There are places to visit in Auli that boast unparalleled beauty. You may need more than a month to cover all the places, but if you are on a short vacation and don't have the luxury of time, here are some of the best places to visit for an unrivalled holiday experience.

A popular skiing destination in India, Auli has immense natural beauty and mesmerising landscapes. From the snow-capped mountains to acres and acres of land filled with greenery, Auli is the true-blue mecca for all nature lovers. 

  • Nanda Devi Peak
  • Chenab Lake
  • prayag
  • Auli Ropeway
  • Vridh Badri Temple
  • Saildhar Tapowan
  • Trishul Peak
  • Gurso Bugyal
  • Joshimath
  • Narsingh Temple

Nanda Devi Peak


If you are planning a holiday to Auli, you must definitely include Nanda Devi Peak in your itinerary. A popular tourist attraction in the region, it is the 23rd largest peak in the world. 

A trip to this place will surely become one of the most memorable experiences of your lifetime. The peak is a famous trekking destination, and many trekkers from all over the world come here to climb it. Apart from the surreal beauty, the peak also gives you a chance to explore your inner adventurer!

Chenab Lake

You may have heard of many stories of glacial and hidden lakes in the northern regions of India. Well, Chenab Lake in Auli may not be a natural lake formed by the glacier, but its beauty is second to none. 

An artificial lake is one of the best Auli sightseeing places and an important water source for the locals in the region. As per the research by many scientists in India, the lake's water is said to be crystalline in its purest form and is one of the precious gems of Auli. 

The lake's surreal beauty attracts thousands of tourists from far and wide. While some come to enjoy trekking in the snow-clad mountains of Auli, others just come to experience nature in its purest form. 



Undoubtedly among the best places to visit in Auli, Rudraprayag lies at the confluence of India's two most sacred and iconic rivers—Alaknanda and Mandakini. The entire region is considered holy by the Hindu religion. Rudraprayag is one of the five prayagas, and the town is known for its mysterious charm and spiritual vibe that draws devotees and peace seekers like a moth to the flame. 

The undeniable spiritual energy you feel here will fill your heart with a sense of calmness like you have never experienced before and soothe all your senses. With all that positive energy around the stunning view of the mountains, the rivers and the lush green vistas, it is hard not to leave a piece of your heart there forever!

Auli Ropeway


When you go on a holiday to Auli hill station, you must definitely experience riding the ropeway. One major tourist attraction in the town, the Auli ropeway, has etched its name in the record books as Asia's second-highest and longest cable car ride. 

The cable car ride, or the Gondola ride, as the locals call it, covers 4 km. The ride starts at Joshimath and ends at Auli, and it takes about 24 minutes to cover the distance. As you ride the car at over 3000 m.s.l, you get the most amazing panoramic view of the Auli town from above as well as the majestic Himalayan ranges. 

The view from the top is hypnotising. You will never want the ride to end once you are in the cable car and get a view like that!

Vridh Badri Temple


One of the most important spiritual places in Aulia, the Vridh Badri Temple is considered sacred by many tourists and devotees as it is part of the Badrinath Trek. Many devotees going to Badrinath stop here at the temple to rest and seek the blessings of God. If you are not very religiously or spiritually inclined yet, you should visit this temple. The beauty you get from here will make all your time and efforts in climbing up the hill more than worthwhile. 

Saildhar Tapovan


Rated among the top Auli places to see, Saildhar Tapovan or Shaildhar is a small and quaint hill town located close to Joshimath, another popular tourist attraction in the region. Apart from its tranquillity, the village is known for offering tourists an unparalleled view of the mountainous slopes and valleys. However, the main attraction in the region is the hot spring, where the water is almost at the boiling point. It is a marvel and one of nature's true mysteries to have a hot spring in a place that is surrounded all around. 

Trishul Peak


When you talk about the best Auli places to visit, you cannot miss mentioning the Trishul Peak. Three Himalayan peaks of Western Kumaon form it. It is among the most popular tourist attractions in the region. It stands at 7120 metres and lies on the southwestern corner of the ring of peaks that surrounds the Nanda Devi sanctuary. 

A haven for all trekking lovers, the peak offers the surrounding mountains' stunning 270-degree view, which makes it even more alluring for the trekkers. 

Gurso Bugyal


 One of the most picturesque tourist attractions in Auli, Gurso Bugyal is a wide meadow that has a thick cover of coniferous and oak trees and lush green pasture land. The beauty of the place can only be compared to the God’s abode and you would definitely have that feeling as soon as you set foot in the region. Also, the place is famous for offering an uninterrupted and unfiltered view of the Nanda Devi Temple, and the Trishul Peaks. 

Located at an elevation of more than 3000 metres above sea level, Gurso Bugyal is covered in a layer of white snow during the winter season that make the place pristine as it can be. Once the snow melts during the spring season, you get to see a completely different view of the region as it turns into a garden with colourful flowers. 



Joshimath, or Jyotirmath, as the locals call it, is a small town in the Chamoli district of the Garhwal. It is located at a height of 6150 feet. The place is near the four 'maths' founded by Adi Guru Shri Shankaracharya in the 8th Century. 

Joshimath is religiously significant to the locals and the Hindu pilgrims who come to this region. Apart from its religious significance, the place is popular as the 'gateway for trekking', one of the most beautiful treks in India. There is a Valley of Flowers located nearby. 

Narsingh Temple


If you are visiting Auli, visit this temple. One of the popular Auli sightseeing places, the temple is part of the sapt Badri Narsingh Temple. Therefore, it is also known as Narsingh Badri Temple.

It is considered one of the most sacred places in Uttarakhand, and many devotees from all over India come to seek the Lord's blessings at the temple. The main deity is Lord Narasimha, the fourth avatar of Lord Vishnu, who is half man and half lion. The Lord is prayed to as the destroyer of all evil, and it is believed that praying to God gives you strength and confidence to face all challenges in life. 

So, here are 10 of the best places to visit in Auli, specially handpicked for you. While you plan your Auli itinerary, try to fit in and cover as many of these places as possible, and enjoy a wonderful holiday in the hills!

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