The Delhi to Auli road trip is an exciting way to get to Auli. It doesn’t just save time but also the cost of the ticket that you would spend on traveling by train or plane. On the other hand, if you don’t drive or don’t have your own car, then it may be difficult for you to complete this thrilling journey in one go. But, thanks to numerous Rickshaws and Jeep providers who offer Delhi to Auli road trip packages, making this journey has become quite easier now.
What are some things you need?
1) driver’s license.
2) Do not forget your passport and visa, if necessary.
3) Pack light clothing for the season and prepare for the unpredictable weather.
4) Take care of any loose ends at home before you go or any tasks that can’t wait until you get back.
5) Get in touch with family and friends about your destination to ensure they know where you are staying and how long you will be gone for.
Where can you stay?
The Royal Rajasthan on Wheels train offers a comfortable and relaxing stay aboard. The train has upholstered couches, luxurious beds, rotating dining cars with a full-service restaurant and bars, as well as an observation deck with 360-degree views of the countryside.
The Delhi hotel I recommend is Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. It is one of the most famous hotels in India and was once home to the royal maharaja Bahadur Shah Zafar II. Now it is a 5 star luxury hotel with world class service and amenities such as an award winning spa, Michelin starred restaurants, fitness center, pool and more.
How can you get there?
From Delhi, one can take the train to Dehradun and then hire a taxi or jeep up to the resort. Alternatively, you can book a package with a tour operator which includes all the necessary transportation.
If you are planning on driving your own car from Delhi, please note that there is no parking available at the resort. The safest place for your vehicle would be in Dehradun.
When should you visit?
Auri has the most temperate weather in the Himalayas, so visiting between June and September is a great time to visit. It’s also the best time for trekking, as there is less risk of snowfall. However, if you’re visiting during monsoon season (July-August), make sure your raincoat and poncho are packed. If you can’t resist the urge to visit during winter, be prepared for snowfall and cold temperatures.
What should you eat?
When in Delhi, there are many options for food. There are vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes, as well as international cuisines like Italian, Mediterranean, and Chinese. One of the most popular dishes is the Indian dish called biryani (rice mixed with different spices cooked with meat). Another popular dish is tandoori chicken (chicken marinated in yogurt and spices grilled in a clay oven). For vegetarians, there’s paneer masala (cashew-based cottage cheese pieces cooked with tomatoes, onions and spinach) or dal fry (lentils cooked with spices).
When you get to Auli, the best meal you can have is the Kumaoni meal. This includes rice made from roasted maize flour called khichadi.
What are some unique landmarks?
The Taj Mahal is located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. It is a very famous white marble mausoleum. Which was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal was constructed over a period of 22 years. And is widely considered one of the most iconic buildings in the world. The Delhi Gate was first built in 1828 as one of three gates on the Delhi Wall that surrounded Old Delhi. These gates were meant to be impressive structures that would symbolize imperial power and also represent each entry point into the city. Yamuna River also known as Jamuna is an important tributary of Ganges that flows through India and Bangladesh.
How can you make the trip memorable?
This Delhi-Auli road trip is the perfect way to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy the tranquility of Mother Nature. And who knows? You may just spot an elephant, tiger or even a leopard on your way.
The best time to head out is early morning. When you can catch glimpses of local life along the highways as you drive past villages, thatched huts and fields. If you’re lucky enough, you’ll also see a few people riding horses or camels along with herds of cattle!
If you’re looking for some fun along the way, then stop by The Chor Bagh Palace in Baghpat where Shah Jahan built his summer palace in the 1650s.