New Year Ride to Auli (Uttrakhand)

Ride Finished

Ride Origin: 
Ride Destination : 
Start Date: 
Sunday, December 30, 2012 - 05:00
End Date: 
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - 20:00
Total Distance: 
1200
Total Number of Days: 
4
Road Type: 
Ride Description: 

Auli is an important ski destination in the Himalayan mountains of Uttarakhand, India. Auli is also known as a 'bugyal' in the regional language which means meadow. Some experts consider Auli to be one of the best ski resorts in the world. Auli is less known ski destination than Shimla, Gulmarg or Manali. It was only in the recent time, after the creation of new state Uttarakhand (formerly Uttaranchal) carved out from Uttar Pradesh, Auli was marketed as a tourist destination. The state is called "Dev Bhoomi" which means "Land of Gods" as there are important pilgrimage destination in this state mainly the 'Char Dham' (Gangotri-Yamunotri-Kedarnath-Badrinath). Auli lies on the way to Badrinath. Auli is blessed with a breathtaking panoramic view of the lofty peaks of the greatest mountain range in the world, the Himalayas. The slopes here provide enough thrill to professional skier and novice as well. The Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam Limited (GMVNL) a govt agency which takes care of this resort have imported snow beater to maintain slopes. Auli also boasts the Asia's longest - 4 km - cable car (Gondola). It also has a Chair Lift and a Ski-Lift. Apart from Skiing there is an interesting trek route also. There is a training facility of Indo-Tibetan Border Police. A small temple having connection to great epic Ramayana is also present. Best time to visit is last week of Jan to first week of March for skiing. Though weather is highly unpredictable.

Route : New Delhi >> Meerut >> Muzzafar Nagar >> Haridwar >> Rishikesh >> Devprayag >> Srinagar >> Rudra Prayag >> Nanda Prayag >> Pipal Kothi >> Auli

Day Wise Riding KM

  • Day 1 : New Delhi to Chopta, Uttarakhand (30th December) 400 KM
  • Day 2 : Chopta to Auli (31st December) 131 KM
  • Day 3 : Auli To Srinagar (1st January) 145 KM
  • Day 4 : Srinagar To Delhi (1st January) 343 KM