Usually a stopover for people travelling towards Leh or Padum, 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, owing to the terrorism prevalent from the other side of the LOC. However, apart from its glorious past, bestowed with natural beauty and adventure, Kargil is the place to be for intrepid travellers.
It is the home to the famed Nun Kun Peaks and has excellent potential for skiing, mountaineering and trekking. Kargil rests on the banks of River Suru and also offers unique opportunities for river rafting. An amalgamation of Buddhist and Turkish architecture, Kargil has a rich history dating back to the 16th century.
It is nestled at an altitude of 2704 metres above sea level and offer exemplary views of the Himalayan Ranges. Apart from tourism, this region is also known as an essential 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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