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A beautiful and a remarkable place in the history of India, Kargil is the second largest town in the county of Ladakh. The snow sheltered peaks of Kargil along with the beauty of this place adds a zest to the location and scenic view. This dynamic and astonishing landmark is about 200 km away from Srinagar and almost like 230 km away from Leh. You can say that it is almost at the center of Srinagar and Leh. For the people of India, Kargil has a very significant place especially after the Indo Pak war. This place actually lies on the border to India and Pakistan. The best time to visit this place is during the summer when the blend of the snow covered peaks along with the extravagant beauty of the greenery astonishes many tourists coming over there.

Kargil Photo Gallery

Indian Army
Kargin Victory ...
Tiger Hill

Now let’s talk about the tourist destinations in Kargil. Well as you all know that Kargil is a second largest city in the district of Leh, it has many places that you can visit. Once this place was considered as a trade center for the network of Pan-Asian Trade, and now it is a well settled town. This is a great shopping place where you can get outstanding products of silk, brocades, etc. You can also get great carpets, felts poppy, tea, ivory, etc. over here. The shopping area of the Kargil exhibits a wide range of products from Tibet and China also.

The traveling route over here has become quite strict due to several security reasons. Apart from this you can also visit the zestful Zanskar Valley which has a very striking and fresh view.

Kargil has a lot of pilgrimage destinations and Monasteries. Places like Shergol Cave Monastery, Cave Monastery, Zangla Monastery, Stongdey Monastery, Urgyan Dzong – a center for meditating, Mulbek – a 9 meter rock structure of Maitreya, etc. are some important destinations that you can visit.

How To Reach Kargil

If at all you are planning to make a tour to this place then there are many ways through which you can get there.No doubt you will not get any rail to this place but you can reach Kargil via roadways and airways:

To reach Kargil by air you will have to pass via Srinagar. As it lies in between Srinagar and Leh you have two options to choose. But the options are equally convenient. You can either opt for Leh Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport (Leh) or Sheikh ul Alam Airport (Srinagar). There is also an international airport at Srinagar. So if you are an international tourist and want to get down directly at Srinagar, you can also do so.

Once you get down at the airport, you can then take the roadways option to reach Kargil. There are many buses and public transport options to Kargil. You can opt for these options. But in case you are not comfortable with the local transport facilities then you also have an option of renting a private car through which you can reach Kargil in your own way and time. There are cars and jeeps that you can hire.

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