The doors (kapat) of the Badrinath Temple (Mandir) open to devotees every year in the month of April-May and close around the last week of November. This is the best time to visit Badrinath Dham. And during the Char Dham Yatra season, you can also visit Kedarnath Temple, Gangotri Temple, and Yamunotri Temple.
The weather and climate during the yatra season are very pleasant and the temperature remains below 20 degrees Celcius.
Best Time to Visit Badrinath Yatra 2023
The inauguration of the Badrinath temple is announced by priests After Vijaydashmi/Dussehra.
The temple remains shut down for six months every year during the winter session.
During this winter season, the deity of Badrinath is brought to the Yogdhyan Badri Temple in Joshimath, Pandukeshwar near Govind Ghat where its worship continues for the next six months of winter.
The doors of the Badrinath temple are open to pilgrims for a period of six months only.
The doors opening of this holy Hindu temple open at the end of April or early May every year.
Hence the best time to visit the Badrinath Temple is between April and November with April to mid-June and October to mid-November is being the most ideal time.
Best Time To Visit Badrinath Temple is in Summer
The weather in Badrinath remains mostly cold. The summer season begins in Badrinath in the month of April. It is that time of the year when snow melts and the roads are cleared for pilgrimage by the end of April with the help of the Army.
The average temperature of Badrinath during summer is from about 15 ℃ to 30℃.
Only April-May and mid-June are the perfect time for a pleasantly quiet and sightseeing in the summer months. This time is the best time to visit Badrinath Mandir.
Monsoon is not an ideal Time to Visit Badrinath Temple
The monsoon season begins in Badrinath in the middle of June and ends in the middle of September. The monsoon brings heavy rains in Badrinath, as well as landslides.
So traveling during the monsoon becomes less than ideal. And the temperature also remains around 9°C to 25°C.
After 2013, this area is considered to be a flood-prone area. Hence the temple records low number of pilgrims during the monsoon. This is not an ideal time to visit Badrinath Dham Yatra.
In Winters (Badrinath Temple Closing Date)
The Kapat of the Badrinath Temple remains closed in the winter season, sometime after Basant Panchami.
Badrinath receives snowfall during the winter months from November to March.
Due to this, the whole of Badrinath town is covered with snow. Heavy snowfall caused all the road routes to be blocked.
Continuous snowfall keeps the temperature of this place very low in winter.
Therefore in the winter season, the kapats (doors) are closed for six months and the deity of Badrinath is brought to the Yogdhyan Badri temple in Joshimath, Pandukeshwar near Govind Ghat. And here they continue to be worshiped for six months.
May to June and September to October are the best time for travelers to visit Badrinath Temple. The climate of the Badrinath valley remains soothing and cold during this period.
Never visit Badrinath during monsoons and winter. The temperature in Badrinath falls too low in the winter season. And there is heavy rainfall during the monsoon season.