Activity Holidays in Winter

 With the onset of winter season in our country, many exciting travelling opportunities open up. Starting today, this week we will discuss a few travelling options for you too this season if you are looking out for some adventure and thrill in our otherwise boring lives. Keep reading to discover.

 

Skiing in Auli

 Image Credits: www.clifftopclubauli.com

Image Credits: www.clifftopclubauli.com

What better way to spend a winter vacation than the majestic Himalayas. The scenic state of Uttarakhand provides an excellent winter activity for adventure seekers- skiing in Auli. Auli located in Garhwal region of the state is around 250 km away from the holy city of Rishikesh.  In the regional language, Auli means “Bugyal” which means meadow. During the winter months, these meadows are covered with snow. Situated at an altitude of almost 11,000 feet, it is surrounded by mountains and often referred to as the “Switzerland of the East”.

 

One of the best Skiing destinations worldwide

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Image Credit: www.northindia-tour.com

Auli is rated as one of the best skiing grounds of the world. The skiing season starts from January till March and skiing course for amateurs usually are for a week. It takes a while for tourists to get used to the activity. However, with strong support from skiing instructors, you could soon be gliding away on the snow clad mountains.

 

Popular among professional skiers too

Auli is popular amongst the professional skiers too. People from all across the globe visit Auli for skiing. Skiing here is so popular not just because of the height and the snow coverage but also the presence of powdered snow which adds to the excitement when skiing. Also, the deodar and oak forests reduce the volatility of winds- thereby helping in skiing. There are two international standard ski lifts which take skiers back to high slopes thereby saving time and trouble of wearing long skis again.

 

There are four Ski slopes in Auli

  • 10 No. Slope (White) is 900mts long
  • 8 No. Track (Blue) is 800mts long
  • Temple Track (Red) is for beginners and is 400mts in length
  • Composite Slopes is 3.1kms long

 

 Special attraction: Ropeway

A mesmerizing experience awaits you on the way to Auli from Joshimath. The cable car named Gondola is one of the highest cable cars in the world. It is 3.5 km long and offers panoramic views of mountain peaks of Nanda Devi, Kamet and Dronagiri.

 

Other things to do in Auli

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Image Credit: euttaranchal.com

Sightseeing destinations of Auli are Gurso Bugyal, Chattrakund, Kwani Bugyal and Chenab Lake.

Other popular tourist activities include nature walks, trekking, discovering wildlife. Also, the deodar and oak trees make up for a natural health spa.

 

Things to carry along

Travelling to Auli in winters would require you to bring heavy woolens, caps and socks, mufflers, windproof jackets, sunglasses, snow boots and a torch with you.

Wish to plan your Winter vacation with us? Write to us at travel@gocaribou.com or call us at +91 9870259496.