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Auli is nestled in the lap of the snow-capped peaks of Garhwal Himalayas in the Chamoli District of western Uttar Pradesh, near the world famous religious shrine of Badrinath.

At an altitude of 2,500-3,050 metres above sea level, Auli's well-dressed slopes are flanked by coniferous and oak forests and offer a panoramic view of Mt. Nanda Devi, Mana Parbat, Dunagriri, Beethartoli, Nilkanth, Hathi Parbat And Ghori Parbat.

The rugged and snowy terrain of Auli is so challenging that it used to be a training ground for India's para-military forces in the 1970's.

Realising the potential of Auli as a ski-resort, the Government of U.P. had it surveyed by French and Australian experts, who favourably compared the slopes of Auli to the best in the world. Auli is today a promising ski-spot and an ideal winter resort.

An early morning view of the Himalayas..

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  • Copyright: Anupam Deb (anupam06) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 55 N: 79] (773)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2005-03-13
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/5.9
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2007-05-13 4:22
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