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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

      The travel agent, Kashmir Boulevard were very helpful and accommodating. The driver and guide Muzammil was just amazing. We had a really good time! The people of Kashmir. At every step we were met by very nice and warm people. Made the trip even more special.
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      Saimabakhrani

      Mumbai, 7 days ago

    • Trip to Kashmir

      Great hotel and Nice people of kashmir who always there for you... must visit along with the ambience and location is also very good Very very thanks to the Team Peocock Travel Agency who were the soul of my trip to book the package of Kashmir Trip.. they offered the best guidence and last Special thanks to Ms. Aroofa and My Driver/Guide Mr. Mushtaaq from Team Peacock Great hotel and Nice people of kashmir who always there for you... must visit along with the ambience and location is also very good Very very thanks to the Team Peocock Travel Agency who were the soul of my trip to book the package of Kashmir Trip.. they offered the best guidence and last Special thanks to Ms. Aroofa and My Driver/Guide Mr. Mushtaaq from Team Peacock
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      Ashish Verma

      Delhi, 7 days ago

    • Trip to Kashmir

      Bukhara Travels ensured that we get the best experience possible in the limited duration we had in Kashmir. The houseboat in Srinagar exceeded expectations in terms of grandeur and service. The driver was very friendly and suggested a lot of things not included in the itinerary, be it shopping or what to visit when or how to negotiate. Overall, the trip is surely going to be in our memory for a long way down the road. The private houseboat stay was probably the best part of the trip that stood aside from any other trip. The houseboat was luxurious and the service was top class.
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      Kshiteesh Dorle

      Bangalore, 8 days ago

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      I would recommend "Classic Holidays Kashmir" for trip to Kashmir. They helped me to plan my trip properly with very reasonable price and the arrangements are simply awesome and flawless . I traveled with my family and experience is so good. keep up good work.
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      Sunandandas

      Kolkata, 9 days ago

    • Trip to Kashmir

      Over all it was a well planned and wonderful trip. Farah, the travel coordinator from Travel Home was helpful and the can driver Showket was very supportive throughout the trip. Also thanks to Meer and Raees for spontaneous responses.
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      Harikrishna M

      Bengaluru, 9 days ago

    • Trip to Kashmir

      It was a complete Kashmir package consisting of Srinagar, Gulmarg and Pahalgam. Agent Zahida and her counter part assisted well, though thy were extremely busy with EID celebrations. Hotel's and Houseboat were of good quality but the food served at Sringar hotel was okay. Houseboat meal was damn good.
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      Aman Bhushan

      Karnal, 10 days ago

    • Trip to Kashmir

      This was my first visit to Kashmir with my family and we had a splendid experience. Bisma from Travel Home made sure it was a hassle-free travel for us. Hotels and houseboat provided were at good location, not too far from Srinagar Airport, friendly and cooperative staff with good service, food was decent and cab & driver provided were also good. Itinerary shared was appropriate and not too hectic. Our driver Aijaz was very informative and guided us throughout the trip regarding local sight-seeings, genuine places for shopping authentic Kashmiri products. He was very patient, punctual, good at communication and made us feel comfortable in Kashmir. He also helped us in getting good deals for local rides in Pahalgam and Sonamarg. I would recommend Aijaz for future trips by Travel Home. This was my second booking from TravelTriangle, and I highly recommend this site for hassle-free travel bookings. They provide the most reasonable quotes and amazing customized packages.
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      Ambuja Prabhudessai

      Bangalore, 10 days ago

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      Tour was awesome, hotel staff was very good and their food was also delicious, i love it. Taxi driver mr sajad ji did excellent job and help us every time wherever there is need. Overall our tour was good and i will definitely come again
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      Rakesh Kumar

      New delhi, 10 days ago

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      Travel manager Ms zara was very cooperative and good, driver was very family friendly and polite.. overall trip experience was excellent.
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      Gaurav Kumar Dubey

      Delhi, 11 days ago

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      I would really like to appreciate the hospitality of Kashmiris.. You guys are wonderful ! And especially the package Kashmir Blvd provided us was amazing. You made our trip memorable. I travelled with wife and 1.5 yr old daughter but this trip was so well organized that we never felt unsecured. Hotels, cab, itenary was so well managed that we didn't give a single thought for anything.. Annd last but not the least Ms Arwa is great coordinator and very soft spoken . Hats off to you..
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    FAQ's of Kashmir

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    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.

    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.

    Always rent out houseboats that have been registered with the Jammu & Kashmir tourism department.

    There is no ban on liqour in Kashmir, but there aren't many hotels that offer alcohol for consumption. You can still carry your own.

    Wazwan is a must have when in Jammu and Kashmir. Also, try to drink their special pink tea, known as Kahwa.

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