Kargil is a town, which serves as the headquarters of Kargil district of Ladakh in the state of Jammu and Kashmir in India. It is the second largest town in Ladakh after Leh. It is located 60 km and 204 km from Drass and Srinagar to the west respectively, 234 km from Leh to the east, 240 km from Padum to the southeast and 1,047 km from Delhi to the south.
It hosts the legendary Kargil war.
The Suru valley is a valley in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, which is drained by the Suru River.
Mulbekh, located 45 km east of Kargil is an area dominated by the Buddhists structures.
Mulbekh Monastery or Mulbekh Gompa is said to consist of two gompas, one Drukpa and one Gelugpa Buddhist monastery in the Zanskar.
Kargil is nestled in the Himalayas, giving it a cool, temperate climate. Summers are warm with cool nights, while winters are long and cold .
Kargil War Memorial
Kargil war memorial, built by the Indian army following the war with neighboring Pakistan in the late nineties is frequented by travelers.
Nun Kun Mountain
The Nun Kun mountain massif comprises a pair of Himalayan peaks Nun the highest mountain on the Indian side of Line of Control.
Kargil Pensi La Lake
Pensi-la (Pensi Pass) is a mountain pass in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, which is known as the Gateway to Zanskar.
At a distance of about 160 km from Kargil lies the Rangdum monastery. Located at an altitude of 3,657 meters.
This Article is Posted on 13 Apr 2015 in Travel Section and Places
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