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Kargil is located in Ladakh and is a usual stopover for people leading towards Leh or Padum. The town is 11 Km away from the actual line of control and is small enough to be explored by wayfaring.
Situated drastically close to the Line of Control, this town, apart from being a tourist hotspot, is also a volatile region, owing to the terrorism prevalent from the other side of the LOC. This was the same region, where India had fought its last war with their neighbour Pakistan in 1999, incidentally the first war in India to have received wide coverage, both in newspapers and on television. Kargil doesn't end here. Apart from the glorious War Memorial in the Drass town, situated at the foothill of the Tololing Hills, the district has several Buddhist monasteries, where you can seek blessings in peace, be it the Lamayuru Monastery, or the scenic monasteries at Phuktal, Sani & the Cave Monastery. To sum up, Kargil is a destination that suits the bold travellers, who want a slice of adrenaline rushing up every moment in their veins.
The beautiful area is embellished with sturdy rocks with the crystal clear Suru river stream flows. There are rich apple, mulberry and apricots orchard in summers. There are revered monasteries and mosques as well, exhibiting the culture of Kargil
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- Kargil is a sensitive area on the Line of control between India and Pakistan and it is best to be aware of the latest happenings on the political front before planning a trip in this area.- Kargil lies in one of India's coldest region and appropriate clothing is required throughout the year.
A beautiful mix of serenity and patriotism. Home to some of the most beautiful abodes of Buddhism.
Extremely cold in winters. A volatile region owing to proximity with LOC.
Ideal for tourists of every kind. People visiting Ladakh or Srinagar can make a stopover here.
Kargil is connected to the rest of India only by roads. There is no direct flight or rail connectivity, although you can take a flight for Leh / Srinagar, and then jump into a taxi for the same. Th... (Read More)
Answer: The question is pretty vague to answer but I am just writing down my experience. On 29th July 2013, I took the government bus from Srinagar to Leh. It had a overnight stop at Kargil and then it continues its journey to Leh, the next day.Ã?Â The road from Srinagar to Kargil passes through the camp of Amarnath Yatra and you would come across the Kargil War Memorial -Ã?Â located in Dras, in the foothills of the Tololing Hill, about 5 km from the city centre. The Kargil town is like any other town in the Ladakh Region - may be bigger. It has a big bus stand, hotels, restaurants and good bakeries. It is a junction from which you can go to Leh or Srinagar or to Padum in Zanskar Valley so it is bit crowded with tourists during the peak season. In fact, I decided to go to Padum rather than Leh from Kargil.Ã?Â It was quite a normal experience to travel to the place and the locals were pretty friendly.Ã?Â
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