Auli is a very secluded and mystical place that one might encounter. Being one of the best Himalayan ski resorts and hill stations in Uttarakhand, it is located in the lap of mother-nature, surrounded by Nanda Devi and Nar Parvat mountains. With colourful Badrinath Temple, a Hindu pilgrimage site, and the Valley of Flowers National Park in the north, it is a blissful site for professional skiers and novices.
Well come as may, there are no direct trains or flights to this beautiful place but there are always different ways to travel all you need to have is the will. Trains are the most affordable transport for middle-class Indian families, it is the most suited option. The nearest railway station being Dehradun and Haridwar. They have trains like Nanda Devi, Janshatabdi, Dehradun Shatabdi, Haridwar express, Utkal express etc., take your pick according to the availability. The train journey alone will cost you ranging from INR 3000-5000. Even though an equal number of trains run in the daytime as well as night but prefer all-nighter trains as you don’t miss out on your sleep and are ready to start fresh. Trains like Mussoorie Express and Dehradun Express are best for the same. And if you want to know where is my train before traveling, you can do so online. Now you have two options, you can either take a cab or enjoy a budget-friendly bus journey. The bus directly takes you to Auli and your day of fun begins. The cost for the cab would be somewhere around INR 2000 and for a bus would be ranging from INR 500- 1000. For this, you should opt for a day time travel so that you can enjoy and absorb the beauty of nature on the way. It will take you around 9- 10 hours for the entire journey and it won’t be a burden as the view along the way is the best for people who crave some peace and solace in life.
At the end I would say, it will all in all be an extremely memorable journey. Book your trip now and let the fun begin.