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Best Season:

April - Nov

Summer 9 to 35°C, Winter -8 to 19°C.

Best Season / Best time to visit Sonamarg

Sonamarg experiences cool climatic conditions to snow covered chilly periods but the best season to visit Sonamarg is from April to October.
  • Winters (November to March) are chilly with temperature goes down to subzero levels. Snow bound landscapes are the typical views in winters and snowfall is common.
  • Summers (April to October) are bit warm and pleasant with cool atmosphere and climate. Average temperature is around 20°C. Summers is ideal for sightseeing, adventures and pilgrimage. Snow can be found on high altitudes.
  • Monsoon (July to September) is not very vigorous but the hilly rugged terrains can become slippery. It is challenging to take up trekking through the curved and caved paths.
The striking hill station of Sonamarg essentially has cool and pleasant climate during the summer and is the right time for booking Kashmir holiday packages and adventure in the hilly terrains. Winters on the other hand is snow bound and snowfall is common, making it a good time for honeymoon and winter sports. Monsoons in Sonmarg is not very annoying, but adventures like trekking may be difficult to enjoy due to slippery roads.
Month Climate Details
Freezing Cold with Snowfall
Weather in January is very cold accompanying heavy snowfalls. Temperatures dip down to subzero levels and this may not be a suitable period for travelling or sightseeing. Road blockages are obvious due to snowfall and most tourists keep off chilly snow bound days. If you are looking for skiing experience, this month is favorable.
Freezing Cold with Snowfall
Climate during February month is very cold and chilly. Occasional snowfalls also occur and sometimes it causes road blockage disrupting travelling. It may not be best time to visit as the temperature goes down to subzero levels. If looking for skiing activity then it is advisable to visit Sonmarg during winter season.
Very Cold
Temperature starts to increase a little but the weather is still very cold. It may not be the best time for sighting the most popular areas in Sonmarg but can be visited. You will see definitely good snow on the ground in March and fishing can be enjoyed as angling season starts from this month.
Moderately Cold
Tourist season starts from April and the weather condition is moderately cold. Temperatures rise up to comfortable level attracting tourists and visitors. Most of days are accompanied by clear skies with cool breezes. It is one of the ideal months for exploring the beauty of Sonmarg. Best time to enjoy beautiful flowers and lakes. There might be snow on the ground.
Thus begins the summer month and weather becomes pleasant in May accompanying lots of clear and beautiful skies. The place experiences rise in temperatures making it very comfortable for travelling and tourist activities. Snow can be found on high altitudes.
One of the best months for visiting and exploring Sonmarg. Days are mostly sunny during this month. Showers can occur at the month end. The climate is pleasant with cool atmosphere and suitable time for all pilgrimage and sightseeing.For snow, please go to high altitudes.
July offers pleasant weather conditions with cool atmosphere. Days are partly sunny and occasional shower occurs during this month. Trekking and angling activities can be enjoyed. It is an ideal month for visiting Sonmarg. For snow tourists need to go higher levels, which can be reached only via trekking.
The place experiences pleasing and comfortable weather, sometimes rainfall occurs but not a major annoyance. It is an ideal period to go for tour in the hilly terrains.Trekking and hiking activities can be enjoyed in this time, but snow can be found only on very high altitudes.
September month is accompanied by moderate climate conditions making it possible for good tourism. Days are pleasant with beautiful sunshine. It is one of the ideal seasons to go for treks and exploring the hilly terrains of Sonmarg. Go to very high altitudes for enjoying snow.
Moderately Cold
Temperatures begins to decrease from this month. The weather becomes moderately cold but is pleasing. Temperatures are comfortable with cool winds. Mostly bright days with beautiful sunshine, and this period is ideal for enjoying holiday in Sonmarg. Activities like trekking and angling can also be enjoyed. It begins to snow at high altitudes but the plains still do not receive any snow.
Very Cold
November days are very cold and chilly. Temperature sometimes goes down to subzero levels, which becomes a little uncomfortable. However, tourist visits are possible. Snow can be found on the mountains slopes, but snowfall will occur only from the next month.
Freezing Cold with Snowfall
Weather during December month is extremely cold and chilly accompanied by occasional snowfalls. Temperature falls down to subzero levels. Roads are sometimes blocked due to snowfall. It may not be the best time for trekking or sightseeing but perfect time to experience snowfall or honeymoon in Sonmarg. Make sure you carry heavy woolen apparels during your visit.

Events & Festivals in Sonamarg

  • May to September is the period for renowned high profile Amarnath Yatra, a pilgrimage to mountain holy places in Amarnath. Sonamarg offers the lap for the trekking routes.
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