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Trip to Auli: A Riveting Experience | Personal Website : Vivek Thakur

 

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shikha
shikha said:

HI Vivek,

I am also working as Test Lead in india and now trying to leave india , means to get job outside the india. ca you please help me into this.

 

Thanks

Shikha

shikhagarg8@gmail.com

10/9/2011 12:33
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Divya
Divya said:

hey there! 

i am planning a trip to auli in december.. was doing some research and chanced upon this! good info! though if you dont mind, could i ask you about phone connectivity there? surely mobiles dont have coverage? but are the PCO/ STD Accessible? you wouldnt be stranded there without any connection from the world right?

Thanks !! :) - divya 

 

10/19/2011 05:23
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vivek-thakur
Vivek Thakur said:

Hi Divya,

Phone connectivity was on/off. At some places (near GMVN) the connectivity worked. PCO/STD and even ISD is available. Even internet works at some offices there. So you need not worry :)

Vivek 

10/19/2011 05:53
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Apurva
Apurva said:

Hey Vivek,

I am planning a Trip in Jan. For how many days were you at Auli?

Thanks,

Apurva

11/11/2011 22:09
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vivek-thakur
Vivek Thakur said:

Hi Apurva,

We were there for 5 days.

Go after the Winter games, resorts are easily availa right after that.

Vivek

11/11/2011 22:22
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Dimple
Dimple said:

we r planing in first week of jan-2011 should we get snow fall??/

12/28/2011 18:03
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Santanu Bhattacharya
Santanu Bhattacharya said:

Hi Vivek 

Well written and though you have answered most of our queries but a traveller is always inquisitive.

We are going to be there in Feb 1 to Feb 4. We are also booked at the GMVN and have a similar itinerary

a) But we have planned for a return around 8 am from Auli and have the train back the same night from Haridwar. Guess that is doable 

b) Boots- leather and winter boots are fine I presume for treking around. Do the GMVN offer gum boots on hire for trudging on the snow

c) Places to trek around

Thanks 
Santanu

 

 

 

1/29/2012 12:00
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Yogesh
Yogesh said:

Hi Vivek,

Thanks for Info. I think the travel from Harodwar to Joshimath is quite long. In march weather the roads are open? I have booking in clifftop and they confirm the pick up and drop but not sure whether the roads are open.

On return I have booked the train in evening from Haridwar to delhi but 10 hrs considering if we start early in morning can't reach  station.

If you know the taxi fares and any no kindly advice.

Yogesh

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3/1/2012 06:20
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vivek-thakur
Vivek Thakur said:

Yogesh,

Try to book a comfortable car as roads are not that good. Clifftop is a bit costly, we liked GMVN better...cheaper and convenient. Roads might not be open this time.

Unfortunately I dont have the taxi number, but approx fare for Xylo was 11K (round trip from Dehradoon-Joshimath).

Vivek

3/1/2012 19:43
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Pawan
Pawan said:

Hi Vivek,

Thanks for such a wonderful information.

We (2 persons) are  planning to visit auli in Dec i.e (30, 31 and 1st Jan). I am travelling from Jaipur to Auli.

Could you please suggest me that  what's the best way to reach Auli.

Is it by train + Taxi or direct taxi from jaipur to Auli.

I am planning for Tata Indica from Jaipur.

Regarding the Xylo number: If u notic the photograph of 4 of u along with xylo, the back side is having some number of comfort travels. If u have some other picturs then u can take the number from there... Tongue out... (Just a thought.. :) )

Thanks in advance for help

Pawan Sharma

pawan28887@gmail.com

7/1/2012 13:52
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KAUSTUBH PETHE
KAUSTUBH PETHE said:
10/10/2012 13:53
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Jaidip Dutta
Jaidip Dutta said:

Thanks Vivek in advance for sharing such nice information, post to pillar.

I am planning for a week-long (6N/7D) vacation at Auli sometime durimg early February (2012) with my family and booked the Clifftop Club through Contry Vacations. Is a week's duration too long for Auli considering we may not be able to move around much condidering roads are closed during winter?

I am based out at Delhi. Hence which rail point will give us better bargain to hire a cab till Joshimath (to-and-fro) - Haridwar or Dehradun?

Thanks again in advance for your answers.

Jaidip - 9250003925

11/21/2012 11:27
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Jaidip Dutta
Jaidip Dutta said:

Thanks Vivek in advance for sharing such nice information, post to pillar.

I am planning for a week-long (6N/7D) vacation at Auli sometime durimg early February (2012) with my family and booked the Clifftop Club through Contry Vacations. Is a week's duration too long for Auli considering we may not be able to move around much condidering roads are closed during winter?

I am based out at Delhi. Hence which rail point will give us better bargain to hire a cab till Joshimath (to-and-fro) - Haridwar or Dehradun?

Thanks again in advance for your answers.

Jaidip - 9250003925

11/21/2012 11:36
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vivek-thakur
Vivek Thakur said:

Jaidip,

To us even 6 Days was not enough :) I think there is a lot you can do, learn skiing better, try local treks etc. Cab from Haridwar would be better.

Vivek

11/21/2012 11:48
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Vivek Shahi
Vivek Shahi said:

Hi Vivek,

I am with 2 school days freinds planning a 4 day trip to Auli, 24,25,26,27 January 2012. I am in a bit of research mode now, and trying to find a better resort there. GMNV is cheaper, can they allow 3 peson in a room without extra accomodation cost? Also, as you said Joshimath is quite a religious place and publicaly they do not advertise selling meats or serving non-veg, I am little worried, can we have descent wine shop there in Auli or we need to carry the bottles from Delhi?

One more important question.

Can we get gumbbots on rent?

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12/4/2012 10:51
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vivek-thakur
Vivek Thakur said:

Shahi: Bring your own booze, and it will be very difficult to find non-veg there though GMVN allowed us to order non-veg on demand. GMVN also allowed 3 people with extra accomodation.

12/4/2012 11:02
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Shelly
Shelly said:

Hey Vivek,

I was planning a trip to Auli this Jan / Feb... I primarily wanted to learb how to skii.. is the 7 days course a good idea or 14 day course? Also would a 3-5 days course help?

How are the sloped to skii.. difficult or intermediate? thanks for the info.

 

- Shelly.

 

12/6/2012 20:17
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vivek-thakur
Vivek Thakur said:

Hi Shelly,

I would recommend a 14 day course if you can bear it. Learning skiing is not easy, though 7day course will get you around the basics but a 14 day course will give you more confidence. 3-5 day course would not help much. The slopes in Auli are international standard and well maintained.

Vivek

12/6/2012 20:24
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Prashant (Maxis)

Hi Vivek,

I have plans to visit Auli this Jan 2013, however I hv heard the Ropeway is no longer working (Alas!) and Roadways is the only option

I see you have mentioned, Roads are closed in winter, isnt that temporary untill cleared or its like the Joshimath - Badrinath route, thats virtually closed ..

 

Cheers!

Prashant

12/19/2012 14:10
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mansi
mansi said:

hi vivek,

 

thanks for sharing your experience. m plannin a trip in march 2013. though its been almost 2 yrs u been visiting auli. would like to know if march is a proper time visiting auli. and is it true that the ropeway doesn wrk ne more? 

 

mansi.

1/4/2013 07:49
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shailender
shailender said:

Hi,

I'm also planning a family trip to visit there in march 2013. can anyone tell if cable car is working there or not.

 

Shailender

1/19/2013 07:33
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Aalia Nebhan
Aalia Nebhan said:

Thanks for posting some great ideas and I'll try to return back with a completely different browser to check things out! Also, I put a link to your blog at my site, hope you dont mind?    Reviews Neesa Resorts

2/12/2013 06:08
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Shilpa
Shilpa said:

Wonderful writeup. I was planning Switzerland for next year with my kids. But now more and more inclined to first introduce my kids to our own Himalayas. This writeup convinces me.

4/14/2013 03:57
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dinesh
dinesh said:

hi vivek ,

               thanks a lot . we were planning a trip to auli in the first week of january but GMVN doesnt offer courses at that point of time . so those trainers u are talking about , they are availble on a day to day basis unlike GMVN ???

10/15/2013 05:35
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Kamalendu Ghosh
Kamalendu Ghosh said:
Hey Vivek,
Your article was scintillating. Thanks for sharing the Bare Essentials one must have for a trip to Auli. I have a doubt regarding the boot. I own a Quechua FORCLAZ 500 Trekking Shoes. Will that suffice or should I buy snow boots?
12/27/2013 04:24
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