The Himalayan Safariby Priyanka Munjal
Taking a break
from our hectic schedules, my husband and I decided to see the snow-capped Himalayas and we set off in our Xylo. After having
navigated Uttarakhand's treacherous winding roads from Dehradun to Joshimath
earlier, the 14-km stretch to Auli, from Joshimath was a dream.
The best part
was the smooth ride, with just a handful of purposeful visitors. Bewitched with the panoramic view of majestic Himalayas,
we reached Auli to stay for two days . A rather quiet place otherwise, it was
buzzing with skiers and snow .
Not too far away is the religious shrine of Badrinath, in the vicinity of the
mountain peaks of Nanda Devi (7817 m), Mana Parbat (7273 m), Dunagiri (7066 m)
and the rest, as in, Trishul, Kamet , Beethartoli,
Nilkanth and Hathi Parbat. With that enduring image we leave on our journey
back, hoping to return for a longer duration, enroll for a skiing course and
gliding along Auli's ski slopes.
Another one on your to-do list!
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