Holiday Trip in Kargil

Enjoy Beautiful Glimpses of Himalayas with Kargil Holiday Packages

Kargil, located in the state of Jammu & Kashmir in Ladakh region is one of the most stunning and enchanting tourist destinations in northern India. It is immensely popular as the bone of contention between India and Pakistan in the war of year 1999. Kargil is the district headquarters of Kargil District and is located close to Kashmir valley in the south and Line of Control near Gilgit–Baltistan on the western side. Being the eastern gateway to the Kashmir Valley, Kargil was a halting place for the visitors during their visit to the valley. For adventure seekers, the place is indubitably a heaven with various adventurous activities such as trekking and mountaineering on offer. In addition, it has always been a place of religious significance with full of historical and pilgrim references. Sani Monastery and Rangdum Monastery are two of the well known centers for religious significance in the city. So, plan a trip now and book any of the Kargil holiday package offered by
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Best Sightseeing Places in Kargil

Sani Monastery:
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.
Rangdum 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 Kargil.
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.
Phokar Hill:

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.

Shargole Monastery:

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.
By Air
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.
By Train
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 Ahmedabad.
By Road
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 Kargil travel.
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