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Suhana Kumari, student of Saksham Sanchar Foundation shared her experience of visiting Auli, Switzerland of India.

Hi guys! I am SUHANA. Do you also want to explore Switzerland in India? So here I am to find it out for you. So, wear your seat belts tightly, for having a roller coaster ride to Switzerland.

Ok, so do you heard about a hill station named Auli? I think many of you don’t know about it. I had visited here recently in January. Auli is one of the less explored hill station in India.

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Location of Auli 

It is located in the northern state of Uttarakhand. It is towards the north of the state and forms a part of the Garhwal mountain range. And if we talk about its exact location it is at a distance of 16 km from Joshimath, on the Badrinath route.

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How to reach?

The nearest airport to Auli is Jolly Grant Airport of Dehradun. You can travel till Dehradun by train or flight according to your convenience and budget. But, from Dehradun it is most convenient to travel by taxi or catch a bus to Auli. The bus takes you to Joshimath only, from Joshimath you are required to reach Auli by ropeway or by road. Even though I will prefer you to travel to Auli by ropeway as it is time saving and more exciting and adventurous.

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Best time to visit

For skiing enthusiasts, January to March is the best time to visit. For nature lovers, October to March is the most appropriate time. 

Fascinating facts about Auli

  • Auli is known for its enthralling ski retreats and beautiful surroundings.
  • Auli has ski stretches of 400m to 4km. There are two types of skiing that one can do in Auli- tandem and professional.
  • Auli’s skiing slopes are popular among tourists and professionals alike.
  • The slopes, which are as high as 3050 metres above sea level, are covered with dense deodar and oak forest, and this often reduces the velocity of the chilly winds to the minimum.
  • The slopes offer a panoramic view of many a famous Himalayan peaks like Nanda Devi, Kamet, Mana Parvat and Dunagiri. 
  • The Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam Limited, a state government agency, which takes care of this resort, and the Uttarakhand Tourism Department conduct winter sport competitions at Auli to encourage skiing in India.
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Some of the well-known attractions surrounding the vicinity are:

  • Auli Artificial Lake
  • Joshimath
  • Winter Ski Resort                    
  • Trishul peak
  • Kwani Bugyal

And much more.

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What to do?

1. Auli Skiing                                   


3. Auli ropeway

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My Personal Experience

While exploring this place it makes me feel like I am in Switzerland. It will give you deep serenity and blissful peace. This place will make you realise like you are in heaven. This place will make you realise that beauty of nature is beyond our imagination and it can’t be explained in words. It is such a nice, beautiful and peaceful place that I prefer you all to visit this place in your holidays with your family and friends.                                         

                                 JAI HIND, JAI BHARAT


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