What is the best time to visit Sonamarg?

The best time to visit Sonamarg is Summer from April to June. Sonamarg has a pleasant weather during the Summers. You can also choose the season of monsoon to visit this hill station. It is recommended to avoid going to Sonamarg during the late winters. Due to heavy snowfall, the temperature drops significantly, and the roads get blocked.

Weather in Sonamarg


Upcoming Sonamarg Weather

Monthly Weather in Sonamarg

Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C)
January 1 7
February 4 13
March 7 16
April 12 23
May 15 26
June 17 28
July 20 29
August 19 27
September 16 28
October 11 25
November 5 18
December 2 15

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

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

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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