Kargil, the jiffy city of Ladakh, is to be found on edge of the Suru stream which floods at about 10,000 feet lofty, presently small of its meeting through the Dras-Shingo. Kargil is approximately 204 Km. to the east region of Srinagar and 234 Km. to the west region of Leh. It was a transport tip of convoys on their mode to and from Tibet, China, Kashmir and Yarken till 1949, however since 1974 visiting the attractions has put back since centre for sightseeing connected actions.
The culture of Kargil is during previous Tibetan linked has depart a profound impressed upon the populace of both Kargil and Leh, after the extension of Shia Islam the citizen of Kargil appear under high impression of Persian civilization. The place of Kargil is screened by the rigorous habit of Persian utterance and phrases in the famous spiritual in addition of other rhymes titled as Qasidas and Marsias. Kargil is snuggled in the Himalayas, providing it a chilly, pleasant weather. Summers are warm with cool nights, while winters are long and cold.
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Ladakh tourist places
Drass: Drass is a town in the Kargil District of Jammu and Kashmir It is often called ‘The Gateway to Ladakh. The town shot into prominence in the summer of 1999 following Pakistani-backed incursions into Jammu and Kashmir
Leh: Equally famous as kargil, leh is one of the most beautiful places Leh, headquarter of Leh District is the largest town of the region. It is located to the north of the Indus River at an elevation of 3600m above the sea level. The town is dominated by the Namgyal Tsemo (victory peak) built by King Tashi Namgyal in 16th century, as a royal residence and the nine-storey Namgyal Palace built by King Sengge Namgyal on his victory in reunification of the Upper and Lower Ladakh in 17 century.
Nubra Valley: Nubra Valley is the geographical backbone, and the historical heartland of Ladakh. The common way to access this valley is to travel over the Khardung La from Leh where one will first encounter the Shyok Valley. To enter the Nubra Valley, one must cross over the Shyok River via a small bridge and pass through a military checkpoint
Padum: Padum is the largest town and administrative centre of Zanskar tehsil of Kargil district in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India. It is 240km away from Kargil.The population is about 1,000 people
Rangdum (3657m): The farthest and the most isolated part of the Suru valley. Rangdum is an elliptical expanded plateau surrounded by colorful hills on the one side and glacier encrusted rocky mountains on the other. Situated 130kms south-east of Kargil, it falls midway between Kargil and Padum.
Reaching Kargil District
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Suru Valley: One of the most beautiful regions of ladakh, the Suru valley from the mainstay, of Kargil district. Lying nestled along the north eastern foothills of the great Himalayan wall, it extends from Kargil town first south ward for a length of about 75kms upto the expanse around panikhar thence east wards for another stretch of nearly 65kms upto the foot of the Penzila watershed where the Suru valley rises.
Zanaskar: About 20kms south of Rangdum stands the Panzila watershed across which lies Zanskar, the most isolated of all the trans Himalayan valleys. The Panzila top (440/m) is the picturesque tableland adorned with two small alpine lakes and surrounded by snow covered peaks
Zongkhul: A cave monastery of Zanskar, Zongkul stands perched on the rock face of the Ating George. There is an interesting legend associated with the Zongkul Monastery of Ladakh. It is said to be connected with Naropa, the famous Indian Yogi from Vikramshila.
Kargil District, Ladakh – How to Reach There
Road: There are two land routes to Ladakh: from Srinagar and from Manali.
Rail: There is no rail head in Ladakh. Passengers will have to get off at Kalka station (Shimla), proceed to Manali via bus and then reach Leh by taking a taxi/bus from Manali.
Air: There are regular flights to Leh from Delhi and Srinagar, and less frequently from Chandigarh and Jammu.