Auli is a small hill station in Uttarakhand that offers great views and delicious food.
Aren’t you planning a summer vacation this season? With the pandemic coming to a halt and the decreasing cases of Covid around the world, most of the travel and social distancing regulations have been removed. The world is moving to a post-pandemic normal situation and resuming life the way it was before Covid happened. While a lot of us gave in to revenge travel, it is time to that long-due trip with your friends and family. Forget typical tourist places like Shimla, Manali and Nainital, how about a road trip to Auli.
A relatively lesser-known hilly terrain in the Himalayan range of Uttarakhand, Auli is a small and quiet hill station located in the Chamoli district. A rather offbeat destination for travelers, this is the hub of skiing in India. With the best skiing facilities in the country, you are definitely in for some adventure. The adrenaline rush and the thrill of being surrounded by coniferous and oak trees makes us often overlook the plethora of delicacies it has to offer. From tiny, hole-in-the-wall eateries to fine-dining restaurants, Auli is home to some of the best eating joints.
Going to Auli anytime soon? Don’t forget to grab a bite at these places then.
1. Nav Durga
This is a simple eatery found in the Joshimath area, located north of Auli. Take a long cable car to the area and you’ll be amazed to see their breakfast spread. From pancakes to waffles, they have a lot of their menu for you to devour. Quick bites at pocket-friendly prices is what this place is all about.
2. Al-Fresco Cliff Top Club
The snow-covered mountain range, overlooking the Cliff Top Club will leave you mesmerized for a few minutes. The only skiing resort in India, it has a dine-in restaurant and a lodging facility too. The beautiful and scenic views can be enjoyed more with a hot cup of coffee. From North Indian to Chinese, you’ll find it all and you mustn’t leave without trying their Punjabi dal and Butter chicken.
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3. Auli Chai
While strolling down the road on a pleasant evening, you might feel like stopping by for a cup of tea. Well, Auli chai is the place to be then. With over 30 varieties of chai being sold at this humble eating joint, you can pair your beverage with some crispy snacks like pakoras too.
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4. Land Of A Thousand Hill Café
A dine-in and takeaway service, this beautiful café is the best coffee shop in town. After a long day of skiing, you can head to Auli Laga Salude and have a cup of caffeine along with some healthy sides like sandwiches. You can dig into their white sauce pasta which is super creamy or even try their locally-made noodles.
5. Chauhan’s Diner
A family-run diner located near the Narsingh Mandir Marg, this place will make you feel like home away from home. The diner has a nice homely vibe and serves some of the most authentic Garhwali dishes. Relish the pahadi food and sweets like Bal mithai and Singhore and enjoy the view outside this restaurant.