What is the best time to visit Gulmarg?

The best time to visit Gulmarg is in Summer from March - June. The hill station is often visited for the adventurous opportunities that await visitors and the scenic views of the surroundings from the town. If you are a nature enthusiast who loves the heat, the months April, May and June are the best months for a visit. Gulmarg is also known as the 'meadow of flowers' due to the fields of blooming flowers that cover the lands of the city in Summer. However, If skiing is what you are looking forward to, December to mid March are recommended. 

Weather in Gulmarg

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Monthly Weather in Gulmarg

Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C)
January 1 17
February 5 22
March 7 26
April 13 33
May 17 37
June 19 38
July 21 35
August 20 34
September 18 34
October 12 32
November 7 25
December 3 23

Gulmarg in Summer (April-June)

The summers in the hill station of Gulmarg ideally last from March to June. During these months, the temperatures range from 13 degree Celsius to 29 degree Celsius. These temperatures give way to pleasant climates which is perhaps one of the hotter weathers for this place. Gulmarg in the summers is ideal for sightseeing as visitors do not have to deal with below freezing temperatures or an avalanche of snow. This also makes for a perfect time to visit as the flowers are in full bloom and create an incredible spectacle that is worth witnessing with your very own eyes in the hill station hidden far above in the mountain ranges.
Gulmarg Kashmir Valley
Gulmarg Kashmir Valley
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Gulmarg in Monsoon (July-September)

Monsoons in Gulmarg are not as awe-inspiring as the summers and nor is the winter onslaught of cold hard snow covering the entire town. Gulmarg also receives a minimal and rather insignificant amount of rainfall in the monsoons which make the temperature increase by a few degrees rather than decrease. However, if you are planning on visiting Gulmarg while avoiding the tourists and crowd, monsoon might be the season for you. Lakes and waterfalls during these monsoon months are also shining against the natural flora which makes for a rather beautiful sight if you find yourself visiting the hill station during this season.
A sunset evening in Gulmarg
A sunset evening in Gulmarg
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Gulmarg in Winter (October-March)

The winters in Gulmarg that last from October to February are not everyone’s cup of tea. The temperatures during the winter months drop down to below freezing and range from a bearable 11 degree Celsius to a low of -4 degree Celsius. These temperatures hinder a lot of visitors from considering Gulmarg is the winter season. However, if you do decide to visit the nestled mountain town during these months, you indeed have a feast waiting for you. During winters, a large amount of snowfall leads Gulmarg to be covered in pristine white snow which completely transforms the hill station. The hills near Gulmarg also form an ideal place for skiing and other adventurous sports that are applicable for the winter season. When visiting during these months, you must not miss the over the top Christmas celebrations in December or the extraordinary Gulmarg Snow Festival. This festival is held every year for two days and was started to promote not only tourism in the hill station but also to encourage the playing and to appreciate winter sports. The festival attracts many sports enthusiasts and is a massive spectacle in the hill station.
Gulmarg in Winter
Gulmarg in Winter
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Events in Gulmarg

Sporting Activity: Golfing

Throughout the year

The highest golf course in the world, head over here if in Gulmarg for a completely unique experience. A stern and unyielding course which can sometimes get frustrating, however the beauty all around you makes each and every moment worth it. Visit during June-September to see the flowers in full bloom and the mountains completely lush with vegetation.

Winter Sports: Skiing

January - March

For adventure lovers, this is the ultimate experience-skiing over the snow laden landscape of Gulmarg. Having the world's highest ski lift, head to Gulmarg in adventures if winter sports are something you enjoy.

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