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Why Should You Visit Kargil?

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Kargil – This word holds so much significance to Indians. Besides having a paradisical landscape, historical sites, spiritual reflections, and adventure, Kargil will forever remain in the national and international headlines because of the Indo-Pak war 1999 held on its very grounds. Today, Kargil adds a good amount of revenue to Kashmir tourism. The beautiful district near Ladakh offers so many things to do and watch for tourists and adventure junkies. It has lakes, heavenly apple, mulberry, and apricot orchards dotting its landscape, surrounded by rugged mountains from all sides; there are monasteries, valleys, and the War Memorial.

Kargil and Its Beauty

Tourists spending their holiday in Jammu and Kashmir will not regret visiting and staying in Kargil. It is one of the two districts of the Ladakh region, which plays a strategically important role in Indian trade and commerce between India and China and Central Asia for products like Tea, Wool, Carpet, and precious stones. Kargil is also set at the junction of LOC and the silk route, further boosting its importance in the Indian economy. 
Kargil has excellent potential for adventure tourism and winter sports like river rafting, trekking, mountaineering, and skiing. The high altitude offers enchanting views of the Himalayan ranges, valleys, and snow-peaked mountains. A photographer can find perfect shots at every corner of Kargil. 

Kargil at Different Times of Year

Summer in Kargil is sublime. You cannot get over the authenticity of the place during this time of the year. The National Highway NH 1 that connects Srinagar and Leh opens for travelers in summer, making it more favorable for Kashmir tourism and travelers. A lot happens during summer – from festivals to adventure sports to the best of markets. Between March and June, summer in Kargil offers warm days and cool nights. 
Monsoon is not a favorable time to visit Kargil. It starts in July and lasts till September. While you may find cheaper accommodation and transportation, there are possibilities of landslides and cloudbursts, making most roads inaccessible or dangerous. If you still wish to visit Kargil during the monsoon, get local expert advice. 
Winter is by far the most unsuitable time to visit Kargil – most tourist destinations will be closed due to low temperature, which can go as low as – 50 degrees. Traversing 2 – 5 meters of snow is also not an excellent way to sightsee the place. 
Check Daily Excelsior for more Kashmir Tourism and places to visit in Kargil.



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