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Gangotri in Uttarkashi is a very sacred city and thousands of devotees visit this place each year to offer their prayers to the almighty. The best months to visit the city are from April to June and then again from September to November.


Winters

November to March- The days are freezing and the weather is extremely cold. Moderate to heavy snowfall can be seen during these months and woolen clothing is a must to stay safe. Due to extreme weather conditions, the temples are closed in the second week of November.

Summers

April to May- The days are moderately cool and pleasant. The average temperature remains below or around 30°C and at night, the weather becomes quite chilly. It is a great time to visit Gangotri as sightseeing is easy and several sacred rituals are performed here.

Monsoons

July to August- Heavy rainfall is experienced in all parts of the city, making it difficult at times to visit the numerous temples located in this region.


Weather By Month

Month Climate Details
January Freezing Cold with Snowfall
Freezing Cold with Snowfall
Fresh snow blankets the mountainous region of Gangotri in the month of January. Moreover, the storms can impact the region during this month. Heavy snowfall paralyzes the normal life and almost all places become inaccessible. It’s hard to call it as a winter destination as snowstorms are very frequent and transport accessibility wholly depends on weather conditions at this time of year.
February Freezing Cold
Freezing Cold
The weather is unbearably cold in the month of February. The standard temperature shoots down to sub-zero levels and just about everything is covered with snow. The transportation gets totally hampered and conditions become really harsh to move around the city. Venturing out on steep slopes at this point of time is not a good option, due to the risks involved.
March Freezing Cold
Freezing Cold
Gangotri experiences heavy snowfall in the month of March. Tourist flow slows down as freezing temperature affects all parts of the region. It can be much colder than you might have imagined and one has to be quite daring to plan a holiday during this winter period. This place looks spectacular at this time, but accessing it is a big challenge.
April Very Cold
Very Cold
Sun begins to warm up the region in April but it is still not a preferred time for vacationing. You can still expect snow on ground in this month. To handle such cold weather, you need to equip yourself with the right warm clothing to stay comfortable when you are outdoors. However, it is recommended to stay indoors to avoid cold waves.
May Very Cold
Very Cold
March experiences a slight rise in temperature. Tourism gains momentum in this period, despite of the chilling waves. Sunshine may appear, but most of the times the skies remain enveloped with clouds. Snowfall is not expected during this time but make sure to wear a warm suit as you can always play with snow that is still present on the ground.
June Moderately Cold
Moderately Cold
Winters are over and tourists start to flock this hill range from near and far. For those seeking the excitement of being around snow, this winter destination has enough snow lying around. This city can be your perfect vacation destination during this time that embraces cold weather by offering plenty of winter activities like skiing, skating, sightseeing and many more to explore.
Month Climate Details
July Moderately Cold
Moderately Cold
Weather is extremely vibrant in July and is adorned with days filled of sunshine and cold nights. You can plan visits to the prime spots around the city or warm up by relishing scrumptious delicacies being served hot in the famous restaurants that line the streets. These days are perfect for snow lovers to enjoy unforgettable vacations at this place.
August Moderately Cold
Moderately Cold
Fluctuating weather might disrupt your travel plans in August with erratic rainfall. Unpredictable showers melt the snow on the mountains, making it difficult to enjoy outdoor activities like sports and sightseeing. If you are a rain lover then you may visit Gangotri during this time, but as the region becomes quite slippery, it is better to be cautious to avoid any risks.
September Moderately Cold
Moderately Cold
The month of September brings along awesome weather as you can enjoy pleasant climate during daytime with cool nights. As you move to higher altitudes you can look forward to enjoying snowfall, while lowlands are best for religious visits and sightseeing. There are lush green panoramas all around the region, so do carry your cameras to capture the nature beauty.
October Very Cold
Very Cold
With clear blue skies and chilly nights, October is the best time to escape from the sizzling heat of summers. This is an excellent time of the year when you can be assured to enjoy pleasing sunshine and cool breeze but as the month ends, it might become quite cold. For really mesmerizing views, head over to highlands and enjoy fresh snow.
November Very Cold
Very Cold
Gangotri is in its most charming form in November, attracting tourists with cold climate. The temperature can plunge to a few more degrees but that would not affect the gush of adventure sports. Till this month ends, you can grab the opportunity to indulge in the most liked adventure sports, such as skiing and skating, as snowfall becomes less afterwards.
December Freezing Cold with Snowfall
Freezing Cold with Snowfall
Heavy snow storms whirl around the region in December. The freezing climate impacts tourism and especially the transportation. Snowfall can disrupt local life by blocking the roads and making it difficult to travel. This time of the year might be very challenging for tourists, due to the lack of sightseeing opportunities and other activities, making it a less favorable time to visit Gangotri.

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