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Best Season:

May - Oct

Summer 5 to 40°C Winter -14 to 24°C

Best Season / Best time to visit Amarnath

The climatic conditions in Amarnath are highly varying but the best time to visit is from April to October.
  • Winter (November to April) are chilly with temperature goes down to about -5°C. Snowfall is very common during winters and the region in blanketed with snow.
  • Summer (May to October) are pleasant with cooler atmosphere and climate. Average temperature is around 15°C. Summers is ideal for all pilgrimage and enjoying the natural panorama of the region.
  • Monsoon showers can occur any time in the year. During rains, the hilly roads become slippery and difficult to climb the curved and caved paths.
The region around the Amarnath shrine remains snow bound for a major part of the year. Summers offer cool and pleasant climate and is the perfect time for Amarnath Yatra. Winters on the other hand extremely cold and chilly. Tourists typically keep off during winters and the snow often causes road blockage.

Month-wise Amarnath Weather

Jan Feb Mar Apr
Nov Dec
August is a good month to visit Amarnath.
Weather: Pleasant
August is good for exploring the natural attractions in the region. The nature looks fresh and beautiful and snow is confined only to high altitudes. This is the last official month for taking up the Amarnath Yatra.
Month Climate Details
Freezing Cold with Snowfall
January is the coolest month of the year. The days and nights are snowbound and freezing. Not suitable for outdoor activities as snowfall covers the entire region with a bed of snow.
Freezing Cold with Snowfall
February is freezing and snowfall is common. Outdoor activities are not advised. This might not be the best time for travelling as the snow can cause road blocks.
Freezing Cold
Cold waves continue to grip the region and snowfall may occur till the mid of this month. Not the best time for travelling as roads can be blocked due to snow.
Very Cold
April is very cold and snow can be found on the ground. Woolen clothes are mandatory. Tourists travelling with kids or old people need to take extra care.
Moderately Cold
May is moderately cold and is suitable for all kinds of tourist activities. There will be now snowfall but snow can be found on roads and on the mountain slopes. Extra care is required if travelling with kids or adults and woolens are recommended as nights are very chilly.
Moderately Cold
June is ideal for pilgrimage and to have adventurous travels. This months marks the official start of the Amaranath Yatra and thousands of pilgrim come here to participate in this yatra. Snow can be found on high altitudes.
July offers the best month of the Amarnath pilgrimage. The atmosphere is humid but pleasant and rainfall occurs intermittently. For snow tourists need to travel to high altitudes.
August is good for exploring the natural attractions in the region. The nature looks fresh and beautiful and snow is confined only to high altitudes. This is the last official month for taking up the Amarnath Yatra.
September offers an ideal time for exploring the hilly terrains and is a good time for holidaying. Rainfall is rare and sunshine is guaranteed. Snow can be found only on very high altitudes.
Moderately Cold
This month marks the end of the official tourist season as from the end of this this month chilly winters will start to make its presence felt. For tourists wanting to enjoy snow need to travel to high altitudes.
Very Cold
Days and nights are very cold and woolens are required. Not ideal for hill travel and snowfall at the end of this month tends to makes the region slippery.
Freezing Cold with Snowfall
The month of December is not suitable for visiting temples in the region. This is one of the coldest month of the year and snowfall is very common. Not the best time for sightseeing or any adventure activity.

Events & Festivals in Amarnath

  • May to September is the period for high profile Amarnath Yatra, a pilgrimage to mountain holy places in Amarnath..
  • July is the peaking period for pilgrims with the special Shivarani festival in the temples.

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Comments (2) Reviews (5)
helo, pl help me the road/train track status for going to amaranth in the month of jul 2013
Posted by dharm singh 2 year, 2 months ago
nice place for travel in amarnath
Posted by sushant chopra 3 year, 2 months ago

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