What is the best time to visit Sonamarg?

The best time to visit Sonamarg is Summer from April to June when the wild flowers are in full bloom making Sonamarg breathtaking. The temperature during this time ranges around 10 to 20 degrees Celcius. Another good time to visit Sonamarg is from July to August, especially for people undertaking the Amarnath Yatra trek. Sonamarg remains closed to tourists during the winters from November to March because of heavy snowfall and avalanche.

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Monthly Weather in Sonamarg

Month High/Low (°C) Rain
January -2°/ -10° 14 days
February 2°/ -8° 9 days
March 4°/ -5° 16 days
April 8°/ -1° 11 days
May 11°/ 3° 17 days
June 14°/ 6° 15 days
July 16°/ 8° 23 days
August 17°/ 9° 17 days
September 18°/ 7° 3 days
October 11°/ 2° 9 days
November 5°/ -3° 17 days
December 0°/ -9° 8 days

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Sonamarg in Summer (April - June)

During the summers, the valley is adorned with colourful flowers that bloom everywhere. The weather remains cool with the temperature ranging from 10 to 20 degrees Celcius. Summers in Sonamarg begin from April which is also the tourist season in the region. People throng the city in large numbers to take pleasure from the amazing serene lakes and mesmerising views of the landscapes. It is an ideal season to try out a series of outdoor adventure activities such as mountain biking and trekking, that are offered at this hill station and visiting nearby attractions. You can also find snow in some areas of Sonamarg during the summers. It is the best month for whitewater river rafting in the Indus river.
Sonamarg Kashmir
Sonamarg Kashmir

Sonamarg in Monsoon (July - September)

The monsoon season declares its advent in Sonamarg from July through infrequent rainfall. The temperature at the hill station ranges from 2 to 10 degrees Celcius. If you like foggy roads and misty mornings, the monsoon is the season for you. One must not forget to visit the Vishansar Lake during this time as the calm water, and the picturesque view of the lake is an enchanting experience. Opting for adventurous activities can be a risky task during this season; however local sightseeing and shopping can be a delightful experience. Tourists can buy speciality items of the region, such as shawls, Pherans and Namdahs. These items can be purchased from the local vendors at a reasonable price. Apart from these wonderful souvenirs, these clothing items help the tourists in beating the cold weather. By September, there's a hike in tourism. There are exhibitions and fair conducted by the residents of the region during this period.
Sindh River
Sindh River

Sonamarg in Winter (October - February)

Winters in Sonamarg is all about its chilly weathers and subzero level temperatures. One can enjoy the real beauty of winters in Sonamarg during these months as it becomes a paradise for tourists. If you want to indulge in winter sports like skiing, you must reach Sonamarg during the early winters. October is the best month to indulge in adventurous activities such as hill climbing and water rafting. Diwali celebrations imbue Sonamarg with a festive mood. Local residents celebrate the day of Lord Rama?s arrival to Ayodhya with great enthusiasm while poojas are held in temples. As temperatures plunge to sub-zero levels, it is recommeded to carry warm clothes to make the most of their trip. The month of December, welcomes the popular Losar festival celebrated with great pomp. The exquisitely decorated Gompas are enchanting to look at. Buddhists start their days by offering prayers to God. A cheerful ambience takes over Sonamarg due to the festivities and celebrations. By february, the entire valley is looks enchanting and lively. 
Sonamarg Thajiwas glacier
Sonamarg Thajiwas Glacier

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