Tourism in Kargil

Seeking a holiday in the lap of nature? Consider the kaleidoscopic Kargil. The trade and transit center of the Pan-Asian trade network is situated at an altitude as high as 2,704 m. The wonderful valley with its amazing apricots is a dream destination. Though today Kargil is the second largest urban center of Ladakh it was the gateway for caravans of silk, brocade, carpets, felts, tea, poppy, ivory et al to China, Tibet, Yarkand and Kashmir in the past.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Kargil is between the summer months of April to June. This is the time when the temperature during the day is warm and the sun keeps on shining brightly, and the nights remain pleasantly cool. These months are ideal for exploring the hidden wonders of Kargil.  The months of July and September are monsoon months that should be avoided because of cloud bursts and landslides. After September, winter starts to creep in but the weather is still fine. After this, the months from October to February are avoided due to the extreme cold weather. The temperature drops down to as low as minus 42 degree C. Moreover, roads are also closed due to snow fall.

How to Reach

BY AIR -

Srinagar airport is the nearest airport to Kargil. The distance between the two is 234 km. This airport is very well-connected to important cities of India such as Delhi, Amritsar, Leh, Bengaluru and Mumbai. From outside the airport, taxis and state-run buses are available for Kargil.

BY RAIL -

The nearest railway station to Kargil is Jammu Tawi railway station that has a good rail network major Indian cities such as Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Chennai. This railway station around 739 km away from Kargil.

BY ROAD -

Kargil town is very well -connected to various important cities of Jammu and Kashmir, by road. Regular state-run (local and deluxe) bus services are available to Kargil from Leh and from Srinagar. Hiring a private taxi is another option for travelers.

Tourist Attractions

Seeking a holiday in the lap of nature? Consider the kaleidoscopic Kargil. The trade and transit center of the Pan-Asian trade network is situated at an altitude as high as 2,704 m. The wonderful valley with its amazing apricots is a dream destination. Though today Kargil is the second largest urban center of Ladakh it was the gateway for caravans of silk, brocade, carpets, felts, tea, poppy, ivory et al to China, Tibet, Yarkand and Kashmir in the past.


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