Best Sightseeing Places in Kargil
Sani Monastery is one of the oldest religious sites of Zanskar and Ladakh, situated
close to the Sani Village. It was built during the 1st century by the famous Kushan
Emperor, Kanishka. The most famous form of dance, 'face mask dance' is organized in
between July and August in the premises of the Monastery.
Located in Rangdum village, this monastery has a museum that contains a compilation
of Tibetan and other locally manufactured articles. This monastery was built in the 8th
century and serves as home to around forty monks. It is one of the famous attractions of
Mulbekh Monastery in Kargil:
This monastery houses artifacts of various Buddhist monks alongside the 9 m long idol
of Maitreya Buddha. Mulbekh Monastery is situated in Mulbekh village on the way to
Kargil from Leh and serves as a major tourist attraction of the place.
Another wonderful place to visit, Phokar Rizong is located on a flat and circular plain
that serves as an idyllic base for meditation. It is bounded by hills and caves and has
various temples and religious centers that were established by Buddhist saints. The
spot remains closed in the months of June and July for tourists.
Located just 10 KM ahead of Mulbekh, this monastery is situated in Shargole village.
Old monastery called Ge-Lugs Pa Buddhist Monastery is very famous in the village in
particular among the local people. So, make sure you pay visit to these beautiful places
during your Kargil tour.
Best Time for Holidaying in Kargil
The best time to visit Kargil is in the anytime between the months of September and
April. In this duration, the place enjoys a pleasant climate, which is favorable for
sightseeing and other outdoor activities. In fact, during this time Kargil looks at its
best with awe-struck landscapes covered with flowers in all colors and snow covered
mountains. So, make your Kargil trip plans accordingly.
Must Buy Things from Kargil
You can enjoy a very pleasant experience of shopping in Kargil. In the market of Kargi,
you will never miss out people selling flint and tobacco pouches, brass Kettles and
traveling hookahs. Some of the other items for shopping include handcrafted items of
daily use, carpets, semi precious stones and Kashmiri Pashmina shawls. One thing you
should never miss to get from here is the dried apricots and apricot jam, which is very
tasty and famous of this area. So, enjoy most of your Kargil vacation by buying your
favorite items and home décor items as well as handicraft souvenirs from the city.
Explore Options to Reach Kargil
Before booking Kargil holiday package, you must be aware of the ways how you can
reach to this beautiful city of Gujarat.
The nearest International Airport is Srinagar International Airport (around five
hour drive) from Kargil. This airport is well connected to the other important cities like
New Delhi, Jammu, Mumbai, Amritsar, Leh and Bangalore.
The nearest Railhead is Jammu Railway Station, roughly at a distance of
540 KM from Kargil. It is connected to the major cities of Jammu and Kashmir and
other cities like Bangalore, New Delhi, Lucknow, Kanyakumari, Chennai, Puri and
Kargil is very well connected to various major cities of the state of Jammu
and Kashmir. Kargil is 204 KM from Srinagar, 234 KM from Leh, 296 KM from
Pahalgam and 494 KM from Jammu. It is well connected with the above cities through
Jammu and Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation (JKSRTC) and some private
travel (bus) services. So, select any of the traveling modes and enjoy comfortable