New Year Ride to Auli (Uttrakhand)

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Sunday, December 30, 2012
End Date: 
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
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1200
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`4
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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

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Sunday, December 30, 2012
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Staring From New Delhi to Dev Prayag
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Today we are starting for our new year ride to Auli (Uttrakhand). We are four riders (Kaushal Kishore, Harsh Vardhan, Deepak Singh Rawal and Sandeep). We will night stay at Dev Prayag.

Monday, December 31, 2012
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Riding on the Greenery of Uttrakhand From Devprayag to Auli
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We started at 6 Am , Devpriyag- Chamoli- Auli reached Auli by 12 noon, If you want to have adventure cover the 3 Km stretch from Auli resort ( govt. resort Auli ) to hotel Clifftop . knight stay in Auli.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013
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Return to Dev Bhumi Haridwar
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Time 7 Am. We started our journey back to home, reached Haridwar after couple of halts in the hills . Night stay in haridwar.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013
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Back to Home
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Time 7 Am. After a small visit to Harkipowdi (Haridwar) and delicious breakfast, we started our journey from haridwar to Noida distance 225 Km , by 11 am we reached Noida.