Best Time to Visit Jammu and Kashmir

Are you planning to visit Jammu and Kashmir? This is a year-around destination, but the place would be of different beauty during different season. Here is everything you need to know about the right time for visiting Jammu and Kashmir.

In Summer

March is the beginning of summer season and it ends in May. The temperature is mildly warm during day and cold during night. This is the right time to explore high-altitude destinations, nature trails, Amarnath Yatra, and others. This is also the best time for enjoy water adventure activities. Fragrant wildflowers, tulips, and orchids will be flourishing during this season. However, most of the snow activities would be closed during this season.

  • Minimum Temperature : 4 Degrees C In Average
  • Maximum Temperature : 31 Degrees C In Average

Festivals to enjoy – Tulip Festival (April), Baisakthi (April), and Holi (March)

Ideal time for – outdoor activities, adventure activities, photography, cultural exploration, water activities, honeymooning, and family vacation

Best destinations to visit in summer in Jammu and Kashmir are Srinagar, Sonamarg, Kupwara, Pahalgam, Pulwama, Kishtwar, Jammu City, Poonch, Nishat Garden, Yousmarg, Vaishno Devi temple, Amarnath, Baltal, Bhaderwah, Kishtawar National Park, Patnitop, and others.

In Winter

Winter starts in November and ends in February. Many parts of Jammu and Kashmir receive very heavy snowfall, which might lead to block in transportation via road. However, many regions, especially Kashmir would be at prime beauty. This is the best time to enjoy snow based activities.

  • Minimum Temperature : 2 degrees C in average
  • Maximum Temperature : 21 degrees C in average

Festivals to enjoy - Diwali (October or November)

Ideal time for - outdoor activities, adventure activities, photography, cultural exploration, snow activities, and honeymooning

Top destinations to visit in winter in Jammu and Kashmir are Aru Valley, Sanasar, Khilanmarg, Chashma Shahi, Nishat Garden, Doda, Gulmarg, and others

In Monsoon

The state receives average rainfall. Most of the outdoor adventure activities would be closed during heavy showers. Apart from that, the entire place would be mesmerizing. Do you know that monsoon is the best time for honeymoon in Jammu and Kashmir? The foliage will be fresh and colorful, making it a picture-perfect spot. June to August is the monsoon season in this state.

  • Minimum Temperature :16 degrees C in average
  • Maximum Temperature : 30 degrees C in average

Festivals to enjoy - Amarnath Yatra, Shikara Festival (August), and Gurez Festival (July or August)

Ideal time for - outdoor activities, photography, cultural exploration, honeymooning, and family vacation

Best places to visit in Jammu and Kashmir during monsoon are Alchi, Wular Lake, Amarnath, Pahalgam, Anantnag, Srinagar, Aishmuqam, Dras, Baramulla, Gulmarg, and others.

In Autumn

Autumn is one of the beautiful seasonsof the state. The nature would be alluring and the valleys will be colorful. The season starts in September and ends in October. This is the right time to enjoy outdoor activities. During mid-day, the temperature can be hot, but morning and evenings will be cool.

  • Minimum Temperature : 9 degrees C
  • Maximum Temperature : 30 degrees C

Festivals to enjoy - Navratri (October), Diwali (October or November)

Ideal time for - outdoor activities, adventure activities, photography, cultural exploration, water activities, honeymooning, and family vacation

Top places to visit in Jammu and Kashmir during autumn are Srinagar, Jammu City, Pahalgam, Patnitop, Sonamarg, Kargil, Anantanag, and others.

Conclusion

The state of Jammu and Kashmir is at prime beauty throughout the year. However, the peak tourism season is between October and May. If you are looking to enjoy outdoor activities closer to nature, you ought to visit during summer, monsoon, and autumn. If you are into adventure activities and snow activities, it is best to visit during winter. If you are honeymooning, choose summer and monsoon. Remember to check the climatic condition during the said month before you plan your vacation.

For budget travelers, monsoon would be a good choice for finding deals and discounts. Summer, end of autumn, and winter are the peak tourism seasons and the cost of accommodation, travel, and other services will be sky-high.

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