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Badrinath Dham temple is located on top of a beautiful hillock within the scenic district of Chamoli. Annually people and especially devout Hindus from all over the world make their way to this place to offer their prayer to the Badri incarnation of lord Vishnu. Being located on a high elevation this place experiences erratic and typical Pahadi weather conditions. It is very important for you to keep a check on the weather conditions before booking a package for the same. Here is everything you need to know elaborately about the weather conditions pertaining Badrinath Dham:
The months of April / May to early July constitute for the summer season in Badrinath Dham temple. This is also the peak tourist season since it is around this time that the temple doors open for Darshan to the pilgrims. The climate around this time is very pleasant, comfortable and clear which is the perfect time for travelling to the holy pilgrimage destination. The conditions are very favourable around this time for the pilgrims to take this spiritually evoking journey on the hills of Garhwal. The river water of Alaknanda gushes its way through the city and makes it look way more beautiful than it already is.
July to early weeks of September form the monsoon season in Badrinath and it mostly consists of heavy rain showers. This constant rainfall successfully and very gradually brings down the overall temperature of this place. Although this is also the time when travelling on the hills is discouraged. Several helicopter services are also avoided around this time to avoid uncertain situations. However if you find a window of some days when you are able to travel in sunlight then you must take it for sure since accommodation and other related prices is very low. However one must makes sure to not travel in adverse conditions as it may not be safe and secure.
This is the time when the entire region of Badrika Shetra gets covered entirely in snow. The months of winter consists of October to March and during this time the temperature drops drastically. This is also the time when the doors for Darshan of the lord shut down for 6 months and the idol of the deity is shifted to its winter home in Joshimath where the pilgrims can go as a part of the winter Char Dham Yatra. For 6 whole months this ancient temple remains covered under a thick blanket of white snow and travelling here is to prohibited owing to the horrible conditions.
The peak of summer is considered to be the best pilgrimage months in Badrinath. All the accommodations are open and the weather in general is also at its best. The sky is clear and there are no uncertainties concerning the weather conditions during the months of May to early July or if lucky this could be extended even till the mid-week. You can even g for some amazing sightseeing as well when the weather is clear to some of the most popular sightseeing destinations of Mana Village, Bheem Pul, Vasudhara Waterfall, Vyas / Ganesh Gufa etc.