Yamunotri is the origin point of the river Yamuna and seat of the Goddess Yamuna. The temple is a religious homage to Goddess Yamuna. One of the four shrines of Chardham Yatra, Yamunotri is a major spiritual destination in India. However, because of its high altitude of 10,000 feet, the temperature is usually cold. In order to reach the temple complex, one has to trek for 13 km. The temple opens up on Akshaya Tritiya( May) and closes on the second day of Diwali(November). The best time to visit Yamunotri is between May to June and September to October. The summer season is moderately cold with summer starting from the month of April. The temperature during summer ranges from 15-degree Celsius to 30 degree Celsius. The summer is followed by a heavy monsoon season starting from the month of mid-July. The temperature ranges between 15 degree Celsius to 25 degree Celsius. The area of Gangotri witnesses heavy rainfall during monsoon season which makes the temple inaccessible. The winter witnesses low temperature ranging around a minimum of -7 degree Celsius and a maximum of 10 degree Celsius.
Being a major pilgrimage site in the Hindu religion, every year devotees flock to the Yamunotri to pay homage to the Goddess Yamuna. The number of visitors has been on a constant increase every year.
Since Yamunotri is located at a high altitude in the Himalayan region, the temperature differs from that of low lying areas. The winters are harsh, summers are cooler than the rest of India and during monsoon, the area experiences heavy rainfall with the temperature being on the colder side.
Summers in Yamunotri offer the ideal weather condition for temple visit with bright sunny days and cold nights. The temperature ranges between 10 degree Celsius to 30 degree Celsius. The summer season starts from April and lasts till the end of June.
Monsoon season starts around the first week of July and is accompanied by heavy rainfall. Yamunotri witness heavy rainfall between the months of July and September. Due to heavy rainfall the risk of landslides increases in the area.
Owing to its high altitude, Yamunotri experiences harsh winter climate. The temperature falls down to minus 7 degree Celsius with heavy snowfall in the month of January and February. The maximum temperature during winters goes up till 10 degree Celsius. The winter season starts from October end and lasts till the end of March.
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