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Kargil district in the Ladakh region of northern India. It is the second biggest town in Ladakh after Leh. It has a normal rise of 2,676 meters (8,780 feet) and is arranged along the banks of the Suru River (Indus). The district found 205 km (127 mi) from Srinagar, confronting the Northern Areas over the LOC. Like different regions in the Himalayas, it has a mild atmosphere. Summers are sweltering with cool evenings, while winters are long and cold with temperatures frequently dipping under −20 °C (−4 °F).

Additionally, it known for the Kargil war from equipped clash among India and Pakistan that occurred between 3rd May and 26th July 1999, somewhere else along the Line of Control. The contention is likewise alluded to as Operation Vijay ( Celebrating 26 July as a Vijay Diwas all over India). It stayed in the features of National and International media and a few destinations, for example, Tiger Hill, Tololing, Mushku valley, and Batalik have turned out to be exceptionally mainstream from that point forward. Kargil has consistently been a significant exchange focus the past. Brokers from China, Central Asia and various pieces of India used to exchange Tea, Wool, Carpets, Silk and valuable stones in former times and Kargil was known as a verifiable gathering point.

Things to Do: Mountaineering (as Kargil is the seat of world-famous Nun-Kun peaks) Trekking, River Rafting, Snow skiing.

Attractions: Drass, Kargil, Mulbek, Panikhar, Rangdum and Padum Zanskar.

Nearby places: Suru Valley, Purtikchey, Tangole, Parkachik, Drass Valley, Goashan, Tololing, Tiger Hill, Drupati Kund, Mulbek Monestry, Zanskar Valley, Stongde Monastery, Burdan Monastery, Shargole, etc…

Best Time to Visit: Visit in the blossoming period of May or June to see the nurseries at their generally beautiful. The nurseries are open each day aside from Friday.

How to Reach

  • By Air: From Leh air terminal, it is 220 km or from Srinagar air terminal, it is 260 km.
  • By Rail: The closest railroad station is Jammu Tawi rail route station Jammu, it is 440km from Kargil.
  • By Road: From Leh, it is 220 km or from Srinagar, it is 260 km. An Indian national parkway (NH 1D) interfacing Srinagar to Leh slices through Kargil, just like an air terminal.

Popular Restaurants: Roots Travel Cafe, Cafe BIKES, BULLETS & BARRELS, Parsa’s, Las Vegas Restaurant, Cafe-de-Riverside, Zomsa Coffee House, Magpie Cafe Kargil, etc… Read more

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