Best Time to Visit Kashmir

Kashmir Valley is a year-round destination and is one of the most visited tourist destinations in India. No matter which season tourists choose to travel, the beauty of Kashmir Valley appears to be in a new light every season.

When to Visit Kashmir for Holidays?

The best time to visit Kashmir depends on what you wish to experience whether it is simply relaxing amidst the lush greenery of the summer and autumn season or witness the white snow beauty of Kashmir during the winter season.

Climate in Kashmir


Summer Season (March to June)

These are the best months to travel to Kashmir when tourists can witness lush green meadows and pristine natural beauty of Kashmir. The weather is pleasant and comfortable and the temperature varies between 15°C to 30°C. This is the time when one can enjoy a Shikara ride on Dal Lake and explore the beautiful valleys of Sonmarg, witness the popular Tulip Festival and more. The season is also favourable for indulging in adventure trekking to the alluring trails of Srinagar, Gulmarg, and Pahalgam.


Monsoon Season (July to September)

Monsoon in Kashmir spreads a unique charm. Even though the region receives heavy rainfall but there are areas that are open for a sightseeing tour including Pahalgam. Also, it is during the monsoon season when you can witness the apple picking activity. This is the time when apples become ripe and are best plucked and enjoyed.


Winter Season (October to February)

Kashmir in winter season appears to be a real treat to the eyes. Tourists who wish to witness snowfall can make the most of it during the winters. The entire Kashmir Valley appears to be covered with a cold blanket of snow and temperature ranges from -2°C to 12°C. Also, it is the best time to indulge in some winter sports like skiing and snowboarding.