With an interesting history and an attraction for the adrenaline seekers, Kargil is one of the best attractions in Ladakh. Although it is a volatile region, Kargil is known to attract a lot of tourists where you can see a lot of things. The place is known for having many Buddhist monasteries like Lamayuru Monastery, Phuktal, Sani & the Cave Monastery. A must visit for nature lovers, Kargil boasts of a beautiful landscape with the Suru river flowing between the rocks.
Kargil is also a nice visit to shopaholics who can find a variety of items there like Woollen items, Buddhist paintings, Pashmina shawls, Tobacco pouches, Brass kettles, Hookahs etc. Other notable places to visit in Kargil are Munshi Aziz Bhat Museum, Drass War Memorial, Mulbekh Monastery and Kargil City View Point.
Highlights: Kargil is a wonderful destination if you are looking for some adventure with wonderful tourism. This was the place where India fought the 1999 war with Pakistan and situated very close to the Line of Control.
Best time to visit: The months from April to June are the best to explore Kargil when you are in Ladakh.
Location: Kargil District, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir
Distance from Leh: The distance between Kargil and Leh is about 220 km.