metres (8,780 feet). It is located 234 Km from Leh to the east and 204 Km from Srinagar to the west. When Kargil was bifurcated from Leh during the year 1979, it became a separate district in the Ladakh region.
Kargil is well known for Kargil War when Indian Army captured the Tiger Hill from infiltrators and won the battle. Kargil is also known as “Land of Agas” because most of the inhabitants in Kargil are Shia Muslims and the Agas are the religious heads, the preachers.
Kargil serves as a perfect destination for adventure seekers, it offers different adventour sports such as mountaineering, river rafting, trekking, camping etc. The scenic beauty and the serene nature attracts tourist. Other major attractions in Kargil are Nun and Kun peaks, the Mulbek, the Zanskar Valley etc. Also famous for its Pashmina Shawls, local carpets, dried apricots.
There are no direct train or flights. Kargil is 207 kms from Leh Airport and from Jammu to Kargil it is 495Kms. You can easily reach there by cab/taxi.