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Kargil Travel


About Kargil Travel, Kargil is a town, which serves as the headquarters of Kargil district of Ladakh in the state of Jammu and Kashmir in India. It is the second largest town in Ladakh after Leh. It is positioned 60 km and 204 km from Drass and Srinagar to the west respectively, 234 km from Leh to the east, 240 km from Padum to the southeast and 1,047 km from Delhi to the south.

How to reach Kargil provides information on how to go to Kargil from different cities. 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 by Road

The distance from srinagar to kargil by road is 204km. Regular buses runs from Srinagar to Kargil by road and Leh. Deluxe coaches are also available from kargil to srinagar and Leh with a price ranging from Rs 240 to Rs 350. The travelling distance from Leh to kargil by road is 214 kms . The road distance from jammu to kargil is 495 kms. There are no direct flights or trains or buses between jammu to kargil but you can reach kargil from jammu by cab/taxi easily. Convenient way to reach from jammu to kargil is take Indica from Jammu. Many goverenment as well as private buses are available for you to reach kargil city. How to reach kargil read more

Get around in Kargil

About Kargil travel, Kargil is small enough to walk from one end of town to the other without difficulty.

There are a lot of things to do in Kargil for the tourists who want to visit them like Jeep Safari Kargil, Cultural Tours Kargil, Adventure Sports Kargil and many more for the benefit of the tourists. Things to do in kargil read more

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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Kargil Restaurants

There are many restaurants spread across Ladakh for the benefit of tourists. Many are spread across Kargil as Kargil restaurants. Many pleasant and inexpensive tibetan dishes, such as Momo and Thugpka are available in all Kargil restaurants...

Kargil War History

Kargil War History

The Kargil War History also identified as the Kargil conflict, was an armed conflict between India and Pakistan that took place between May and July 1999 in the Kargil district of Kashmir and in another places along the Line of Control (LOC). The conflict is also referred to as Operation Vijay (Victory in Hindi) which was the name of the Indian operation to clear the Kargil sector.

The reason for the Kargil war history was the infiltration of Pakistani soldiers and Kashmiri militants into positions on the Indian side of the LOC, which serves as the real border between the two states. During the early stages of the war, Pakistan blamed the fighting completely on independent Kashmiri insurgents, but documents left behind by wounded and later statements by Pakistan's Prime Minister and Chief of Army Staff showed involvement of Pakistani paramilitary forces, led by General Ashraf Rashid. The Indian Army, later on supported by the Indian Air Force, recaptured a majority of the positions on the Indian side of the LOC infiltrated by the Pakistani troops and militants. With international diplomatic opposition, the Pakistani forces withdrew from the left behind Indian positions along the LOC.

The Kargil war history is one of the most latest examples of high altitude warfare in mountainous terrain, which posed major logistical troubles for the combating sides. To date, it is also the only instance of direct, straight warfare between nuclear states (i.e., those possessing nuclear weapons). India had conducted its first successful test in 1974; Pakistan, which had been developing its nuclear ability in secret since around the same time, conducted its first known tests in 1998, just two weeks after a second series of tests by India.

Before the Partition of India in 1947, Kargil was division of the Baltistan district of Ladakh, a thinly populated region with different linguistic, ethnic and religious groups, living in isolated valleys separated by some of the world's highest mountains. The First Kashmir War (1947–48) concluded with the LOC bisecting the Baltistan district, with the town and district of Kargil lying on the Indian side in the Ladakh subdivision of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. At the end of Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, the two nations signed the Simla Agreement promising not to connect in armed conflict with respect to that boundary. Kargil history read more

Kargil Culture

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... Kargil culture read more

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