Best Time To Visit Jammu and Kashmir
Enjoy the picturesque beauty of Kashmir and its valleys
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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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Bhavyabasavaraju's 5 days trip to KashmirGreat package offered by Mili Group of travels. Our travel agent Irthika customised the itinerary to our personal needs and made sure everything was in place . It was a lovely experience. Completely hassle free!
N's 4 days trip to KashmirI planned a week's family trip in Dec 2020 with the assistance of Travel designers. We all were pleased with Mr. Aabid Hassan's personalised service and planning. He was very kind, helpful and friendly. Our driver was the nicest, hotels were very good. The hotel staff were helpful and friendly and stay was all great. Boathouse was sooo beautiful, felt like a small palace in itself..but was damn cold even with heaters and a strick care taker who kept a tab on our eating even on the small meals as part of package. My only feedback not for Travel designers team, but for the hotels/Boathouse would be for better variety of food. Even if you charge us more, customers will be okay to spend to try and get to taste some Kashmiri dishes or more non-vegetarian options including mutton or fish which sadly we couldn't try. But Mr. Hassan still helped us with a special dish delivered to our room when feedback was given, which was very kind of him. I've never had any travel agency do that for us to show customer centricity. My whole family had a great memorable trip and I was glad that I finally had a good trip planned through Travel triangles, although I had tried for other trips in the past. I have already shared and recommended Travel designers to some of my known people. Inshallah if we go to Kashmir in future, we'll definitely go through Mr. Hassan at Travel designers. He made our trip a memorable and smooth one. Kudos to him and his team. Noor
Abdul's 5 days trip to KashmirAmir has been much helpful in arranging this trip and helped us get a helpful guide for our trip. Fayaz, who accompanied us for the entire trip is much knowledgeable . Without him, this trip wouldn't have been easier. Fayaz took us to a local hotel for a wazwan thali on our request. Truly commendable experience.
Mohd's 6 days trip to KashmirMe and my wife had the most memorable holiday to kashmir. And it wouldn’t have been possible without the help of Ms. Rabiya who planned and executed our trip so well. She guided us with all the activities and selected the best hotels for us in our budget. She managed our trip well. Polite and always just a call away. And ofcourse Mr. Adil who took care of our transportation so well. We forgot few of our things in gulmarg, but Mr. Adil made sure that somehow we get our things back and he took all the pain in getting it back. We will always remember such a warm hospitality. Humble and polite and always ready to help. Thankyou so much
Syedmouzam's 4 days trip to KashmirHighly recommend to the visitors to take the service from Kashmir yatra great service with reasonable price... Mr. Shuaib had made the bookings in good hotels and the driver Mr. Imran is very humble and co-operative and he made our tour more good by sharing the knowledge of kashmir tradition and locations...
Sunny's 5 days trip to KashmirThis was my 1st Solo trip and it went well.. Stay: My stay at Srinagar was very good. Pahalgam stay was good. Gulmarg was ok ok. Cab and Driver Cab was good for solo traveler Travel agent. Was happy with travel agent. thanks Nahida for giving me good deal and happy with travel agent service.. Snow, Snow and Snow. Gulmarg was best and shikara ride was memorable
Shreyamkumar's 6 days trip to KashmirI am writing this mail with lots of happiness and joy. We don't have words to explain our time spent in kashmir. It is a JANNAT on earth,a beautiful place that I can refer to every friend of mine to visit once in a lifetime. And all credit goes to you AALIYA, you are so professional and a true asset for any organization. Because of you I never felt any issue in my entire trip. You were always available over the phone anytime which gave me confidence to travel freely. At last I would like to say to people who are planning a trip to KASHMIR, please don't think twice and visit once, you will never forget this in your lifetime. Kudos to Zippgo,Travel Triangle,Mr. Mir and Special Thanks to my Driver. Last but not least Aaliya you are true ROCKSTAR. Keep it up.
Vinayak's 6 days trip to KashmirWe had a very memorable experience in Kashmir. Thanks to Travel Triangle for connecting us with Kashmir Boulevard.
Zainmohammed's 4 days trip to KashmirTravel agent did not deliver what they promised and house boat was not well maintained
Khansaad's 7 days trip to KashmirI was always in a dilemma whether a travel agency would provide me a good service because a lot of my friends and family faced false commitments and misleading claims. Despite of that I chose going on a trip with travel triangle and to my surprise they provided me exemplary service and everything was well planned and executed. In a nutshell i would say “ Paisa vasool” experience I would also like to mention and give my special thanks to Team Zipgo Travels, Aaliya Madam And Aijaz Sir Best part of my trip was in Gulmarg where I enjoyed a number of snow sporting activities
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Tourists should visit Jammu & Kashmir during the off-season between April-July and from October-December. This is the best time to visit Jammu & Kashmir as the hotels and tour packages have major discounts on offer.
December through February is the best time to see snowfall in Kashmir Valley.
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