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Best Time To Visit Jammu and Kashmir

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Tourism in Kashmir

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Best Time To Visit Kashmir

Plan your trip during best season to experience the best of this stunning destination

Kashmir is well and truly a year round destination if you’re waiting for the best time to visit Jammu and Kashmir. All seasons, be it summer or winter in Kashmir, have their allure that beckons travellers from all over India and abroad. So, never mind when to visit Kashmir and just pack your bags and get up here.

March to Early May (15°C to 30°C): These are the best months to visit Kashmir for sightseeing as the weather is pleasant and lets you explore the lush green meadows and enchanting natural beauty of Kashmir without any obstacle. The temperature during these months varies from 15°C to 30°C. This is also the best time to trek the alluring trails of Srinagar, Gulmarg, and Pahalgam. Weather in Kashmir in May is also pleasant enough to enjoy the summer vacations with your friends and family.

December to March (-2°C to 12°C): Kashmir’s weather in December, January, and March is the best to enjoy snowfall as the whole valley is covered with snow. The entire Kashmir looks mesmerizing in these months and this is also the best time to visit Kashmir for skiing and snowboarding. The temperature during these months varies from -2°C to 12°C.

Since the entire Kashmir Valley is a mountainous region in a temperate zone, it witnesses a four-season climate pattern: Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. Jammu, being closer to the river plains, has a hotter and drier climate throughout the year. Alpine meadows speckled with wildflowers, grazing herds of nomadic tribes, and orchards laden with fruits make spring in Kashmir a splendor worth witnessing. Srinagar, Gulmarg, Sonamarg, and Patnitop are best places to visit in Jammu and Kashmir during this time.

The winter season, December through February, is the best time to visit Kashmir for snowfall. Spring, March through May, is the best time to visit Kashmir for a honeymoon as the flowers in the famous Mughal gardens in Srinagar are in bloom. Early spring till mid-April, which is also the offseason in Kashmir, is ideal for those looking to get the best deals on hotels in Kashmir.

The best time to visit Tulip Garden in Kashmir is in the month of April when the whole garden blooms and looks vibrant with different species of colorful tulips.

If you are planning to visit Gulmarg, then the best season to visit Gulmarg depends on the type of activity preferred by you. If you are someone who is looking for snowfall and activities like skiing and snowboarding then October to February is the best time to visit. If you want to explore the true beauty of Gulmarg then March to June would be the best time to visit when Gulmarg blooms with colorful flowers and lush greenery.

The most famous Kashmir festival is the Tulip festival celebrated in the months of March and April when the Kashmir valley blooms with vibrant tulips. Another famous festival celebrated in Kashmir with great pomp and show is the Hemis festival. The festival is celebrated for two days during the month of May in which whole state dress in traditional attires to celebrate the festival with great joy. Besides these two, some other popular festivals celebrated in Kashmir are Shikara festival, Gurez festival, Lohri, and Urs.

Climate in Kashmir

Summer Season in Kashmir

Summer, June through August, is a season of joy and it draws in a constant flood of tourists of all kinds into the Kashmir Valley. Although hotel rates are higher and solitude is hard to come by in Srinagar, but a shikara ride or a nightstay in houseboat on Dal Lake makes it all worthwhile. Summer is also when most locals indulge in many festivities such as Ramzan and weddings. Whether you’re on honeymoon to enjoy time around Dal Lake or an adventurer planning your next trek in the mighty Pir Panjal range, summer is the best season to visit Kashmir Valley. Jammu in summer experiences heat waves as bad as in Chandigarh or Delhi. Summer is also the time when pilgrims go to Vaishno Devi in Jammu or Amarnath Yatra in Kashmir. 

Monsoon Season in Kashmir

Monsoons, between September and November, is also a good time to explore the Valley as summer crowds have thinned out by this time and best deals on hotels and packages are on offer. The Monsoon season is an off-season in Kashmir Valley however, don’t let it discourage your plans. Apple picking is the most rewarding activity to do while you’re in Kashmir during the rains.

Winter Season in Kashmir

Winter in Kashmir lasts usually between December and February. Some places in the Kashmir Valley in Winter witness a lot of snowfall while Jammu in winter has milder winter temperatures. Entire snow-clad Pir Panjal range makes winter the best time to visit Kashmir for a honeymoon. Thousands of tourists come here to enjoy snowfall in Gulmarg, Sonamarg, and Srinagar. Patnitop in Jammu is another popular hill station where newlyweds and families love to retreat.

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    • Trip to Kashmir

      Memorable experience . Young Bombay boat house experience was excellent. Boat owners are very lovable. Mr.Omar family gave me excellent service. Close to gate number 9. With Driver experience was average only. To be improved by the way of listening their guests. Totally Unforgettable experience. Jammu is quite ok. but Srinagar is full of military deployment. But lifestyle is normal. Not to worry to visit Srinagar.
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      Srinivasan Venkateswaran

      Jammu, 11 days ago

    • Trip to Kashmir

      Nice trip overall. But would have been better if hidden charges were removed. Tur Tuk is an amazing place to be in. Please stay in Tur Tuk atleast for a day if you are visiting Ladakh.
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      Prasaanth

      Bangalore, 23 days ago

    • Trip to Ladakh

      Hotel location & stay was awesome....staff were also friendly & supportive. Thanks to Jack & Thakurji for their guidance for roaming in Leh city....Food was okay but not that great... Driver Tenzin was really good & honest, he drove very well & showed us beautiful places in Numbra, Pangong & Leh...He also given some important Leh cultural information which was amazing...Big thank to Yugal for arranging this memorable trip after my Kashmir trip got cancelled...he managed very well with all bookings & arrangements. If you got a chance I will again book with you.Thanks team for arranging my first & best trip with my life partner.....it was awesome & unforgettable experience in Himalayan mountains....
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      Raju

      Mumbai, a month ago

    • Trip to Kashmir

      Peacock travels is a well managed and professional company but in my case they didn't provided the well located hotels and traveller friendly driver. Hotels were well maintained but very far from visiting spot. We although knew about it bcz our budget was on lower side. But biggest let down was the driver who was a bore and he was trying various tricks that will make us cancel our plan or change itinerary. Yusmarg was a miss citing security reasons. Still I do want to recommend peacock for this vacation. They might be best of the lot in Srinagar. But next time I will plan this tour by my own. Many, apart from the immense beauty of nature, I loved the people who were welcoming tourist. They were so down to earth and caring.
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      Arnab Bose

      Kolkata, a month ago

    • Trip to Ladakh

      Was a very pleasant and well managed trio.Amazing India Routes managed the travel very well. The driver provided was really good. One issue where the travel iteniary had to be reaccomodated due to tensions in Kashmir was not well handled by Travel Triangle initially. But after contacting multiple times they finally agreed to modify the iteniary. Times where such unforseable circumstances need to be addressed show how reliable the customer service are. Apart from this 1 issue was a smooth experience.
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      Archit Rao

      Bangalore, 2 months ago

    • Trip to Kashmir

      places are good but have been cheated by local people be aware of that and hotel booked in Pahalgam by our agency was far away from tourist place so there was time constrain and we have wasted one and half days for that and in Pahalgam hotel staff will say we will provide everything but they didn't even give us omelet also we have requested them personally for 2 days we have not had breakfast in hotel and as they said there was not candle light dinner only normal dinner was served in house boat total experience was OK choose best agency for a good experience
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      Geetha Babu

      Chennai, 2 months ago

    • Trip to Kashmir

      places are good but have been cheated by local people be aware of that and hotel booked in Pahalgam by our agency was far away from tourist place so there was time constrain and we have wasted one and half days for that and in Pahalgam hotel staff will say we will provide everything but they didn't even give us omelet also we have requested them personally for 2 days we have not had breakfast in hotel and as they said there was not candle light dinner only normal dinner was served in house boat total experience was OK choose best agency for a good experience
      GB

      Geetha Babu

      Chennai, 2 months ago

    • Trip to Kashmir

      places are good but have been cheated by local people be aware of that and hotel booked in Pahalgam by our agency was far away from tourist place so there was time constrain and we have wasted one and half days for that and in Pahalgam hotel staff will say we will provide everything but they didn't even give us omelet also we have requested them personally for 2 days we have not had breakfast in hotel and as they said there was not candle light dinner only normal dinner was served in house boat total experience was OK choose best agency for a good experience
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      Geetha Babu

      Chennai, 2 months ago

    • Trip to Kashmir

      Kashmir is a great place. The scenic beauty with its natural essence is something that you cannot experience elsewhere. The hosts are one of the best and value for money is something you can never get anywhere else in the globe Sonmarg and Gulmarg both were breathtaking
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      Dilon Dsouza

      Bengaluru, 2 months ago

    • Trip to Kashmir

      There services are excellent, and our executive Zara did follow up when and where is required also suggested our family how to effectively plan the trip. Hats off to Zara for great work. Thank you so much :)
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      Prashant Vyas

      New delhi, 2 months ago

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    Long skirts over short skirts, jeans, baggy trousers, long dresses, t-shirts, joggers can be worn in Kashmir. One needs to cover the head before going to a mosque. Inappropriate clothing should be avoided and if you want to wear a sleeveless top, try to cover the body with a shawl or stole.

    Kashmir is famous for its natural beauty, lakes and gardens. The snow-capped mountain ranges, lush green valleys, and glistening lakes attract tourists from all over the world. Also, it is quite famous as a shopping destination for shopping for apples, authentic pashmina, shawls, carpets, wooden works etc. It is also well-known for Kashmiri cuisine like laal maas, lamb dishes, and chicken.

    Kashmir region is beautiful and enthralling. Some of the famous attractions here are Srinagar, Gulmarg, Patnitop, Pahalgam, Ladakh, Chenab Valley, Lidder Valley, and Mughal Gardens.

    Kashmir is itself one of the most beautiful places in India and every place has its own beauty and is no less than the other. However, Srinagar, Pahalgam, and Gulmarg are often considered the most beautiful places in Kashmir and these also witness the largest tourists activity every year.

    December through February is the best time to see snowfall in Kashmir Valley.

    Yes, it is safe to visit Jammu and Kashmir. Try to stay away from border areas and areas known to be sensitive and prone to problems.

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