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Auli

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Country  India
District  Chamoli
Time zone  IST (UTC+5:30)
State  Uttarakhand
Elevation  3,049 m (10,003 ft)
Vehicle registration  UK
Auli

Auli is a ski destination in Chamoli district in the Himalayan mountains of Uttarakhand, India. Auli, also known as Auli Bugyal, in Garhwali, which means "meadow", is located at an elevation of 2,500 metres (8,200 ft) to 3,050 metres (10,010 ft) above sea level. After the creation of the state of Uttarakhand, formerly part of Uttar Pradesh, Auli was marketed as a tourist destination. Auli lies on the way to the Hindu pilgrimage destination of Badrinath. It is surrounded by coniferous and oak forests, with a panoramic view of the peaks of the Himalayas. The slopes are intended for both professional skiers and novices. The Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam Limited (GMVNL) a state govt agency which takes care of this resort, and Uttarakhand Tourism Department conduct winter sports competitions at Auli to encourage skiing in India. It has a 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) cable car, a chairlift and a ski lift, along with a maintained trek route. There is a training facility of Indo-Tibetan Border Police. A small Hindu temple connected with the Hindu epic the Ramayana is also present.

Transportation

The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, about 270 kilometres (170 mi) from Auli. The airport operates daily flights to Delhi, The nearest international airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, about 480 kilometres (300 mi) from Auli.

The nearest railway stations are Rishikesh railway station (250 kilometres (160 mi)) and Dehradun railway station (290 kilometres (180 mi)).

Nearby attractions include Vishnu Prayag, Gorson Bugyal, Kuari Pass, Joshimath, Badrinath, and Tapovan

Auli and Dehradun hosted the First South Asian Winter Games in 2011.

References

Auli Wikipedia


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