Here are the top 6 tourist attractions to see in Kargil:

1. Mulbekh Monastery

Must visit 3.4 /5

31 km
from city center
1 out of 6
places to visit in Kargil

Enshrined with the 9 meter tall idol of Maitreya Buddha (future) chiseled in the rocks, Mulbekh monastery is 36 Km away from Kargil on the way towards Leh on the National highway 1D.

2. Drass war memorial

Must visit 3.4 /5

33 km
from city center
2 out of 6
places to visit in Kargil

A great place for the patriotic Indian inside you. Maintained by the Indian Army, the memorial depicts war photos, stories of soldiers and explains the difficulties Indian soldiers faced in the Kargil war, all topped with 100 feet high flagpoles.

3. Kargil main street

3.1 /5

1 km
from city center
3 out of 6
places to visit in Kargil

Kargil main street, being a small town, is not a shopper's paradise in the complete sense of the phrase. But the main street offers a selection of dry fruits and some great food. Some shops also sell locally produced folk music which are souvenirs for travelers.

4. Suru Basin

Must visit 4.1 /5 View 8+ photos

53 km
from city center
4 out of 6
places to visit in Kargil

When the glacier in Panzella melts it trickles down to Suru basin, the most fertile region in the otherwise dry Ladakh. The valley is adorned with splendid greenery and fields of wheat, barley, radish and grapes, mainly used for liquor production.

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5. Trekking

3.1 /5

0 km
from city center
5 out of 6
places to visit in Kargil

A number of treks originate in and around Kargil. These are Lamayuru-Leh, Padum-Lamayuru, Padum-Hemis, Sankaru-Dras, NunKun etc. Trekking in the region may be challenging due to the weather conditions, but rewarding because of the beautiful setting of the region.

6. Lamayuru Monastry

3.1 /5

66 km
from city center
6 out of 6
places to visit in Kargil

This is one of the most beautiful and oldest monasteries, situated on the Leh-Srinagar road. One can easily spend half a day and enjoy the peaceful surroundings adorned with thousands of prayer wheels.

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How much does a package cost for Kargil?

The packages for Kargil start at INR 25000 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What are the top sightseeing places in Kargil?

The top sightseeing places in Kargil are Mulbekh Monastery, Drass war memorial, Kargil main street, Suru Basin, Trekking, Lamayuru Monastry.

How can I commute within Kargil?

There are either bus services that run through the city or you can hire a personal or shared jeep for travelling. Parts of it can also be covered on foot.
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Can you suggest an itinerary for Kargil?

Kargil is a millitary area, also used as a stopover for people going to Ladakh from Srinagar or while returning. While your stay in Kargil, you should visit the Kargil War Memorial to witness the heroics of Indian army in the 1999 war against Pakistan. Mulbekh Monastery is another peaceful place where you can go and relax amidst nature. You can walk around the main bazaar and indulge in shopping and eating and visit nearby monasteries.
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