A Guide to Kashmir in July 2022 To Witness Surreal Beauty

Ankita | Updated on May 26, 2022

How about a trip to Kashmir in July? Even though during this month Kashmir receives little to no rainfall, planning a trip to Kashmir in July gives a different kind of experience. The picturesque valleys to alpine meadows all turn out to be lush green which appears to be even more appealing.               

Whether you are up for a solo trip, a holiday with family or a honeymoon; Kashmir will offer you experiences that you have never imagined. Nature lovers can head to visit tourists places like the gorgeous Chashmashi Gardens or the Verinag spring to spend some time relaxing while the wildlife buffs can head to Dachigam National Park to capture some good shots. 

Best known for natural splendour, Kashmir is home to a number of treks and other adventure activities like skiing, rafting, horse riding and more. So, if you are looking forward to a Kashmir tour in July, we have prepared a perfect travel guide for Kashmir in July 2022 that will give you information on temperature, weather, the best time to visit, best places to visit, things to do, things to carry, travel tips etc.

Kashmir Weather in July       

The monsoon in the region starts in July and ends in September. The weather in Kashmir in July is all about little rainfall. There are times when Kashmir experiences no rainfall which means sightseeing and indulging in adventure activities becomes easier. 

Kashmir Temperature in July

The temperature in Kashmir in July ranges from 24°C to 30°C. During the nighttime, the temperature drops to 18°C.

How to Reach Kashmir in July

By Public Transport & Private Taxi 

There are many public and private buses that connect Kashmir to other major cities and states of India.. If you are planning to visit Kashmir by taxi, you can get one or rent a car for a self-driving experience. Make sure you book a taxi days before your trip. You will enjoy excellent bus and taxi service when visiting Kashmir in July. 

If you want to travel to Kashmir by train, board a train to Jammu Tawi Railway Station in Jammu, which is located at a distance of approx 147 km from Kashmir. 

By Flight

The fastest and the most convenient way to reach Kashmir is by air. Srinagar airport (Sheikh Ul Alam International Airport) is well connected to the major cities of India including Delhi, Chandigarh, Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata etc. Upon arrival at Srinagar airport, you can take a cab to reach your final destination. 

By Bike

If you are up for a bike trip to Kashmir in July, the good news is the road condition will be in favour of this adventure activity. If you start your bike trip from Jammu, the itinerary would somewhat be Anantnag > Pahalgam > Chandanwari > Aru Valley > Pahalgam > Sinthan Top > Margan Top > and back. It totally depends on you if you like to add or exclude any destination.

Best Places to visit Kashmir in July

1. Betaab Valley

Originally known as Hagan Valley or Hagoon, Betaab Valley became famous after the Bollywood movie Betaab as it was shot there. This is one of the best places to visit in Kashmir in July and is located somewhat 15 km away from Pahalgam. As you visit the place you get to treat your eyes with lush meadows, splendid mountains and trees like chinar, deodar, poplars & pine. The blue/green waters of the Lidder river truly complement the beauty of Betaab Valley. So, add Betaab Valley to your list to witness the exceptional surreal beauty. 

2. Sonmarg

If we translate it into English, the meaning of Sonmarg turns out to be ‘Meadow of Gold.’ Blessed with majestic meadow, mighty glaciers, dense forests, Sonmarg is a perfect place for nature lovers, adventure enthusiasts, and honeymoon couples. Come here to spend time alone or with your partner and unwind amidst picturesque surroundings. You can enjoy trekking & camping by enjoying Sonmarg like the Gangabal Lake Trek. Besides, heading to the Krishnasar and Vishansar twin lakes you get an opportunity to enjoy brown trout fishing.

3.Yusmarg 

Perched at the Doodhganga river, Yusmarg is a land of mesmerizing meadows. If you are looking for a place where you can sit and relax, you must not ignore visiting Yusmarg. Apart from embracing the pristine natural beauty, you shouldn’t miss visiting the 600-year-old Charar-i-Sharief, trek to the alpine Nilnag Lake and two meadows offering scenic views- Sang-e-Safed & Lidder Mad. Other than this, there are Doodhpathri and Tosa Maidan treks. 

4. Pahalgam

Yet another best place to visit in Kashmir in July 2022, Pahalgam is where you will get lost in the lap of nature. Lush meadows, verdant forests, majestic mountains, and apple orchards, are the sights that will win your heart and make you fall in love with Pahalgam.  Other than offering opportunities to nature lovers, adventure lovers can indulge in camping, trekking, fishing, river rafting, and a pilgrimage tour (Amarnath Yatra taken during June & August). 

5. Gulmarg

If you ever want to witness what heaven would look like, you must head to visit Gulmarg on your Kashmir trip in July. Gulmarg is a perfect place if you are looking for a family trip, adventure, or a honeymoon. Once here, you can enjoy a plethora of things that will make your trip a memorable one. Khilanmarg, Ferozepur Nallah, and Tangmarg are some of the places of interest that you should definitely visit. If you are somebody who loves playing Golf, you must definitely visit the 18 hole Golf Course revered to be the highest golf course in India. Then there are other activities like skiing, Gondola cable car ride and trout fishing which makes your trip to Gulmarg even more exciting.

Things to do in Kashmir in July

Enjoy trekking 

Surrounded by the Great Himalayas and the Pir Panjal mountain ranges, Kashmir makes for an amazing destination for trekking. You can trek to the alpine lakes including Vishansar, Gadsar, Alpather, Tarsar, and Satsar. Besides, the Kashmir Great Lakes Trek, Aru-Valley, Kolahoi Glacier Trek, and Yousmarg Trek are some of the best treks to do in Kashmir in July. 

Try the Local Food of Kashmir

When in Kashmir you can’t miss out on the local food here. So treat your tastebuds with the goodness of scrumptious food including Lamb Mutton Rogan Josh, Nadroo Yakhni, Modur Pulao, Yogurt Lamb Curry (Yakhni), Matschgand, Kashmiri Muji Gaad, Lyodur Tschaman, Dum Aloo. Also, do try the Kashmiri Kahwa (tea). 

Enjoy Shikara Ride 

One of the best things to do in Kashmir in July is enjoying a shikari ride on Dal Lake in Srinagar and Manasbal Lake near Sonamarg. As you sit in the Shikara you get to relax and witness nature’s wonder all around you. You will attain a different kind of peace here.  It is an experience you truly need to feel. 

Buy Souvenirs and Gifts for your Loved Ones 

Dare not to avoid shopping when in Kashmir. Get your hands on some of the local Kashmiri souvenirs or buy gifts for your loved ones. Buy Pashmina shawls and other Kashmiri handlooms, hand-woven carpets, expensive Doda Sapphire, Antique copperware such as samovars; and a lot more. 

How to Plan a Trip to Kashmir in July?

Travelling is all about leaving the stress behind and feeling rejuvenated once again. But before that comes to strategic planning and by this we mean, there are a few things to consider when planning the Kashmir tour in July 2022. Let’s quickly see what they are. 

Do’s for the Kashmir trip in July 

  • Make sure to visit all the Mughal gardens in Srinagar as they are a prominent feature of the city.
  • Take a stroll around Dal Lake in the morning. This will help you feel rejuvenated. 
  • Whenever you visit any religious site, don’t forget to cover your head. 
  • Don’t forget to carry a camera to capture memories to treasure forever. 
  • Always choose a trusted travel agency to book your Kashmir tour package. 
  • Carry sunscreen with SPF 50, moisturiser, lip balm etc. 

Don’ts for the Kashmir trip in July 

  • If you have any serious health issues, avoid climbing the top in Kashmir. 
  • You will find ATMs in Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir. So, don’t carry enough cash with you.

Clothes to Pack 

As Kashmir experiences little rainfall in July, you must carry a raincoat, waterproof jacket, shoes & pants with you. Other than this, carry comfortable clothes like t-shirts, cotton pants, trousers or jeans. As the temperature during the night drops, it gets chilly and carrying light woollens comes to the rescue during this time. 

Bring All the Important Documents with You

Bring all your important documents, like the government-issued ID proofs including aadhar card, voter ID, driving licence, and passport. You can even carry your tickets, hotel receipts and a route map for personal assistance. 

Carry Necessary Medications With You

No matter what, whenever you travel to a place you should always carry basic medicines in your first-aid kit. Keep medicines like Crocin/Saridon for headache, Paracetamol for fever, Pan 40/Digene for stomach issues, pain relief sprays like Volini/Moov, crepe/first-aid bandages and more. 

With this, we come to an end to our Kashmir in July 2022 travel guide. Hope you found the information helpful enough and are not all set to plan your Kashmir trip. No matter which part of Kashmir you choose to travel to, you will end up collecting so many memories that will remain etched in your heart for a lifetime. If you have any other queries or need assistance with a customized Kashmir tour package, we are all ears. Give us a call and we will serve you to the best of our capabilities. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the best time to visit Kashmir?

 

 

The best time to visit Kashmir is between March to June. Since Kashmir experiences little rainfall in July you can plan a trip this month too with proper precautions. 

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Is there snow in Gulmarg in July? 

 

No, you won’t find snow in Gulmarg in July. Snowfall in Gulmarg starts in December and continues till March. However, at the top of the Apharwat peak, you may find snow till the end of July. 

 

 

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Does it rain in Kashmir in July?

 

The monsoon in Kashmir starts in July and ends in September. During these months Kashmir experiences little to no rainfall. So, you can absolutely plan your trip in July.   

 

 

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How many days are enough for the Kashmir holidays?

 

 

7-8 days would be enough to explore all the major tourist destinations of Kashmir including Srinagar, Gulmarg, Sonmarg, Pahalgam, Yousmarg, and Dudhganga. 

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What are some of the best things to do in Kashmir in July?

 

Trekking, Shikara ride, camping, horse riding, river rafting, paragliding, Gondola rides, are some of the best things to do in Kashmir in July 2022. 

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