AULI:skiers heaven

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AULI:skiers heaven

Postby nawaniroyal on Tue May 30, 2006 2:42 pm

Auli in chamoli garhwal is one of the major tourist destinations, famous for its beautiful slopes covered with oak and coniferous trees. It is every skier's dream come true.One can ski on the clean stretches of 10-20 km of snow-covered mountain slopes. Auli is linked to Joshimath with a 3.9 km long cable car. By Motor able road, the distance is about 16 kms. There is another option, that of a 500 meter long chair lift, which links the lower and upper slopes. Ski equipment and snow beaters can be rented. The tourists to Auli can contact the GMVN (Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam) for information on ski packages, lodging, equipment and skiing lessons. The closest airport for Auli is at Dehradun. The airport is at a distance of 298 kms. The nearest railhead is at Rishikesh, about 235 kms from Auli. Frequent buses run for Auli from Dehradun, Rishikesh, Hardwar and Delhi, so road is a good option too. From Joshimath, one can also get to Auli by hired jeeps.
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