Auli is widely acclaimed as one of the best skiing destination in India . Situated at a distance of 16 km from Joshimath, the place has an intrinsic aura of its own. The town lies in the northern part of the state of Uttaranchal is a part of the Garhwal mountain ranges. The steep slopes of the Auli are covered with the deodar and oak forests and offer panoramic views of the incredibly scenic Himalayan peaks and thus inviting tourists for Auli tours.
Most of the tourist visit Auli for skiing. The tourists are offered special tour packages. There are various agencies to make arrangement for skiing for the tourists having adventure in mind. All the equipments and training lessons for beginners are available here to facilitate the tourist's desire for skiing.
The snow covered steep slopes make it an ideal skiing spot and are frequented by a large number of tourists in the months between December to March when hills are covered with snow making it perfect for skiing.
While on Auli tour you can visit the local shops to buy souvenir for your Auli tours. You can pick up woolen caps, blankets, souvenirs and shawls as these items are specialty of these place. The tours to Auli are not complete without staying at the tourist rest houses or bukhari warmed huts and resorts where recreational activities like folklore and the local music of Garhwal is played besides the bonfires. For comfortable hotels and guest houses you can visit Joshimath which is about 26 km from Auli. Joshimath often acts as base for the tours to Auli.
While on Auli tour package make sure that you pack enough warm clothes as the place is extremely chilly. You can also bring along snow boots and dark glasses to cope with climate extremes.
There are trees on the snowy slopes which help to reduce the velocity of the winds and on certain days you can see the sun which makes the whole experience pleasurable one.