Kargil Tourism & Travel Guide

After having breakfast by the lakeside,we had to be off on an epic road trip.The distance between Srinagar and Kargil is around 215 kms ,which is around half the distance to Leh and we had to hit Kargil before nightfall....

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Magnificent view of Kargil war Famous Peaks (Tiger Hill, Tololing) The Kargil War Memorial is a must visit place....

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Top Places To Visit 16 Spots

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The Kargil War Memorial (7km from Drass) is a place that can instil a fleeting moment of patriotism even in the most stoic and cynical person. The tombstones of every soldier (not just Indians) is a moving sight and a profound reminder of the high cost of freedom.
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Zanskar, Kargil
Phugtal is the most spectacularly located monastic establishment anywhere in Ladakh. It is one of the only Buddhist monasteries in Ladakh that can be reached on only by foot. The Phugtal complex spills out of the mouth of a huge cave high up in the sheer mountain face of a lateral gorge through which a major tributary of the Lungnak River flows. Perhaps the most isolated monastery in Zanskar, its foundation dates back to the early 12th century. The monastery has frescoes and ceiling decorations reflecting strong Indian artistic and oceanographic influence.
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About Kargil

This beautiful district in Ladakh has been part of many significant moments in India. Its close proximity to Pakistan makes Kargil an integral part of India's geographical dominance and its awe-inspiring beauty makes it a must visit for travellers. If you are making your way from Sringar to Leh, Kargil is a definitely stopover. The Sani monastery here is one of the oldest monasteries in the world and is home to a 20 feet tall Stupa and a Buddhist shrine. Other notable monasteries here are Mulkbeh Monastery, home to a laughing Buddha sculpture; Phugthal Monastery, Zongkhul Monastery, Stongday Monastery and Karsha Monastery. If you are here for a day or two, do walk around the villages to experience life in one of India's coldest regions. The people are warm and welcoming with myriad intriguing stories to share.

Best Time To Visit

May,June,July,August
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