Throughout the year is the best time to visit Vaishno Devi
Summer season and autumn season are perhaps the best time to visit the pilgrimage site of Goddess Vaishno Devi. The climate being cool and pleasant, these two seasons are the best for an ideal visit. Although the days are quite hot, yet the ambiance of the climate in the evenings makes summers a better option for your pocket. Unless and until you’re physically fit and a snow enthusiast, winters are not the season for your visit.
Vaishno Devi in Winter (December – February)
This is the least advisable season for a visit to Vaishno Devi. Temperature can go down to as low as -5?C and beyond. Snowfall occurs during this time. Unless you’re physically fit and raring to go, this is not the ideal season for a visit.
Vaishno Devi in Summer (March – June)
Beginning from the March, the summer season is ideally the best season for a visit to the holy caves of Vaishno Devi. The days are although quite hot in the months of May and June, but it cools down by the evening, making the experience pleasant for the pilgrims. This season is especially ideal for those, who don’t want to be trapped in the rush of the crowd.
Vaishno Devi in Monsoon (July – September)
Although not an ideal season, owing to the situation of the site, and the threat of frequent landslides during the drizzling rains, monsoon season might be ideal for those, who want heavy discounts on the trip, and some special offers as well.
Vaishno Devi in Autumn (October & November)
This is the peak season of the pilgrims, owing to the festive seasons. Nowhere will you see such a crowd of enthusiastic devotees roaring ‘Jai Mata Di’ as in October, during the time of the Navaratras. Although during and after Diwali, the crowd starts thinning, which makes it another ideal time for a visit. Those traveling by the new road, cut beside Ardh Kumari, are bound to be mesmerized by the beauty of the scenery from the trek on the Trikuta Hills.