Autumn in Kashmir—Here’s What To Expect

Harud or The Golden Season

Autumn or the ‘harud’ season is the time when Kashmir turns golden. September to November is the time when the leaves on the trees turn into glorious shades of golden and red.

Iconic Chinars

Kashmir’s chinar trees are iconic; they are some of the most striking features of autumn in Kashmir.

Moderate Weather

It is also the shoulder period, which means pleasant weather to the region before the biting cold. The daytime temperatures are mild and the evening comfortably cold.

Harvest Season

This is also the harvesting season for crops like apples, pears, walnuts, and more. Visit the orchards to get the best of the season.

Best Of Saffron

Mid autumn season is the time when you can witness saffron harvesting in Kashmir, especially in the town of Pampore.

Shikara Rides

With the weather still clear and the temperature mild, the shikara ride on the Dal Lake is even more enjoyable.

Less- Crowded Kashmir

Autumn is a relatively less crowded period. Summer tourists are all gone by now, meaning quieter holidays.

Time To Be Outdoors

It’s not just about the heavy trekking; light hikes and simple strolls in the meadows are great too. Try Gulmarg, Pahalgam, and Sonamarg.

Photogenic Surrounding

For photography enthusiasts, there is no dearth of subjects during autumn in Kashmir. All thanks to the clearer weather and the pop of colours everywhere.