Jammu and Kashmir, India: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Jammu and Kashmir, India? If you're planning to go to Jammu and Kashmir, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Jammu and Kashmir, India

Based on the climate and weather in Jammu and Kashmir, the best time to go is September. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Jammu and Kashmir, India by month

January

January in Jammu and Kashmir can be very chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Waterproof boots
  • Standard footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Jacket or coat

February

February is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. There is frost about half of the time. It rains or snows occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Jacket or coat
  • Fleeces
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Socks
  • Waterproof coat
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof boots
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear

March

March in Jammu and Kashmir is relatively cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C). There is frost 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Dresses

April

April is mild. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. There is frost once in a while. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof footwear

May

May in Jammu and Kashmir is extremely warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat

June

Traveling to Jammu and Kashmir in June, you will notice that it is really hot. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella

July

If you are traveling to Jammu and Kashmir in July, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage

August

If you are traveling to Jammu and Kashmir in August, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion

September

If you visit Jammu and Kashmir during September, you are likely to find that it is hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear

October

October for Jammu and Kashmir is a perfect temperature and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. There is frost sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses

November

If you are traveling to Jammu and Kashmir in November, you will notice that it is chilly and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

There is frost a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Jacket or coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Fleeces
  • Light gloves or mittens

December

If you vacation in Jammu and Kashmir during December, you are likely to find that it is brisk. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Jacket or coat
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof boots
  • Waterproof coat
  • Fleeces
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Umbrella

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Jammu and Kashmir, India

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Jammu and Kashmir, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C, D and M
  • A SIM card that works in Jammu and Kashmir
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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