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Kargil Tourism

About Kargil, Kargil is a district of Ladakh region in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Kargil lies next to the Line of Control facing Gilgit–Baltistan to the west, and Kashmir valley to the south. Zanskar is part of Kargil district along with Suru, Wakha and Dras valleys about Kargil. Kargil was at the core of a conflict between India and Pakistan in 1999. It was prepared as a separate district in 1979.

Kargil district is nestled in the Himalayas, giving it a cold, moderate climate about Kargil. Summers are warm with cool nights, while winters are long and cold with temperatures often dipping to -40 °C (-40 °F) with recorded temperatures of -60 °C (-76 °F) in the little town of Dras, located some 56 km (35 mi) from the Kargil town. The Zanskar plateau is even colder, making it thus a near-uninhabitable place for humans, except for the hardy Khampas. The entire Kargil district is spread over 14,086 km2 (5,439 sq mi). The Suru River flows through the district.

Kargil Area

The entire Kargil area of Kargil district is over 14,086 km2 (5,439 sq mi).

Kargil pincode

The Kargil pincode is 194103

Kargil population

According to the 2011 census Kargil district has a population of 143,388, approximately equivalent to the nation of Saint Lucia. This gives it a ranking of 603rd in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a Kargil population density of 10 people per square kilometre (26 /sq mi). Kargil population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 20.18%. Kargil has a sex ratio of 775 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 74.49%.

Kargil std code

The Kargil std code is 01985

Kargil History

Kargil Area

About Kargil history, Kargil is situated at a distance of 204 KM from Srinagar towards Leh city.Kargil is recognized as the land of Agas in today's world. Kargil has a population of 1.25 lakhs which is spreaded over an area of 14,086 Sq. Km. The word Kargil is derived from the two words Khar and rKil. Khar means castle and rKil means center. In local language Gar means anywhere and Khil means a center place where people could stay. After many years Khar rKil came to recognized as Kargil. During the year of 1979, Kargil became a break up district in the Ladakh region when it was bifurcated from the earstwhile Leh ditrict. Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council Kargil was specially made in July 2003 in the district. Kargil history manily provides the information of past.

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Kargil Climate

Kargil experience moderate climate like other areas in Himalayas. During the months of April to September Kargil temperature is humid with cool nights. This is the only kargil climate time which is mostly good for visiting Kargil. Winter season of kargil are very long and cool and the kargil temperature dropps to -40 °C. During winter time of kargil climate, most of the roads are closed and kargil weather is very cruel making it adverse for tourist visit. The best time to visit Kargil is May and June. During the time of summer season it has moderately warm and dry, even so, woolens are required. Kargil is enclosed with a thick coverlet of snow from the month of November to April. Extensive diurnal and recurring fluctuations in temperature with -48° C in Winter and +35° C in Summer. You can get weather forecast kargil for the whole months.

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Kargil Tourism

Kargil Tourism provides information about Kargil like Kargil history, Kargil map, Kargil climate, Kargil Festival, How to reach Kargil, Kargil Sightseeing and Kargil Market to facilitate tourists to travel Kargil.

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Kargil Sightseeing

Kargil Sightseeing providews information about Kargil sightseeing places like Tiger hill Kargil, Kargil dam, Suru Valley Kargil, Sani Monastery to facilitate tourists for Kargil Sightseeing.

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How to reach Kargil

The location of kargil town is 220 km from leh. It is about halfway to Srinagar from leh. Location of kargil is much occupied and remained a transportation point of trade caravans from Tibet, Central Asia, yarkand enroute Kashmir until 1949. Kargil can be reached by bus, by air or by train

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Kargil Market

The Kargil Market is situated in the middle of Kargil city. In olden times, the Kargil Market has evolved as a considerable trading centre along the important silk trade route where travellers and traders would stop to rest, buy and sell. Even today the kargil markets keep hold of the old world charm and imitate the rich Central-Asian persuade in its architectural character. The part of the kargil market is recognized as Balti Bazar which is the envoy of the inimitable mud and wood architectural style connected with Ladakh, Western Himalayas and Karakoram. The market of kargil Balti bazaar is one of the significant feature of the socio-cultural landscape of the region. Kargil bazaar marks a confluence of Ladakhi, Balti and Central Asian Architecture.

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