The holy town of Badrinath is located in the Chamoli district of Devbhoomi Uttarakhand and is also one of the most significant and sacred sites in India. This dham is also known all over the world for being one of the prime sites for the Chota as well as the all India char dham yatra. The pilgrimage to the main temple of Badrinath dham is considered to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. Sitting among the lap of Himalayan ranges this temple is a great way of cleansing your life and attaining much-needed purity.
This dham is believed to have been reestablished by the holy sage and saint Adi Shankaracharya during the 7th century. The presiding deity is in the form of a black stone structure which is said to have been retrieved by the holy saint and is said to have been a form of Lord Vishnu. Dedicated to Lord Badrinarayan this temple is the main attraction of the holy Badrinath town. Sitting by the river Alaknanda the enigmatically colored main temple shrine is said to have been built at a spot where Lord Badrinarayan i.e. another name for Lord Vishnu, is said to have been meditated right at this spot.
Month Wise Weather in India
Here is a month wise detailed climatic conditions of Badrinath which will be extremely helpful for you during your planning procedure:
January: The temperature during this month remains extremely freezing cold. The minimum temperature dips till 1 degree Celsius and the maximum temperature goes till 8 degree Celsius accompanied with heavy snowfall. Pilgrimage or any sort of trekking is shut down during this time.
February: Although the temperature remains extremely cold during this month with the temperature varying between 6 degree Celsius and 10 degree Celsius. Snowfall during this month is also prominent.
March: The month of March also sees immense and recurring snowfall where the temperature varies between 3 degree Celsius and 11 degree Celsius. This month also marks some snowfall.
April: The month of April is relatively pleasant than the rest of the preceding chilly months. The temperature during this time varies between 6 degree Celsius and 16 degree Celsius.
May: This month marks the opening month for the main dham of Badrinath. The climate during this month is warmer and more pleasant with a very less expectation of rainfall. However if you plan on visiting Badrinath during this month be sure to carry heavy woolens.
June: This month is considered to be one of the best months to visit Badrinath dham. The month is also a lot warmer with the snow beginning to melt away and the pristine natural beauty in all its form.
July: It is advised for the yatris not to make a trip to the dham during this month since the entire region is prone to heavy and unexpected rainfall making the area extremely wet, slippery and prone to mudslides, landslides and unpredictable avalanches.
August: The entire region witnesses unpredictable occasional rainfall and is also one of the most popular months to visit Badrinath. People also opt to visit the famous valley of flowers during this month since the flowers are in full bloom during this month.
September: The temperature during this month begins to dip with the temperature panning between 11 degree Celsius and 14 degree Celsius. This is also one of the most popular months to visit the dham among yatris and pilgrims. The overall climatic conditions remain extremely pleasant and comfortable.
October: This month marks the commencement of the cold winter season where the temperature ranges between 12 degree Celsius and 7 degree Celsius. This is also the last month of pilgrimage among yatris and pilgrims which is also marked by the closing of the temple kapat.
November: The weather remains extremely cold and freezing during this month with the temperature ranging between 6 degree Celsius and 14 degree Celsius. Any sort of outdoor activity is discouraged during this freezing month.
December: This month witnesses heavy snowfall and the temperature remains between 5 degree Celsius and 12 degree Celsius. This freezing month has no traveller or pilgrim during this month.
Best Time to Visit Badrinath
Being situated at a high altitude the winter season is extremely severe and just like all its contemporary ancient temples of Char Dham it shuts down for Darshan. The best time for you to plan a trip to Badrinath should be during the summer months and the peak tourist season. This means the months of May to early July i.e. from the time the gates of the temple opens up to the pre monsoon season. If the cold weather is not a problem then one can plan a visit between the time of early September to the time of closing on either later October or early November.
We hope that this complete weather wise guide to the Badrinath Dham comes in handy during your next venture.