What is the best time to visit Srinagar?

April to October is the best time to visit Srinagar when the weather is perfect for sightseeing. The minimum temperature during this time ranges between 10 to 20 degrees Celcius while the maximum temperature is around 20 to 30 degrees Celcius. Srinagar has two main seasons - summer and winter with 1-2 months of autumn. There is no proper monsoon season as Srinagar has very little rainfall. Overall, Srinagar has pleasant weather with a soothing temperature making it a go-to destination throughout the year.

Weather in Srinagar


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Monthly Weather in Srinagar

Month High/Low (°C) Rain
January 5°/ -1° 11 days
February 8°/ 0° 6 days
March 13°/ 4° 10 days
April 20°/ 8° 14 days
May 23°/ 9° 7 days
June 26°/ 12° 7 days
July 30°/ 16° 19 days
August 29°/ 16° 20 days
September 30°/ 15° 6 days
October 23°/ 9° 8 days
November 13°/ 4° 13 days
December 9°/ -1° 3 days

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Srinagar in Monsoon (July - September)

During the monsoon months of July to September, Srinagar, nestled in the lap of the Kashmir Valley, transforms into a breathtaking landscape of lush greenery and shimmering lakes. This season in Srinagar welcomes visitors with a refreshing ambiance, providing an ideal opportunity to explore the cultural heritage, serene Dal Lake, and the vibrant Mughal gardens that characterize this enchanting destination. Monsoon in Srinagar features a temperate climate, with temperatures ranging from 14°C to 25°C, offering a pleasant escape from the heat.

Weather & Temperature: During July to September, temperatures range from 14°C to 25°C (57°F to 77°F).

Why Should You Visit:

Experience the picturesque beauty of the Dal Lake surrounded by the misty Pir Panjal mountains.
Explore the vibrant markets of Old Srinagar, showcasing traditional Kashmiri handicrafts.
Enjoy a shikara ride on Dal Lake or a houseboat stay, embracing the tranquil monsoon charm.

Significant Events: Immerse yourself in the spirit of Eid celebrations, with the Old City adorned in vibrant lights, bustling markets, and the air filled with joy and festivity.

Things to Know: Monsoon in Srinagar can bring intermittent rain, so be prepared for any hindrances. Check weather forecasts and road conditions if you plan to explore nearby areas.

Tips to Plan a Visit:

Plan your outdoor activities during breaks in the rain for a more enjoyable experience.
Explore the iconic Mughal gardens, such as Shalimar Bagh and Nishat Bagh, when the rainfall enhances their natural beauty.
Pack suitable clothing for varying weather conditions and consider waterproof footwear for any potential rain showers.

Srinagar in Summer (March - June)

During the summer months (March to June), Srinagar, nestled in the heart of the Kashmir Valley, transforms into a breathtaking canvas of natural beauty and pleasant weather. This season invites travelers to immerse themselves in the serene ambiance, providing an optimal time to discover the picturesque landscapes, cultural treasures, and the spiritual serenity that define this enchanting city. Late spring and early summer in Srinagar offer a temperate climate, with temperatures reaching up to 30-degree Celsius. The city comes alive with vibrant flowers, lush gardens, and the shimmering Dal Lake, setting the stage for a perfect retreat.

Weather & Temperature: From March to June, temperatures range from 10°C to 30°C (50°F to 86°F).

Why Should You Visit:

Witness the Dal Lake and Nishat Bagh adorned in their full glory.
Ideal for exploring the Mughal Gardens and the historic Shankaracharya Temple.
Engage in leisurely shikara rides on the Dal Lake and stroll through the vibrant local markets.

Significant Events:
Experience the Tulip Festival in April, where the Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden bursts into a riot of colors, showcasing a breathtaking display of tulips against the backdrop of the Zabarwan Range.

Things to Know: Evenings can be cool, so it's advisable to carry a light jacket or sweater. Due to the popularity of Srinagar in the summer, securing accommodations in advance, particularly around Dal Lake, is recommended.

Tips to Plan a Visit: Plan outdoor activities during the daytime to enjoy the pleasant weather. Carry essentials like sunscreen, a hat, and comfortable shoes for exploring the charming streets and gardens. Don't forget to indulge in the local cuisine and traditional Kashmiri tea for an authentic experience.

Srinagar in Winter (October - February)

In the winter months, Srinagar, nestled in the heart of the Kashmir Valley, undergoes a captivating transformation as snow blankets the landscapes, turning it into a winter wonderland. This season invites travelers to witness the ethereal beauty of pristine snow-capped mountains, frozen lakes, and charming houseboats adrift on the Dal Lake. Winter in Srinagar, spanning from October to February, is marked by chilly temperatures and occasional snowfall, creating a serene and enchanting atmosphere.

Weather & Temperature: From October to February, temperatures in Srinagar range from -2°C to 10°C (28°F to 50°F), with the onset of snowfall enhancing the scenic charm.

Why Should You Visit:

Experience the magical transformation of Srinagar into a snowy paradise.
Ideal for exploring the iconic Dal Lake, adorned with frozen shikaras and houseboats.
Engage in winter sports like skiing and snowboarding in the nearby Gulmarg.

Significant Events: Embrace the festive spirit during Christmas and New Year's celebrations, where the city lights up with decorations and cultural events.

Things to Know: Layering is essential to combat the cold, so pack thermal wear, heavy jackets, and insulated boots. Check for the accessibility of popular attractions as some may be closed or limited during the winter.

Tips to Plan a Visit: Plan your visit during the winter months for a unique and enchanting experience. Consider staying in a cozy houseboat on Dal Lake for an authentic Kashmiri winter experience. Don't forget to carry essentials like gloves, a hat, and a sturdy pair of boots for comfortable exploration in the snowy terrain.

Events in Srinagar

Water Sports at Nagin Lake

June - August

Away from the hustle bustle of the main city, Nagin Lake makes you appreciate the silent and calm atmosphere. Houseboats, Motor Boats and fiberglass boats can be rented here. This place is also ideal (Read More)for swimming and water skiing.


December - February

The gateway to the Kashmir Valley, Baramulla has become relatively more populated during recent years. However, if looking for a break from the unbearable summers, we'd suggest planning a trip to this (Read More) stunning location. Baramulla can be easily accessed through buses, flights and trains.

Tulip Festival

4th May 2019 - 12th May 2019

The Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden in Srinagar holds South Asia's largest Tulip Festival in the months of April - May near the Dal Lake. Named after the former Prime Minister of India, Late Indir (Read More)a Gandhi, this is where the aesthetic dream of viewing a thousand flowers at once comes to life. The Tulip festival is celebrated in the garden every year, at the onset of spring, for the visitor's delight.

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