The second largest town in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, Kargil is located fairly close to the line of control India shares with Pakistan. Kargil has been often highlighted in the recent past due to it being the center point of the Kargil War between India and Pakistan.
However, the area has normalized and has now started to attract tourists from all over the world for what it was initially famous for- natural beauty, hospitality, and divine sightseeing. Kargil city is famous for shopping as travelers can buy many items like Woollen items, Buddhist paintings, Pashmina shawls, Tobacco pouches, Brass kettles, Hookahs etc.
Along with shopping, travelers can also visit many interesting monuments on a sightseeing tour like Munshi Aziz Bhat Museum, Drass War Memorial, Mulbekh Monastery and Kargil City View Point. After sightseeing, people seeking for adventure can partake in sports like archery and mountaineering in the city of Kargil.
Current weather: -3 degrees
Famous for: Sightseeing, War memorial, Shopping, Adventure sports
Experience type: City, Adventure
Best time to visit: June to August