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Kashmir in the Winter

Posted by nufan33 on 13/10/2013 at 22:37

i would love to find my way to kashmir this winter during my backpacking tour of a few countries. Ive read that winter isnt really the best time for travel there. I cant find much info on Kashmir. can anyone help with some information. thanks.

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Posted by memorableindia on 25/10/2013 at 12:01

Dear Nufan

Please note that best time to Visit India from October to March.. as you would like to visit Kashmir ... we recommended to you visit Kashmir in Winter because you can see snow fall there .. and Kashmir valley charm on peak of winter time.. you will have unique experience of stay in houseboat.. you can visit most popular palace such as Srinagar , Gulamrg,Sonmarg ,Pahalgam etc .. Kashmir also called paradise on earth ..
you should be visit once if you have to visit India.

Cheers
Raj

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Posted by deepak2789 on 19/11/2013 at 02:40

Hi nufan, If you are visiting first time to kashmir then you should visit in Nov or after January, During Dec & Jan both are the coldest month and at that time there would be huge snowfall and the Dal lake will be freeze due to cold. So I would like to recommend you visit in Feb or after February. That would be a great time to visit there lots of places such as Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Sonamarg and also enjoy the ride of Dal Lake. From there you can also visit to Maa Vaishno Devi temple which is a religious destination there.

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Posted by swekshaijdv on 20/11/2013 at 00:46

hi nufan
Winter is best time to visit kashmir because at this time you see the snow fall also.

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Posted by chinarocks on 20/11/2013 at 08:41

Your call but I wouldn't go:

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advise against all travel to Jammu and Kashmir with the exception of the cities of Jammu and Srinagar, travel by air to the cities of Jammu and Srinagar, travel between these two cities on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway and travel within the region of Ladakh. The tourist destinations of Phalgam, Gulmarg and Sonamarg fall within the areas of Kashmir to which the FCO currently advise against all travel.

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Posted by moissessadam on 2/12/2013 at 11:55

i think winter is the best season to tour to kashmir.

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Posted by MADMAC on 2/12/2013 at 12:13

The best time to visit Kashmir is when the conflict between the Hindus and Muslims comes to an end. No point in becoming someone elses cannon fodder for their conflict.

And winter? Snow fall? Hmmmm, I hate the snow. Crap is cold as hell.

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Posted by nufan32 on 2/12/2013 at 19:55

interesting. ill have to feel it out when i get to india. see what the situations like at the time. maybe around the beginning of feb. thanks.

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Posted by parveen7 on 14/12/2013 at 06:50

Yes winter is the best time. U can also see snow fall in winter..

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Posted by nufan32 on 14/12/2013 at 21:28

i live in northern canada. its been -40 C for the last 2 weeks with lots of snow. Snow is not much of a selling point for me, I'm more interested in the beauty and the people of the region.

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Posted by gauravks on 18/12/2013 at 03:15

If you want to visit Kashmir last of December or earlier of Jan and Feb, then it will be a great choice. You can enjoy everything in this season, and winter is the best time to tourism in Kashmir. And it is also safe from terrorism activities.

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Posted by tejayasarapu on 30/12/2013 at 02:23

i think it will the best place to you visit Kashmir in Winter because you can see snow fall there .. so go and enjoy there

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Posted by gauravks on 2/1/2014 at 04:38

Yes, best time is winter for travel in Kashmir. But weather could be too chilly, may be dipp to -5'C to -10'C.

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Posted by charu0802 on 6/1/2014 at 07:37

Kashmir is beautiful in winters. I visited two years back in winters, would to love to go again if get a chance.

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Posted by herryjohn on 23/1/2014 at 00:26

kashmir is a beautiful place but in winter its looks amazing.

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Posted by MADMAC on 23/1/2014 at 11:01

Inn case anyone is unaware, and apparently some are, this is a serious conflict zone. While it's true the conflict is colder now than it was two decades ago, it's still not happy days in Kashmir. I'd put this on my "Let's go when the conflict is sorted out" list and there's no risk of beheading because I was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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Posted by Rupali on 20/2/2014 at 03:26

Hi Nufan,
November to March is the best season to visit kashmir because at this time you can see the snow fall also. Don't think more go and enjoy your life with your family and friends.

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Posted by vikash766 on 11/4/2014 at 00:56

Hello Nufan33

Kashmir is accessible throughout the year but winter is known as off season for jammu and kashmir region .because heavy snowfall could be anytime . after all this kashmir is also first choice for adventure lover because some events is also happened during winters like helli skiing, etc. which is possible only in winter. so if you are adventure lover don't worry you can make plan in winter otherwise summer season is perfect.

You can explore lot of places in summers as compare to winter . so summers tour is the best idea.

Thank You
Vikash

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Posted by SmithTim on 14/4/2014 at 06:45

Kashmir is a paradise on earth and one of the most beautiful and wonderland in the northern most Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.The best time to visit Kashmir is during the months of March to October.

During this period the weather conditions in Kashmir are at their best. This period covers three seasons in Kashmir i.e., Spring (February to March), Summers (May to July) Monsoon (August to September) Autumn (October to November) and Winter(December to January).

Best Places to Visit in Kashmir - Srinagar, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Sonamarg, Anantnag, Lamayuru, Hemis, Pulwama, Vaishno Devi,Patnitop, Baisaran,Dal Lake,Shankaracharya Hill,Betab Valley,Yousmarg,Pari Mahal,Ranbireshwar Temple,Raghunath Temple,Bahu Fort & Gardens,Kokernag,Tulip Garden.

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Posted by brucewayne1411 on 26/5/2014 at 05:53

Kashmir in India is just like heaven on earth and its extremely beautiful .

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Posted by rajneeshkrm on 10/6/2014 at 06:33

Winter is the best time for tour to Kashmir because in winter you can see snow fall. That time u see real beauty of Kashmir it like as heaven.

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Posted by gautam1990 on 20/3/2015 at 04:22

Hi
Kashmir is defiantly a beautiful city with the most gorgeous scenic view from each corner of the place, during the winters the city is blessed by snowfall and it looks like a white blanket covering the valley which is again an amazing view. You can enjoy your stay in Kashmir by travelling to Gulmarg where all snow activities take place like skiing, sledding and riding on Snow mobile, you can also see an amazing view of these stunning mountains. In all Kashmir is definitely can be called Heaven on Earth.

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Posted by nisha1 on 24/7/2015 at 06:44

Hi,

Winter is the best season to visit Kashmir. From December to March at this time, many people are going to trip specially like Kashmir, manali in that places. In winter you can see snow fall. It is the best time to go tripping in Kashmir.

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