Kargil, known for the 1999 Indo-Pak war, has become a popular tourism destination post the inter-country conflict. Located in the Kargil district of Jammu & Kashmir, this area is around 204 km away from Srinagar and 234 km away from Leh. The picturesque views that this area offers of nature and its immense beauty would not only be a delight to the eye but also offer great shooting options for your camera. People halt at Kargil and rest their mind, body and soul while on their trip to Leh, Kashmir or Zanskar.
It is located at an altitude of 2,704 mts above the sea level. This makes summers in Kargil cool and pleasant while the winters may turn out to be quite freezing when the temperature may drop down to -40o C. It offers a number of sightseeing options and monasteries like Sani monastery, Rangdum monastery, Phuktal monastery, Shargole monastery, Karste River, Suru valley, Karste valley and Drass War Memorial.