Kashmir In August

August is the middle and peak of summer here in Kashmir.

The temperature is higher than other months and hovers around 30 degrees.

This month is visited for the summer holidays and every place is visited in Kashmir.

In this month both touristy and offbeat places are open for tourists.

Cities, villages, and hamlets have breathtaking beauty this month. This is an ideal month for your outdoor activities and visits to Kashmir.

Places to visit in Kashmir in August

 Doodpathri: This is the newest most visited place in Kashmir. It has a breathtaking meadow amid the towering peaks. The cab will show you around this meadow as the road snakes through this valley. At the start, you will be treated with local tea and snacks here in a traditional manner.

 Sonamarg: Sonamag sees a rush of tourists in Kashmir in August. The place holds some fine tourist spots like zero point, baltal valley, Thajwas glacier, and Thajwas mountain range.

Gulmarg: Visit Gulmarg for its sheer beauty. Its green pasture, potato, and strawberry farms are a treat to the eyes. Also, don’t forget to take the best ride of your life that is the Gondola ride.

Pahalgam: Do the sightseeing of Betaab valley, Aru, Baisaran, Rafting point and local market at Pahalgam

Things to do in August

There are lot of activities and destinations which you can visit in month of August in Kashmir. Below are some of the best activities you can treat yourself to during August.


ATV Ride: ATV rides are a thrill in itself. If you are an adventure lover, you would enjoy these rides that take you through the meadows and jungle of Kashmir. The rides can be taken both at Pahalgam and Gulmarg.


Gondola: This is the favorite of all the months. You can take this cable car ride only in Gulmarg and across the year. In July this has a different view as an entire valley below is lush and green. Gulmarg Gandola has two phases, and you can either take both phases or only one.


Trekking: The summer season is the best season for trekking in Kashmir. You can join the treks to enjoy nature and camping. The trails run through meadows, water streams, mountain ranges, and glaciers. Here are some of the best treks here in Kashmir: Kashmir Great Lakes Trek, Tarsar Marsar Trek, Marchoi Trek, Gangabal Lake Trke, etc.


Houseboat: This is quite unique to Kashmir only. You must have stayed during all your travel in hotels, it is time to spend a night in houseboats. These boats are like hotels but on the water of Dal Lake.

Golf course tours: Kashmir has three famous golf courses situated at Srinagar, Gulmarg, and Pahalgam. These golf courses are a treat to the eyes and senses. Its lush grass is amid the surrounding beautiful mountains.


Kashmiri Cuisine: Try the delicious Kashmiri wazwan anywhere in Kashmir. This is the traditional and age-old cuisine of Kashmir.

Have Any Query?

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Only in the upper mountain ranges.
    It doesn’t rain mostly in August, however, there can be light showers sometimes. Here are no monsoon in Kashmir.
    It hovers around 30 degrees.
    Yes. Srinagar is best visited in August.