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Kargil

, Jammu and Kashmir

  (part of Ladakh region)

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State: Jammu and Kashmir
Famous for/as: Trekking
Kargil, one of the important and prominent districts of Jammu and Kashmir is located 205 km from the state capital, Srinagar. It is a part of Ladakh but became a separate district in 1979 after being divided from the district of Leh. Kargil district is connected by the Zojila Pass and stands between 30 to 35 degree North latitude and 75 to 77 degree East West longitude.

Situated at an altitude of about 2,704 m, and close proximity to the Line of control, Kargil has Kashmir Valley to its south while in the west is the Pakistan administered Kashmir’s Baltistan. The place served as a battlefield during the India-Pakistan war in 1999. The destination is famous for its valleys, small towns, monasteries, rural villages and shrines. Kargil occupies a significant place in India's martial history drawing hordes of tourists. The place is indeed a heaven for adventure seekers as they can enjoy adventurous activities such as trekking and mountaineering. Kargil also host archery contest during the month of May which is the best time to book Kashmir tour packages.

Some of the major attractions include Sani Monastery. Built by the King Kanishka of the Kushan Dynasty during the 1st century, the monastery is regarded as one of the oldest religious sites in Ladakh and Zanskar.

Mulbekh Monastery is another prime attraction in Kargil region. The Zanskar region is also frequently visited by tourists. Some of the other popular attractions in Kargil are the monastery of Rangdum, Zongkhul Monastery and Stonday Monastery. Other attractions such as the Phugthal Monastery, Karsha Monastery and Shargole Monastery at Padum in the vicinity of the destination can also be visited. Best time to visit Kargil is during May and June.
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Ladakh Festival - A Cultural Extravaganza

  by Madhav Srinivasan  on Aug 20, 2011
The region of Ladakh is famed for its mountain ranges, trekking and biking trails and snow leopards. Ladakh mainly attracts tourists during the month of September due to the annual Ladakh festival that is held here. Take a peek...

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Jammu & Kashmir Govt. to Promote Eco-Tourism

   Jan 04, 2012 04:54 PM
The Government of Jammu and Kashmir is taking steps to make all the forests and wildlife sanctuaries in the state tourist friendly in a bid to attract more tourists to the state. Read on to know more what the Ministry of Forest and Environment has to say

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