The weather in Srinagar may be described as mild on the whole, especially when you compare it to the temperature you would be seeing in the rest of India. It is partly the location and elevation-it is bounded by the Himalayas and actually situated on a slightly elevated land-and partly the body of water running through it, as the Jhelum River bisects the city. This city is called the summer capital of the region because of its coolness, and it really does deserve this designation richly. Few Indian cities, if any, can compare to the coolness of Srinagar during the winter. Indeed, even its summer months are gentler, which makes it a superb location for a trip at just about any time of the year.
The hottest months in Srinagar are July, August, and September. The summer months can go up to as high as about 30 degrees [Read more…]