Welcome to Auli
Auli is a Himalayan ski resort and hill station in the north Indian state of Uttarakhand. This scenic place is perched at an elevation of 2800 m above sea level. It is known for its oak-edged slopes and verdant coniferous forests. The history of Auli can be traced back to the 8th century. According to certain beliefs, Guru Adi Shankaracharya visited this sacred place. This place is also known as 'Bugyal', which means ‘meadow’ in the regional language. While walking through the dewy slopes, tourists can enjoy stunning views of the Nanda Devi, Mana Parvat, and Kamat mountain ranges. Travellers can enjoy the views of apple orchards and lush deodar trees from the boulevards of the slopes.
Auli is a popular skiing destination in India because of its glittering slopes and clean environment. Dotted with apple orchards, oaks and deodars, Auli is a popular hill town with numerous ski resorts situated amidst the Himalayan range. It is believed that Shankracharya had blessed Auli with his visit.
As far back as history goes, it is believed that the lands of Auli were first trodden on by the great Guru Adi Shankaracharya. He built a temple at Joshimath which exists to date. In the years to follow, Auli was inhabited by semi-nomadic tribes called Bhotiyas. They were of Mongolian origin and established a flourished trade with Tibet on their yaks. Later, Auli became a training ground for the Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force. After the formation of Uttarakhand from Uttar Pradesh, Auli became a part of the Uttarakhand state and was marketed as a tourist destination.