Set like a jeweled crown on the map of India, Kashmir is a multi-faceted diamond, changing its view with the seasons, but each of its views are always extravagantly beautiful. Kashmir has 4 distinct seasons each with its own peculiar character and distinctive charm namely spring, summer, autumn and winter.
Spring : March – May
It comes alive in spring when nature bedecks the valley with blossom after blossom : almond, cherry, apply, peach, pears, pansies, narcissi, daises and many more. Throughout the valley thousands of fruits and flowers burst into bloom exuding and alluring fragrance. Temperature during this time is min 3.5 degree centigrade to max 24.6 degree centigrade. This is the season when Srinagar experience rains, but the showers are brief.
Summer : June – August
In summer the melting snow of the mountains fill the brooks and rivers with gushing water. Only a touch of white peaks on the top crags tells the tale of winter past. Characteristics of summer are the floating gardens on the Dal Lake, trout fishing, trekking in the Himalayas, golf, water sports and bird watching etc. light woolens may be required to wear out of Srinagar. At this time temperature is min 14.4 degree centigrade to max 30.8 degree centigrade.
Autumn : September – November
Summer gives way to autumn. Nature packs up for the season with abandon leaving a trail of gold mellowed leaves. Red fire like glowing Chinar leaves start falling. One of the famous highlights of autumn is the saffron fields of Pampore, for which Kashmir is very famous. At this time temperature is min 2.0 degree centigrade to max 28.3 degree centigrade. Temperature drop November when heavy woolens are essential.
Winter : December – February
By December the winter season starts to fall and covers the valley to hibernate. But at the same time skiing at Gulmarg and the Himalayan chakore and wild duck shooting season starts which tourists have been enjoying since the British Raj. Also if by any chance the Dal Lake freezes then one can enjoy the ice skating too. From 1987 heli-skiing has also started in certain new areas. The snow covered landscapes of Kashmir, being watched from beside the warmth of a fire, is a joy that cannot be described to anyone who has not experienced it.
Kashmir is the only place safe from monsoon, which is a natural phenomenon in the rests part of India. To enjoy such a beautiful seasons, you must visit this state by selecting one of the best ‘Kashmir Holiday Packages’ available at various sites.