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Vaishno Devi Weather

Due to the location of the Holy Cave of Vaishno Devi, the shrine can be visited all the year round. Weather in Vaishno Devi remains pleasant in summer months. In winters, mercury drops down to sub-zero levels and the region remains covered in thick layers of snow. 

Best time to visit Vaishno Devi

The ideal time for Vaishno Devi Yatra is March-October. During these months climate is pleasing and durable for pilgrimage. The region is devoid of snow. Pilgrims can also enjoy sightseeing nearby attractions in Vaishno Devi during these months when natural beauty is at its peak. To avoid long queues, avoid visiting during the Navratras. As during Navratras maximum pilgrims partake the holy yatra. 

Vaishno Devi Weather (Season-wise)

Vaishno Devi in Summers (March-July)

The summer season at Vaishno Devi is from March to July. The weather in summer is cool and pleasant and most of the pilgrims visit the Vaishno Devi shrine during this period.

Vaishno Devi in Monsoons (August-September)

The monsoon season at Vaishno Devi is from August to September. In monsoons, the region experiences medium to heavy rainfall. As mud slides are common during this season one must avoid visiting Vaishno Devi in monsoons. 

Vaishno Devi in Winters (October-February)

The winter season at Vaishno Devi is from October to February. The weather in winter is characterized by sub-zero level temperature and snowfall is common. The harsh temperature makes the pilgrimage difficult; however, the shrine still sees pilgrims visiting the Holy Cave during the winters as well.

Vaishno Devi Weather Guide:

Weather in Vaishno Devi – Monthwise Details (2019 Updates)
Vaishno Devi in January Max Temperature: -1C and Min Temperature: -5C
The weather in the month of January is freezing cold with temperature dropping below zero. The holy temple of Vaishno Devi remains snow bound during this month and might be difficult for travelling. However, devotees do visit the temple at this time also. For this season, heavy woolens are highly recommended. Tourists planning to take kids or old people along should be extra careful.
Vaishno Devi in February Max Temperature: 1C and Min Temperature: -2C
The weather in February is still freezing cold with temperature dropping below zero. The climate continues to be cold and this might not be the perfect time for visiting the temple. This is not the tourists’ season so it will be very less crowded with snowfall continuing as usual.
Vaishno Devi in March Max Temperature: 0C and Min Temperature: 1C
The region starts to get warmer and the natural beauty comes alive by the end of March. Days are cold and night can be extremely chilly, hence woolens are required. The crowd is much less at this time of the year and is ideal for visiting the shrine.
Vaishno Devi in April Max Temperature: 4C and Minimum Temperature: 2C
The weather in the month of April is very pleasant. With a clear blue sky, the month is associated with a plenty of sunshine making it ideal for pilgrimage. It is a good time for enjoying the scenic beauty of Vaishno Devi.
Vaishno Devi in May Max Temperature: 7C and Minimum Temperature: 3C
The weather in the month of May is pleasant. Nights can be comparatively colder than daytime. It is also a high tourist season and the region may get crowded with pilgrims and holiday makers. A good time for bringing kids and old people, however extra care is required during evenings and nights.
Vaishno Devi in June Max Temperature: 11C and Minimum Temperature: 6C
The summer season continues in the month of June but the temperature is still within the comfortable range. Clear skies and plenty of sunshine during the day offer comfortably warm climate. But evenings can be chilly so light woolens are recommended. June is a good time for visiting the Holy Cave.
Vaishno Devi in July Max Temperature: 10C and Minimum Temperature: 5C
July witness the monsoon season as the entire regions dawns the best of natural greens. The region receives light showers and is not a major cause of inconvenience to the travelers. It might not be the most ideal time for pilgrimage as mud slides can cause road blockage and make it difficult for the tourists to climb to the shrine.
Vaishno Devi in August Max Temperature: 14C and Minimum Temperature: 6C
As the monsoon clouds still hovers above the region, August doesn’t see much rainfall in this region. They might be a cause of inconvenience but not a major annoyance. The natural beauty during the month is worth exploring. Mud slides can occur due to the rains and the roads to the shrine might be closed. For snow, tourists should go to high altitudes.
Vaishno Devi in September Max Temperature: 12C and Minimum Temperature: 4C
With the receding of monsoons, the weather in September starts to become little chilly there might be a few drizzles during the month. The temperature starts to dip and region gets less crowded. Days are pleasant and nights can get chilly. Beauty and bounty of nature is worth enjoying.
Vaishno Devi in October Max Temperature: 9C and Minimum Temperature: 3C
The temperature starts to fall and winters will enter the region by the end of October. It is the last month of the year to enjoy all that this place has to offer. Climate becomes extremely cold during last 2 months of the year, making it challenging to travel around.
Vaishno Devi in November Max Temperature: 4C and Minimum Temperature: -1C
Winters cloak the region making it look almost deserted. Tourism recedes as temperatures dips down to subzero levels. However, the pilgrimage to Vaishno Devi still continues in winter. In fact, the original cave opens in winters only. If you are being accompanied by kids or the aged, extreme precaution should be taken.
Vaishno Devi in December Max Temperature: 1C and Minimum Temperature: -2C
December is one of the coldest months of the year, and might not be the most apt time for indulging in various tourist activities. Temperatures dip to the freezing levels and snowfall is a common occurrence in the month.

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