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Best time to visit Gulmarg, India

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The best time to visit Gulmarg is March

Are you looking for top-secret information about when to visit Gulmarg? Look no further! March is the best time to go to Gulmarg due to the excellent all-round climate conditions, and it’s not likely to be at its busiest as it’s not during the height of the peak travel season.

The warmest month of the year in Gulmarg is July, where the average temperature gets to around 26℃ (80℉), but temperatures can reach as high as 30℃ (86℉) on the hottest days in summer. The average low temperatures in winter float around -5℃ (22℉), while the coldest it gets down to is about -9℃ (15℉).

If you’re keen to see the sights of Gulmarg during the day, the sun stays up the longest around July. On average it rains the most days in February, making it the wettest month of the year. Although it’s the wet season, it can often rain a little bit during the day or evening but have fine weather for a majority of the day too, so don’t let this put you off.

Keep reading to learn more about the best times to go to Gulmarg, including detailed weather information and tools to help you find and book great deals on your travel.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

October

Most daylight

July

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Gulmarg seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Gulmarg as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Gulmarg is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

Season Months
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Gulmarg

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Gulmarg for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Gulmarg climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Gulmarg for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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NOV
DEC

Gulmarg in January

  • Average temperature: -2℃ (29℉)
  • Average high temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average low temperature: -5℃ (22℉)
  • Average humidity: 56%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 57mm (2") over 10 days
  • Average snow days: 10 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gulmarg in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Gulmarg in February

  • Average temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average high temperature: 5℃ (42℉)
  • Average low temperature: -3℃ (26℉)
  • Average humidity: 62%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 87mm (3") over 14 days
  • Average snow days: 6 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gulmarg in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Gulmarg in March

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average low temperature: 0℃ (33℉)
  • Average humidity: 59%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 75mm (3") over 17 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gulmarg in March, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Gulmarg in April

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average humidity: 56%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 73mm (3") over 17 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gulmarg in April, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Gulmarg in May

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average humidity: 50%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 50mm (2") over 15 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gulmarg in May, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Gulmarg in June

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average humidity: 47%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 21mm (1") over 9 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gulmarg in June, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings, and t-shirts and light gear for the daytime.


Gulmarg in July

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 57%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 48mm (2") over 12 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gulmarg in July, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Gulmarg in August

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average humidity: 61%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 40mm (2") over 12 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gulmarg in August, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Gulmarg in September

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 50%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 26mm (1") over 5 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gulmarg in September, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings, and t-shirts and light gear for the daytime.

Gulmarg in October

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average humidity: 38%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 10mm (0") over 5 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gulmarg in October, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Gulmarg in November

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average high temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average low temperature: 0℃ (32℉)
  • Average humidity: 39%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 26mm (1") over 6 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gulmarg in November, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Gulmarg in December

  • Average temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average low temperature: -3℃ (26℉)
  • Average humidity: 38%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 24mm (1") over 6 days
  • Average snow days: 4 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gulmarg in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Gulmarg is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 26℃ (80℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Gulmarg is generally around October. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in October first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Gulmarg is generally around February, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of February too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Gulmarg, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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