Kargil Travel Guide

Every Indian swells with pride when we hear Kargil. Witness what it feels to be almost at top of the world in Kargil. It has become such a popular tourist destination in Jammu and Kashmir. The untouched natural beauty is the main attraction of the town. It is a popular pitstop for treks and journeys up in the Himalayas. You can spend time relaxing away from the maddening crowd of a metropolitan city.

Sit back and enjoy the warmth of the sun, the fresh mountain breeze, and the serene views! Also if you’re an adventure lover then Kargil is a great place for mountaineering, trekking, camping etc. Everywhere you see in Kargil, you’ll want to capture it on a camera to relive the memories again.

  • Population

    199 million

  • Top Sites

    Peaceful Shikara, Dal lake, Nishat park., Shalimar, Shalimar Mughal Garden

  • Temprature


    10°C to 30°C
    Summer
    (April to June)
    Around 35°C
    Monsoon
    (July to Sep)
    10°C to 15°C
    Winter
    (Oct to Feb)
  • Transit Zone with Mazing Landscapes and Warm People

  • Kargil a small town, is the second largest city in Leh region of the Indian state Jammu & Kashmir. This place is a transit location of Ladakh with roads to Leh, Srinagar, and Padum in Zangskar, from here. This place once a quaint little town, gained popularity owing to the battle of Tiger Hill when the place was shelled by Pakistani militants. This small town is tugged deep within the cove of a river valley. The landscape, indeed is amazing and looks more attractive when one climbs up to the Central Asian Museum for a more fascinating view of the terrain.

  • This place as known is a popular pit-stop or transit point. So, there is not much for sightseeing or to explore here apart from the bewitching beauty of the terrain. The handful of places here include the Central Asian Museum that commemorates Kargil's past glory of being a trading post on caravan routes.

  • Secondly the Main Bazaar via Roots Café. This is one of the most traveler-friendly address in Kargil. This cafe is a sensible first stop for people out for trek, excursion, rafting or other activities here.

  • Kargil is a beautiful place for trekking and mountaineering. Trekking trails like Hundarman, Nun Kun Massif are famous and a must go for adventure enthusiasts. River rafting in the Zangskar region of Kargil district is great fun. Kargil is known for its best quality apricot orchards, so when here walk into a colorful apricot orchard and enjoy! One can also visit the Munshi Aziz Bhat Museum, which is one of the prime attraction for tourists in Kargil town. Other places of interest are Gongma Kargil perched on the top of the town, the Jameh Mosque in the main street and the Kargil war memorial is a must visit to thank the warriors who shed their lives to protect us.