Auli, though considered to be one of the best skiing destinations, there are other famous points in Auli. Like the dazzling snow-capped crests and the immense number of tourists coming down because they know this place has great potential to become a major tourist hub. There are various attractions like artificial lakes and temples that add more to the scenic beauty. Some nearby points are Gusro Bugyal, Chatra Kund, Saildhar Tapovan, Kwani Bugyal, and Chenab Lake.
Some attractions near Joshimath are often overlooked by visitors. Gusro Bugyal is one example. It's located about 3 kilometres from Auli, among a variety of woodlands at an elevation of 3056 meters above sea level. You can’t enjoy all the famous spots in Joshimath, so you will have to book a hotel in Joshimath to explore all the spots without being in a hurry. Accessible via a ropeway from Auli, it features many nearby attractions that can't be seen (or appreciated) as easily when you skip them. So, while full-day treks may be tempting, prepare to miss out on the other things nearby like the views of the valley and its history.
If you're looking for a great nature experience, take a day to visit Chattrakund, which is 1 km away from Gurso Bugyal. Found in the heart of the forest, this spot has sweet water. It's a popular place to camp that you can also visit when staying at Gurso Bugyal Camps. If trekking is more your style, stop at Kwanri (12 km from Gurso Bugyal), where you can find some of the best treks around! Set at 3350 meters above sea level, Kwanri is another great place to go camping. This area also has hotels that set up tents and other camping devices. Visiting between June and September makes sense due to milder weather conditions.
Flowers of Valley, Badrinath as explored by English trekker M. G. Paun in 1931 is a mountain covered with more than 500 species of flowers and considered India's one of the most protected points, and it's one of the most popular destinations in Auli. It was also declared one National Park in 1982 covering an area of 87.50 sq km and not only a place to soothe natural splendor but a destination for trekkers from India and all over the world too. After seeing mesmerizing points not, a single source of dissatisfaction will be traced on people's faces who came here to explore this scenic beauty.