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

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

When to go to Kashmir Valley, India

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

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

January

January can be chilly. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. There is frost about half of the time. It rains or snows sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you vacation in Kashmir Valley during February, you are likely to find that it is crisp. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while. There is frost regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Jacket or coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks

March

If you vacation in Kashmir Valley during March, you are likely to find that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time. There is frost once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Kashmir Valley is warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) to high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

Traveling to Kashmir Valley in May, you will notice that it is constantly hot. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

Traveling to Kashmir Valley in June, you will notice that it can be excruciatingly hot. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Light dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light shorts
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Tank tops

July

July in Kashmir Valley is extremely hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August in Kashmir Valley can be very hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September in Kashmir Valley is really hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) to 80s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

Traveling to Kashmir Valley in October, you will notice that it is extremely warm and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November here is mild and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. There is frost occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

December

Traveling to Kashmir Valley in December, you will notice that it is crisp. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C). There is frost regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Jacket or coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Fleeces
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Kashmir Valley, 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 Kashmir Valley
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing

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