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Snowfall in Srinagar

The summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir is a paradise for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. However, it is best known for its snowfall season, transforming the region into a fairyland. To witness the snowfall in Srinagar and indulge in snow sports, you can plan a visit to this city in the winter season.

Moreover, October to February is the best time to enjoy snowfalls in Srinagar and to behold the stunning sight of the valley. The average temperature in Srinagar hovers around -2° C and 10° C. During this temperature, you will have the opportunity to experience snowfall in this region. You can also plan your adventure tour in Srinagar to indulge in adventure activities, including skiing, snowboarding, and snow trekking. We provide customizable Srinagar tour packages to give you the best of this holiday destination.

Take a look at the detailed information about snowfall in Srinagar each winter month -

Snowfall in Srinagar in October

From October, the winter arrives in Srinagar, and in the latter half of the month, the snowfall starts in Srinagar. The average temperature in October in Srinagar remains around 14°C, and 5° C. Shikara ride, houseboat stay, nature walk, and heritage walk are among the best things to do in October. Families and couples can enjoy occasional snowfall and savor lip-smacking cuisines while admiring the breathtaking views of the snow-covered mountains.

Snowfall in Srinagar in November

The region starts to enjoy frequent snow showers in November, and the temperature dips to 0°C during the nighttime. The Shikara ride goes off the list in November as it starts freezing. Instead, you can enjoy snow activities, including skiing, sledding, and snowboarding. Snow fights and making snowmen with your loved ones make the trip to Srinagar in November memorable. Admire the enchanting beauty of the capital city during a nature walk or while sipping a steamy tea or coffee in the café.

Snowfall in Srinagar in December

December is the perfect time to witness the snowfall in Srinagar and enjoy thrilling snow sports. The city is covered with a snow blanket this month, which looks like a wonderland. The temperature ranges between -4°C and nine °C in December. The frozen Dal Lake the backdrop of snow-capped Himalayas, offers spectacular vistas. Soaking in this enchanting place's serenity and exploration tour makes the trip to Srinagar cherishable.

Snowfall in Srinagar in January

January is the coldest month in Srinagar, and the temperature hovers around -6°C at night and gets as high as 5°C during the day. Srinagar enjoys cold winters and frequent snow showers in January. The frozen Dal Lake offers a stunning view with the backdrop of the snow-capped Zabarwan mountain range. The gardens and entire region are covered with thick sheets of snow, which visits to Srinagar memorable for families and honeymooners who can enjoy snow activities.

Snowfall in Srinagar in February

This is the last month to enjoy snowfall in Srinagar, and the snow starts to clear out as the month progresses. The average temperature rises from 5° C in January to 7° C in February. The minimum temperature rose to -3°C from the previous month. The snow activities and sports make your tour unforgettable. You can partake in some fun activities, including sledding, snowboarding, and skiing, and enjoy making snowmen with your loved ones.

Packing Tips

It is essential to pack your bags for the Srinagar trip in winter as per the weather condition as the region experiences cold and harsh winters. The warm coats and thick jackets can save you from the chilly weather and keep you warm. January is the coldest month, so you must be prepared for the challenging weather conditions and pack your bags accordingly. Some of the essential things to pack for the Srinagar trip in snowfall weather -

  • Thermals, warm jackets, and coats.
  • Warm socks, gloves, muffler, and cap.
  • Comfortable and sturdy pair of shoes.
  • Gumboots are a must for snow trekking.
  • Moisturizers, hand creams, and sunscreen to avoid sunburn and tanning.
  • Waterproof bags to keep your charges, phones, and other electronics.
  • First aid box with prescribed medicines and essential medications




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