Best Season / Best Time to Visit Gangotri
Gangotri is a popular pilgrimage destination situated in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand of North India. Gangotri is located on the Greater Himalayan Range at an altitude of 3042 meters. This place is the origin of the sacred river Ganges and is also one among the Char Dham pilgrimage destinations.
The average maximum temperature that has been recorded in Gangotri is 15? Celsius and the minimum is 2? Celsius. Warm clothes and woolen clothes are a necessity all through the year in Gangotri.
Summer in Gangotri begins in late April and it stays till June. The maximum temperature that has been recorded during summer in Gangotri is 20? Celsius. Summer nights can get cooler with a minimum temperature of 15? Celsius. Light woolen clothes are required while visiting Gangotri during summer.
Monsoon in Gangotri begins in late June with moderate rainfalls. Heavy rain falls are experienced towards late July which is extended till mid September. Outdoor trips and pilgrimage during monsoon can get difficult due to heavy rain falls. The maximum temperature that has been recorded during monsoon is 15? Celsius and the minimum is 8? Celsius. Woolen clothes, warm clothes and rain coats are required while visiting Gangotri during monsoon.
Winter season is very chilly in Gangotri. Winter begins from November and it stays till April. Gangotri will be covered in sheets of snow during winter. Pilgrim centers remains closed throughout winter due to heavy snow falls. The maximum temperature that has been recorded during winter is 10? Celsius and the minimum temperatures can touch sub-zero levels.
The best season
to visit Gangotri is from March to June and September to November. This is also the peak season and accommodation can get difficult.