Best Time To Visit Yamunotri

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The doors (kapat) of the Yamunotri 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 Yamunotri Dham.

And during the Char Dham Yatra season, you can also visit Kedarnath Temple, Badrinath Temple, and Gangotri Temple. The weather and climate during the yatra season are very pleasant and the temperature remains below 20 degrees Celcius.

Best Time To Visit Yamunotri Yatra 2023

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Yamunotri Opening Day – The Temple opens on the religious day of ‘Akshaya-Tritiya, which falls, generally, during the last week of April or the first week of May.

Yamunotri Closing Day – The closing day is always on the sacred day of Bhai Dooj after a brief ceremony.

The temple remains shut down for six months every year during the winter session.
When the doors of the temple are closed on the day of “Bhai Dooj” in Yamunotri, the winter idol of Goddess Yamuna is installed in the ancient temple “Someshwar” of Kharsali village. Here the Goddess Yamuna is worshiped throughout the winter.
Hence, the best time to visit the Yamunotri Temple is between April and November with April to mid-June and October to mid-November being the most ideal time.

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Summer (Best Time To Visit Yamunotri Temple)

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The weather in Yamunotri remains mostly cold. The summer season begins in Yamunotri 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 Yamunotri during summer is from about 14 ℃ to 29℃.

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 Yamunotri Temple.

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Monsoon (Not Ideal Time to Visit Yamunotri Temple)

The monsoon season begins in Yamunotri in the middle of June and ends in the middle of September. The monsoon brings heavy rains in Yamunotri, as well as landslides.

So traveling during the monsoon becomes less than ideal. And the temperature also remains around 9°C to 24°C.

After 2013, this area is considered to be a flood-prone area. Hence the temple records a low number of pilgrims during the monsoon. This is not an ideal time to visit Yamunotri Dham Yatra.

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Winters (Yamunotri Temple Closing Date)

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The Kapat of the Yamunotri Temple remains closed in the winter season, after the next day of Diwali.

Yamunotri receives snowfall during the winter months from November to March.

Due to this, the whole Yamunotri area 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 Goddess Yamunotri is brought to the Kharsali Village, near Janki Chatti. 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 Yamunotri Temple. The climate of the Yamunotri Valley remains soothing and cold during this period.

Never visit Yamunotri during monsoons and winter. The temperature in Yamunotri falls too low in the winter season. And there is heavy rainfall during the monsoon season.

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