DEHRADUN,27.11.20-0Uttarakhand has got plenty of tourist destinations, which are blessed with the jaw-dropping beauty and the one such jewel on the crown of Uttarakhand Tourism is the astounding Auli. A fairytale destination that seems too surreal to exist amidst the wilderness of nature. From surreal mountain peaks to enticing Ski slopes fused with a sense of tranquility makes Auli, hands down, a picture perfect winter destination in India.

As the country heads towards embracing the winters, Auli the Ski resort destination and a hill station in the Chamoli district of the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand too is all set to welcome the tourists during their winter break.

Adding more about the beauty and thrill Auli has to offer to the tourist this winter Uttarakhand Tourism Minister, Shri. Satpal Maharj said, “Auli has been the best place for the adventure seeker especially during the winters. Keeping proper guidelines in order we are planning to organize winter events in Auli like previous years.”

Speaking about the preparations to welcome tourists to Uttarakhand in the winter season Mr. Dilip Jawalkar, Secretary, Uttarakhand Tourism and CEO, Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board said “Uttarakhand is blessed with the rolling mist and towering deodars which has always attracted travellers and tourists from all over the world. With no travel restrictions in the state, there is no better place to spend the winter break than the destinations like Auli, which offers the best offbeat places that one, can visit while still maintaining social distancing, thanks to the remoteness of these locations.”

Key attractions for tourists in Auli:


After opening of the adventure activities by the state government, the adventure agencies in Uttarakhand are geared up to take bookings for ski stretches. Following the norms of social distancing the adventure tour agencies have ensured the proper training of their employees on the social distancing practices to be followed during the activities. Arrangements of requisite health measures like thermal screening, physical distancing and covering of the face by masks/shields are also being done by the agencies.

Mr. Kamal Kishore Dhimri, Incharge Skking Auli said “As government has granted relaxation for the tourists, we are regularly receiving calls from visitors and people who are planning to come with friends and family. We are very hopeful that a good footfall will come this winter.”

Tourists opting for the skiing activities can opt from two options available – professional and tandem. For a beginner, it’s advised to go with the tandem where a local ski operator would guide you about the basics. The prices are also reasonable and tourists can have the ski adventure without hurting their budget much.