakhand. Located in Chamoli, it is known as the “tourism village.” This village is just 3 km away from the Badrinath Temple. Surrounded by the beautiful Himalayan hills, this village is a must-visit place. Neelkanth, Tapt Kund, Mata Murti Temple, Vasudhara, Vyas gufa, Ganesh gufa, and Bheem pul are the famous attractions in Mana Village.
Location: 3 km from Badrinath & 68 km from Joshimath
Best Time to Visit – May to October
Vishnuprayag is beautiful and one of the best places to visit on your Auli vacation. It is the first prayag among Panch Prayags, where River Alaknanda meets River Dhauliganga. This is the best place to spend some time relaxing in the beautiful surroundings. You can explore the ashrams here and visit the Vishnu Prayag temple.
Distance – 12 km From Joshimath
Best Time to visit: April, May, Sept, Oct, Nov
Valley of Flowers is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Auli. It is a National Park of India and a UNESCO world heritage site. You will find an exotic variety of flowers here. This place, in the west Himalayan region of Uttarakhand, will leave you stunned. You need to trek to the valley of flowers through beautiful scenic views and the Pushpawati River flowing by your side.
Best Time: July and August
Timings: 7 am to 2pm
Trek distance: 10 km
Entry fees: INR 150 (Indians) and INR 600 (foreigners)
April is almost perfect weather to explore Auli. Not very cold, nor hot. Gurson Bugyal, Chattarkund, Joshimath, and the Artificial Lake are the best places to visit in Auli in April.
January is a favourite season for tourists to enjoy in Auli. Ski Resort Auli and the Gurson Peak are the best places in Auli to visit in January. In addition, the snow-capped peaks of Nanda Devi would bless your sight when visiting Auli in January.
December is the peak season in Auli. Auli Ropeway, Chattrakund Lake, Gorson Bugyal, Narsingh Temple, Joshimath, and Nanda Devi Peak are the best and top places to visit Auli in December.
October to March are considered the best time to visit Auli. As the weather is calm and cool and snow in nearby mountains ranges can be visible. Also the temperature during that time is below 5°.
Mid January to March are the best months, if you want to visit Auli for snow. This is the time when Auli is covered with a thick blanket of snow and looks stunning.