Best time to visit Mahavatar Babaji Cave, Himalayas

The weather and climate in Uttarakhand are  pleasant and favorable for travelers. There is ample sunshine throughout the year, except for the monsoon season of July and August. Even during the winter season, the amount of sunshine is sufficient, particularly in the Kumaon region of the Himalayas.

Visitors frequently ask about the best time to visit Mahavatar Babaji Cave, and I have provided the following information to help them choose the ideal time.

Mahavatar Babaji Cave India 

The Mahavatar Babaji Cave is a small cave located on a hilltop, surrounded by dense forests and a beautiful landscape. The cave has a small opening and can accommodate only a few people at a time. Visitors need to remove their shoes before entering the cave as a mark of respect.

Inside the cave, you will find a small space  which is normally seen with flowers and other offerings. The atmosphere inside the cave is serene and peaceful, and visitors can meditate and offer prayers to Babaji.

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Mahavatar Babaji Cave Kukucchina Dwarahat Uttarakhand India

Mahavatar Babaji Cave Kukucchina Dwarahat

 Cave Location 

The Mahavatar Babaji Cave is located in the town of Dwarahat, which is around 25 km from Dwarahat in the Almora district of Uttarakhand. The nearest airport is the Pantnagar Airport, which is around 150 km from Dwarahat. From the airport, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to Dwarahat.

The nearest railway station is the Kathgodam Railway Station, which is around 110 km from Dwarahat. From the railway station, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to Dwarahat.

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Mahvatar Babaji Cave Trekking Route
Mahavatar Babaji Cave Trekking Route

The Best time to visit Mahavatar Babaji Cave?

  • The best time to visit the Mahavatar Babaji Cave is from September to December and February to June. During these months, the weather is usually pleasant and good for the pilgrimage.
  • In January and February, there may be light snowfall, but the cave is still accessible. Heavy snowfall can make it harder to reach the cave.
  • June can be warm, and from July to August, the area gets rain. By September, the weather starts to improve and gradually gets colder until February.
Babaji Cave Uttarakhand
Babaji Cave Uttarakhand

Our Recommendation

  • The best time to visit Babaji Cave is from mid-February to mid-June, during the spring and summer seasons.
  • This period offers pleasant weather, clear blue skies, and ideal temperatures for a spiritual journey.
  • The scenic views are awe-inspiring and enhance the overall experience.
  • Devotees can visit the cave year-round, except for July and August when heavy rainfall occurs almost daily, making the journey challenging.

Monsoon (July – August)

During July and August, Dwarahat experiences the monsoon season. However, after the monsoon subsides, the region transforms into a beautiful destination with abundant natural beauty. This period becomes an enticing time for spiritual seekers to explore and immerse themselves in the spiritual essence of the place.

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Rajnikant at Mahavatar Babaji Cave
Rajnikant at Mahavatar Babaji Cave

Mahavatar Babaji Cave timings

  • Visitors can access the cave from 9:00 AM, after sunrise, until 4:00 PM, before dusk. It remains closed at other times.
  • To preserve its sanctity and prevent misuse of its spiritual energy, the local government and Yogoda Satsanga Society collaborate in managing the site.


In conclusion, Mahavatar Babaji Cave is a sacred site that attracts visitors from all over the world. The best time to visit the cave is during the summer and autumn months, and visitors need to trek for around 1  hour to reach the cave. Hiring a local guide is advisable, and visitors should be prepared for a moderate level of physical exertion.



Namaste! I am Om. I am a licensed Tourist Guide ( Approved by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India), I’m originally from Varanasi. Now, I am living in Rishikesh. I set up this blog to share my tips and experiences for traveling to inspire and help you to travel more. Hari Om

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