How to reach Auli?

Uttrahkhand, the Dev Bhumi of the world leaves everyone spell bound with its fascinating beauty and terrain. The state is not just known as mythological hub but also for its temples, pilgrimages, spiritualism, culture, yoga, nature’s beauty and much more. The state of Uttrahkhand has many tourist destinations for trekking, skiing, paragliding, bunjee jumping, kayaking and much more with the never ending list.

One need to travel by road from Rishikesh to Auli in any case. This takes around 8 hours to reach Auli by road from Rishikesh. Till Joshimath you will travel by National Highway, from here Auli is 13 km.

About Auli

Well connected by rail, road and air is the beautiful and blessed destination and hill station of Auli. The beautiful hill station is located in the Chamoli district of Uttrahkhand. It attracts tourist every year from across the world for all the adventure and beauty that it holds. Midst the Himalayan ranges with spectacular view the hill station of Auli leaves everyone spell bound and fascinated. With the mesmerizing Himalayan view and the beauty, the hill station of Auli with no doubt is the most popular skiing destination in the entire country. One can easily reach the destination by all means of transports i.e rail, road and air comfortably. Jolly Grant Airport of Dehradun and Rishikesh railway station are the nearest airport and railway station to the beautiful hill station of Auli.

The beautiful hill station of Auli is very well connected with almost all the important cities and towns by all modes of transports. The detailed information on how to reach this beautiful destination by all the modes of transportation is described below leaving it to the tourists to choose the most suited one for themselves.

Reaching Auli by Air

The nearest airport to Auli is The Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun. It is located approximately 220 km from Auli. The airport has connectivity from all the important cities of the country. Major cities like Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, Hydrabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Trivendrum, have accessibility to the airport directly almost every day. Major airlines like Air India, Spice Jet, Indigo, Vistara have their services on the route making it easier for the passengers to commute. After reaching the airport bus and taxi services are easily available to reach Auli further by road. Being located in hilly terrain reaching Auli and covering a distance of approximately 220 km from the nearest airport will take 8-10 hrs by road after reaching The Jolly Grant Airport.

Reaching Auli by Train

The nearest railway station to Auli is that of Haridwar or Rishikesh. It is located approximately 250 km from Auli. All the major cities from across the country are very well connected to both the railway stations. One can plan a halt at Haridwar for a day, do the Ganga Darshan and further plan the trip to Auli by Cab or bus. The reason of a day or night halt is the long journey that await ahead till Auli. Tourists can get a cab or bus from Haridwar/Rishikesh directly to Joshimath and can plan for a stay there. Auli has deluxe resorts and high class hotels whereas Joshimath is a place full of affordable and decent accommodations thereby making the trip also economical. Joshimath is only 16 km short of Auli. A well planned and maintained NH 58 connects the holy city of Rishikesh with Auli. One can stay in Joshimath and reach Auli by Asia’s longest Cable car ride, which as well would be a once in a lifetime experience. The journey by road can be covered from here in 8-10 hours.

Reaching Auli by Road

The beauty that the roads along the mountainous terrain of Uttrahkhand hold is breathtaking.  It is always once in a life time experience to embark a journey on such roads.  From Rishikesh, Haridwar and Dehradun one can easily reach Auli by cabs or buses via NH 94. The beautiful hill station of Auli is situated in the hilly terrain and hence reaching by road is of course time consuming but always worth it no matter from you begin. The journey by road is also tiresome due to the terrain hence the journey should be planned well as per convenience. Auli is well connected by road from Delhi, Dehradun or Rishikesh making it accessible and easier. The National highways are quite well maintained with smooth and direct roads.

Reaching Auli is least difficult with so many options. All you need to do is plan appropriately as per convenience and choose the best way possible. Plan the trip to the most beautiful hill station of the country and make the most of it without any trouble and effort.

Reaching Auli in winters from Joshimath may be little difficult. You may have to take rope-way in there is lot of snow.

Hotels in Auli.

Following are the main hotels / resorts in Auli. Blue Poppy Resort is top rated among all of them. You can see their Tripadvisor links for more details.

  • Blue Poppy Resorts
  • GMVN Ski Resort
  • Cliff Top
  • Mountain Rover
  • Hotel Sail Sikhar
  • Manik Resort
  • Royal Village