As a general rule of thumb, Kashmir is a great place to visit for sightseeing, cultural experiences, and other outdoor activities during the summer months of April to August. During these months, all the major sightseeing places in Kashmir like Gulmarg, Sonmarg, Pahalgam, and Srinagar get the majority of tourists from different places around the world.

The temperature during the summer months of April to August is generally mild, ranging from 10 degrees to 25 degrees celsius- the ideal weather to explore all the high altitude places in Kashmir.

However, there are some tourists that love to visit Kashmir to see snowfall and indulge in winter sports like skiing, sledding, and ice skating. During this short winter period period, Gulmarg gets the bulk of the tourists in Kashmir as it is known to be the best place to ski in India ably supported with infrastructure of world-class ski resorts. The skiing season in Gulmarg lasts from December to March, with the ideal time to ski falling between mid-January and mid-February.

Travelers looking for great deal on hotels and adventure activities can opt to visit Kashmir during the months of September to November when the tourist flow is on the lower side both in the Srinagar valley and mountain side.

Although, tourists might encounter a little bit of unexpected rain or snow (if lucky) during their journey, but visiting Kashmir during the off season can be worth the risk taking if the weather gods stay kind to you.