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.
Climate in Kashmir and best time to visit kashmir
Summer Season in Kashmir
June to August is a season of joy and it draws in a constant flood of tourists of all types into the Kashmir Valley. Although hotel rates are highe and very hard find 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 or weddings.
Monsoon Season in Kashmir
Monsoons, between September and November, is a good time to explore the Valley as summer crowds have thinned out by this time and best deals are avialable 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 to February. Some places in the Kashmir Valley is covered with snow while Jammu in winter has milder winter temperatures. whole snow-clad Pir Panjal range makes winter the perfect time to visit Kashmir for a honeymoon. Thousands of tourists come here to enjoy snowfall in Gulmarg, Sonamarg, and pahal gam.