Srinagar In June

Overview

Summer commences in June in Srinagar, with also being the peak season for tourism in Kashmir. Serene lakes, lush Mughal Gardens flourish with beauty at its core. Dal lakes attract tourists globally and flowers blooming in the Gardens provides the much-needed serenity. Major attractions as well as off-neat places are accessible during this time of the year. Every outdoor activity and adventure are available in the summer capital of Jammu & Kashmir. One of the major tourist destinations of the valley for enjoying your holidays, it is also called “Venice of the East”. It is nestled in the lap of Mighty Himalayas. Taking a stroll in the narrow lanes of Srinagar is a memorable experience. Explore the nearby markets for retail therapy. You can not get enough of the beauty Srinagar and other stunning spots hold. This city must find its deserving place in your itinerary and you should at least spend 2 days going through the major locations here. 

Below, we have provided every information that you would require before planning a trip to Srinagar in june. From weather in June to places to visit, every single thing is listed down.

Weather in Srinagar in June

The weather is in the best condition in June with a pleasant atmosphere and favourable climate. The temperature ranges between 20°C to 30°C. Warmer days are prominent in June. Srinagar experiences a transition from freezing winter to balmy summer. We see natural flowers thriving in the gardens and lakes completely melted. 

With clear skies and moderate mercury level, June is the best month to make a visit to Srinagar and experience its glory. Days are generally longer, giving you ample time to cover all the nearby places. It is the monsoon season in the valley, hence occasional rainfall can be expected. But it does not rain heavily due to Pir Panjal range stopping most of the monsoon clouds entering the valley. 

Ultimately, it is always a good idea to make prior checks and remain updated regarding unpredictable weather forecasts to avoid unnecessary troubles and traffic. Keep some buffer days along with your itinerary.  

Best places to visit in Srinagar in June

Dal Lake

The prime attraction of Srinagar and its pride, Dal Lake is surrounded by Mughal Gardens. It is the second largest lake of Jammu & Kashmir. Known for its stunning picturesque location and freshness that it offers, staying in a houseboat at Dal Lake is one of the best accommodation options available. You cannot miss the Shikara ride here as it is the main highlight of the lake. You can do fishing here. Do not forget to visit the floating vegetable and fruit market at the lake. June is the ideal time to visit it. Some of the nearby places to explore are Nishant Bagh, Shalimar Bagh etc. 

Shalimar Bagh

The biggest Mughal Garden of Jammu & Kashmir will charm you with its alluring beauty. The location of Shalimar Bagh is by the shores of Dal Lake. Also called the ‘house of love’ in ancient times, the garden has varieties of flowers bursting in the most gorgeous way. There is a canal running through the centre of the Bagh, adding another monumental aspect to its beauty. One of the highlights of the place is the “ Chini Khanas”. Visit here during nighttime when oil lamps are lighted in these Khanas, making the whole environment serene. You get the best of it from May to October. It is open from 10 am to 6 pm everyday. 

Nishat Bagh

The biggest Mughal Garden of Jammu & Kashmir will charm you with its alluring beauty. The location of Shalimar Bagh is by the shores of Dal Lake. Also called the ‘house of love’ in ancient times, the garden has varieties of flowers bursting in the most gorgeous way. There is a canal running through the centre of the Bagh, adding another monumental aspect to its beauty. One of the highlights of the place is the “ Chini Khanas”. Visit here during nighttime when oil lamps are lighted in these Khanas, making the whole environment serene. You get the best of it from May to October. It is open from 10 am to 6 pm everyday. 

Hazratbal Shrine

Hazratbal Shrine is the purest and most sacred shrine in Kashmir and muslims from all over the country make sure to visit here once in a lifetime. The place has a strand of Prophet Mohammed preserved. Hazratbal translates as a ‘holy place’ and it is true in every sense. Not only muslim devotees, but every tourist, irrespective of religion, pays their tribute here. 

Try to visit the shrine on the birthday of Prophet Mohammed or his four companies when the relic of the hair strand is displayed to the public.

 

Shankaracharya Temple

The temple is located on top of Shankaracharya Hill, in the Zabarwan Range of Srinagar. 

Shankaracharya is a serene holy place where Lord Shiva is worshipped. From the temple, also called Jyesteshwara Temple, you can enjoy the view of Srinagar city and see it from a different perspective. For Kashmiri Hindus, it is one of the important pilgrimage sites and one of the oldest temples of Kashmir. The main festival celebrated here is Mahashivratri when devotees offer milk, fruits, flowers to the deity and sing prayers. 

 

Jamia Majid

A significant mosque of Srinagar, Jamia Masjid is a must visit place to see the heritage of Kashmir. Built in the 15th century by Sikandar, the masjid sees thousands of people gathering on fridays offering prayers. It is famous for its large structure and believed to accommodate 33333 people at a time. There are 370 pillars standing tall and holding the building firm and solid. 

Some of the things to keep in mind would be that you should reach here during the first prayer to sense the serene environment created. 

Nigeen Lake

The setting of Nigeen lake with willow and poplar trees standing tall by edges is mesmerising. After Dal lake, staying in a houseboat at Nigeen Lake is considered refreshing and a great option of accommodation in Srinagar.  You get to wake up by beautiful scenic views. You can enjoy Shikara rides here too. Experience the gorgeous sunrise and sunsets from the lake.  The Lake is located on the west of Dal Lake and adjoining the Hari Parbat. The confusion is still in the air whether or not it is part of Dal Lake. 

Pari Mahal

One of the most recommended places to explore in Srinagar, Pari Mahal or Abode of Fairies has a garden consisting of seven terraces which is adorned by different types of flowers. You can see its serene shadow in the Dal Lake at night, blending their beauty. The Palace holds great historical significance as Mughal Prince Dara Sikhoh used to live here. You can see Zabarwan mountain in the backdrop making the scenery complete. It is a nice place for sightseeing and visit here from April to October to get the best of it. Exercise caution on stairs and by walls as it is not like it was when built. 

Chashma Shahi Garden

Coming under the popular Mughal Gardens of Srinagar, ChashmaShahi Garden will melt your heart with its beauty and peace. There is a natural Spring here at CheshmaShahi and people visit the garden to drink the water which is believed to have medicinal properties. The water is cold throughout the year. It has three terraces and was built by Shah Jahan’s governor, Ali Mardan, for his son Dara Sikoh. It is one of the top attractions of the Kashmir Valley and is an eye-catcher. 

The best time to visit the garden is from may to october and the timing is from 10 am to 6 pm everyday. 

Dachigam National Park

Located at about 22 kilometres from Srinagar city on the east side of Dal Lake, Dachigam National Park is suitable for a wildlife tour in the valley. It is the only place where Kashmir Stag( Hangul). It is one of the hotspots to explore the rich and varied flora and fauna of Kashmir. The trees seen here are of oak, walnut, apple, cherry, chinar, poplar, birch etc. Some of the animals found are Himalayan brown bear, himalayan grey langur, himalayan wolf etc. you see the animals in their natural habitat. 

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Best things to do in Srinagar in June

Shikara ride on Dal Lake

Shikara ride on Dal lake is one of the best things to do in Srinagar in June. It seems like floating in a dream. You can feel the excitement and serenity in your heart. It must be on your itinerary for a surreal experience of a light rowing boat. 

Apart from being used for tourism and a glance of Dal Lake, it is also used for harvesting, fishing and transportation by locals. Visit the nearby Mughal Gardens like Nishat garden, Shalimar Garden on a Shikara ride. Apart from Dal Lake, you can enjoy the ride at Nigeen Lake. It has the most pristine waters and is very peaceful. 

 

Shopping in Lal Chowk

A shopping spree in the Lal Chowk of Srinagar is a fun experience and a must-thing to do. You can buy authentic Kashmiri handicrafts and handlooms like Pashmina Shawls etc. Some of the things you can purchase here are walnut wood items, copperware, spices like Kashmiri Lal Mirch, etc. shops start to open by noon and remain open by night. Evening is a great period of time for a light stroll in the market. Interact with locals to have an informative experience. Do some bargaining at shops to avoid overpricing.

Indulge in local Kashmiri cuisine

Kashmiri cuisine is prepared with locally sourced ingredients. It has an abundance of veg and non-veg dishes. You can start your morning with a cup of Kashmiri Kahwa. Other dishes, influenced from central Asia and indian subcontinent, are Dum Aloo, Yakhni, Rogan Josh, Modur Pulao, Matschgand, Kashmiri Muji Gaad, AAb Gosht and many more. Some beverages along with Kahwa are butter chai, herbal tea etc. 

You can relish these dishes in every meal starting from breakfast to dinner. Famous street food, Momos is also available here with veg and meat stuffing. 

Engage in Photography

Photography is one the most fun things to do in Kashmir. You can click stunning shots of flowers of Gardens, ever-flowing lakes, and other sites. Kashmiri people are very friendly and warm and you can click their portraits after taking their permission cordially. You can get dressed up in traditional costumes of Kashmiri and get clicked. Visit other national parks and sanctuaries to click pictures of animals. Whether you are a nature photographer or wildlife photographer, Srinagar is the perfect destination for you. 

Srinagar Heritage Walk

A leisure walk in the old city of Srinagar, Srinagar Heritage Walk takes you through ancient monuments, mosques, busy markets, shrines, temples etc. it is a walk in the downtown of the capital. These places truly give you the essence of the rich heritage of Srinagar. The area between Jhelum river and Dal lake comprises Sher-e-khaas area where seven bridges are built too. Some of the prime attractions of Srinagar Heritage walk are Pathar Masjid, Jamia Masjid, Zaina Kadal, Ali Kadal Vakil House , Budshah Tomb etc. it is one of the must things to do in Kashmir whenever you are there.

Go On Trekking

Srinagar acts as a starting point for many treks like Gangabal trek, Kashmir Great Lakes trek etc. Some of the biking trails would be Shankaracharya reserved forest and temple train. June is the preferred and convenient time for treks commencing from Srinagar due to mild temperature and enjoyable weather climates. 

It is one of the thrilling and adventurous activities to do in Srinagar.

Essential Information

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How to Reach Srinagar in June

By air: Srinagar International Airport connects the city to every major Indian state and regular flights are scheduled. Travelling via aeroplane is always a good idea as it decreases the chances of cancellation and booking them in advance saves some money too. You can hire a cab or taxi from the airport to reach your hotel or stay. 

By train: Jammu Tawi Station is the main station serving trains from different states like Delhi, Mumbai, chandigarh, pune, chennai and other. After reaching the station, you can either use buses or hire a cab to reach srinagar. 

By road: National Highway-44 is the route you would take from your city to reach Srinagar. You can either use your vehicle or other public transport for your journey. After reaching Srinagar, use taxis or rental bikes, cars to travel in and around Srinagar. 

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Tips to visit Srinagar in June

  1. Temperature dips down at night time so layer yourself well to be comfortable. 
  2. Remain hydrated throughout the trip as each day requires an ample amount of walking. 
  3. Carry all the essentials like your medications, power snacks, a reusable water bottle etc. 
  4. ID proofs along with your Driving licence is crucial to carry. 
  5. Have the necessary permits needed to visit different places
  6. Pack a power bank and your portable charger to avoid dead batteries. 
  7. Book everything in advance like your travelling options, say flights or trains, and your hotels or accommodation option.

 

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Road Condition in Srinagar in June

Roads are in good condition in Srinagar in June. snow has melted completely hence, making the roads accessible. After landing at the Srinagar Airport, the main city is just 15 kilometres and the routes are clear and you can hire cabs and taxis from there. If you are coming to Srinagar by your Car or Bike, then NH 44 connects it to every neighbouring state. Both external as well as internal roads are fully functional. 

Within Srinagar, you might see some narrow lanes too where riding a bike to explore places is better. It is a bit difficult to ride in the roads of mountains and you should have some practice off-roading. If you are renting a car, then have a skilled driver with you if you don’t have that confidence or skill. 

It is always suggested to be updated about the current status of roads and highways because of unpredictable weather. 

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Transportation Options in Srinagar in June

  1. Bike on rent: Bike rental in Srinagar is one of the best transportation options that you can choose if you want to explore places at your own pace. Many rental shops, your travel agency, hotels, resorts offer the service of renting bikes like scooty, normal bikes or sports bikes. Make sure you have checked its pricing, insurance coverage, documents etc.  
  2. Car on rent: You can rent SUVs, sweden and other models of car if you are travelling with your family or friends. Practice caution when driving on mountain roads and have your driving licence along with other documents. Prior experience in off-roading is appreciated. 
  3. Public transport: Public transports like private and state-owned buses, taxis, rickshaws, tempos run from one place to another due to great connectivity of roads. Their fare is reasonable and they are scheduled on time too. 



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Stay options in Srinagar in June

Houseboats: Staying in a houseboat at Dal Lake or Nigeen Lake is one of the best accommodation options available in Srinagar in June. you get cosy rooms along with delicious meals like breakfast and dinner. Some have your personal kitchen too. You can book them in advance during peak season such as in june.

Hotels and resorts : Hotels and resorts are abundant in Srinagar city. The room quality and services offered totally depends on your budget. They have rooms for a single person as well as for a family. Booking them online is suggested as they are packed in june. If you are booking in-person then some negotiation over pricing is possible. 

Guesthouses & homestays: Locals of Srinagar offer you a place to stay in their own house, offering you home-cooked meals. They are one of the affordable accommodation options in Srinagar in June. 

Luxury hotels: From one-star to 5-star hotels, Srinagar city has loads of them. They offer the best services possible with mouth-watering meals to Wi-Fi. You can book them through online websites and apps. They are comparatively expensive but so worth it for a comfortable stay. 

FAQ's

June is the best time to visit Srinagar, given pleasant weather and every place, even the off-beat ones, open and accessible. You get to experience every outdoor activity you want. 
June being the hottest month of Srinagar does not experience snowfall and other snow activities like skiing might not be available. But you can still engage in other activities like river rafting, paragliding etc. 
Weather is enjoyable and balmy in Srinagar in June with warmer days and not so cold nights. 
The maximum temperature goes to 28-30°C and dips down to 15°C minimum. It is tolerable and moderate. 
Some of the top places to visit in Srinagar in June are Dal Lake, NIgeen Lake, Nishat Garden, Pari Mahal, Jamia Masjid, Chashme Shahi Garden etc. 
 You can do activities like River rating, trekking, paragliding, horse riding, sightseeing and photography. A shopping spree in the Lal Chowk is a must-thing to do.
You can take some cotton clothes to wear during days as weather is warm but for nights, layering of warm clothes like wool is necessary to have comfort. 
Srinagar is in its best condition in June due to the favourable weather with flowers blooming in the Gardens. In June, you can visit all the Gardens, Lakes, Shrines, Temples etc. and do recreational activities. 
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