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Best time to visit Pahalgam, India

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The best time to visit Pahalgam is February-March

Pahalgam is a place lots of people visit almost all year round, but if you’re looking for the best time to go, February-March is definitely the time you should visit. This is based on a number of factors such as the weather, cost of flights and accommodation, peak travel periods and more.

The warmest month of the year in Pahalgam 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 weather in the winter, especially around January, can reach a minimum of -9℃ (15℉).

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Pahalgam are usually in July, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. The wet season in Pahalgam falls around February, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in October instead.

Keep reading to find out more detailed information about the seasons and climate in Pahalgam, as well as our favourite tools to help you find the best options for transport, accommodation, and much more.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

October

Most daylight

July

Pahalgam seasons

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

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

Average temperatures in Pahalgam

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 Pahalgam 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.

Pahalgam 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 Pahalgam 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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Pahalgam 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 Pahalgam in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Pahalgam 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 Pahalgam in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Pahalgam 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 Pahalgam in March, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Pahalgam 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 Pahalgam in April, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Pahalgam 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 Pahalgam in May, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Pahalgam 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 Pahalgam in June, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings, and t-shirts and light gear for the daytime.


Pahalgam 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 Pahalgam 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.


Pahalgam 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 Pahalgam 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.


Pahalgam 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 Pahalgam in September, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings, and t-shirts and light gear for the daytime.

Pahalgam 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 Pahalgam in October, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Pahalgam 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 Pahalgam in November, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Pahalgam 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 Pahalgam 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 Pahalgam 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 Pahalgam 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 Pahalgam 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 Pahalgam, 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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