Kargil
is nothing like you know it for
216km
distance from city
1 - 3 days
time to explore
timings
ladakh
destination
Introduction
If you're arriving from Srinagar, Ladakh's proudly Muslim second city seems quaint, with its vibrant workshops and old merchant stores cramming the packed, ramshackle central area. Coming from Padum or Leh, however, Kargil can feel grimy, male-dominated and a tad chaotic. The city is deep within a high-sided river valley. The landscape looks more attractive if you climb to the little Central Asian Museum, which celebrates Kargil's former glory as a trading post on caravan routes. It's up the stairway that starts around three minutes walk along Main Bazaar from Roots Cafe, which is Kargil's most traveller-friendly address. The cafe is a sensible first stop to get inspired for treks, excursions, rafting or other activities in the fascinating but little-visited region around the city.... More
Why should you go
Kargil is popular for its monasteries, picturesque valleys, and small towns. The place has a few important tourist attractions and religious centres for Buddhists such as the Sani Monastery, the Mulbekh Monastery, and the Shargole Monastery. Kargil is a destination that suits the bold travellers, who want a slice of adrenaline rushing up every moment in their veins.... More
What should you know
1)Kargil is a conservative Muslim area. It is advised to dress appropriately. Avoid wearing shorts.
2)Avoid discussing in public topics such as politics, religion and India- Pakistan issues.
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Things to care about
Do carry warm clothing with you even in the summers and don’t forget to apply sun screen.
Keep observing yourself for symptoms related to acute mountain sickness.
Keep your identification proofs and other relevant documents ready in the need of verification.
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Things You Gotta Carry
Medicines
Documents
Moisturizing cream
Sunscreen
Sunglasses
Woolen Clothes
How To Reach
You can board daily buses from Srinagar and Leh which are 204 and 234 kilometres respectively from Kargil. The bus fare depends upon the type of bus you choose- regular or deluxe but the charge will be quite nominal.For adventure lovers around the world, hitting the road to Kargil can be a dream drive. Travellers often prefer to stop here if they are going to Ladakh or Kashmir. There are two routes that you can take to reach here. While one can be taken from Srinagar(209km), the other is from the Leh region(213km).The nearest railway station to Kargil is in Jammu which is approximately 540 kilometres away from the town. You can take private taxi services, jeeps or mini coaches that are available for hire outside the railway station. This station is linked to most of the Indian cities like Delhi, Chennai, Pune, Kolkata & Mumbai