Best time to travel Barot valley
Chilly weather, snow-capped mountains, sun shining bright enough to enjoy Barot valley with eyes open wide. This place is heaven for peace lovers and if you are an off-season traveler like me, try coming here in starting of march. I can bet this place appears all lush green and more attractive at the time of monsoon. But yes, it is not advisable to visit this place in Monsoon until n unless you are planning to stay here for a longer period. This valley welcomes you any time of the year but still, you need to be a smarter one to chose your timing.
Summer: It starts in April and lasts till the end of June. Though it is not a very popular destination among tourists but more people come during this season only. It becomes crowded and home-stays are difficult to find during the period.
Monsoon: Due to sloppy roads, and uninvited landslides the place remains tourist-free mostly. It starts from the mid of July and goes till the end of September.
Winter: Winter turns the whole valley into some fairyland and the Himalayan stream coming all the way from the white mountains glows at night.
It starts in October and remains till February. People visit during winter time to experience the snow trekking of Rajgundha.
According to me, March is one of the magical month to visit this place!
Where to stay
Watching from any top corner of the valley, cute looking color blocks appear to be a painting of Van Gogh with charcoal smoke coming out from the chimney. Most of them are the homestays around the valley which are super cozy and serves home-cooked delicious food.
Surat Hotel/Homestay is one of them and made our stay very comfortable till the end. The owner of the place was very helpful and prepared the food by himself along with one helper. It is advisable to opt for the homestays despite the hotels which are quite costlier.