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Usually a stopover for people travelling towards Leh from Srinagar, Kargil is a tourist hotspot that's small enough to be explored by wayfaring. Situated close to the line of control, Kargil is also a volatile region. However, apart from its glorious past, Kargil is bestowed with natural beauty and adventure. Kargil has a war memorial which is the main attraction of the region.
It is the home to the famed Nun Kun Peaks and has excellent potential for mountaineering and trekking. Kargil rests on the banks of River Suru and also offers unique opportunities for river rafting. Kargil has a rich history dating back to the 16th century, amalgamating Buddhist and Turkish architecture.
It is nestled at an altitude of 2704 metres above sea level and offers exemplary Himalayan Ranges views. Apart from tourism, this region is also known as an important centre for trade and commerce. Dotted with apricot farms, Kargil is one of the largest producers of apricots in India. Sumptuous food and warm locals are the highlights of this town. Hence, sampling the local delicacies is one of the best experiences in Kargil.
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