Best Things To Do in Kargil

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PLACES TO SEE

  • Dras War Memorial : The Dras War Memorial (aka Vijaypath) is a war memorial built by the Indian Army in memory of the valiant soldiers who lost their lives during the Kargil War.
  • Suru Valley : A beautiful and awe-inspiring destination in India, the Suru Valley stretches from the town of Kargil up to the Penzi La Glacier. Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, the Valley is situated at a height of 3000 meters above sea level. Trekkers, hikers and adventure seekers flock to the valley between the months of July to September.
  • Munshi Aziz Bhat Museum : One of the places to visit in Kargil, the Munshi Aziz Bhat Museum was opened in the year 2004. It is a family-operated museum dedicated to preserving the life and legacy of a silk route trader- Munshi Aziz Bhat, a trader, visionary, patriot and a social entrepreneur.
  • Mulbekh Monastery : Situated around 45 kilometres from Kargil, the Mulbekh Monastery is known for its two gompas (Buddhist fortifications of learning) and a 9 metre tall statue of Maitreya Buddha.

Below we have a list of things to do in Kargil and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Kargil getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Kargil with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Kargil

Here is the list of things to do in Kargil and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Kargil War Memorial

    4.9 (166 Votes)
    Kargil War Memorial

    Memorial, War Memorial

    The Dras War Memorial (aka Vijaypath) is a war memorial built by the Indian Army in memory of the valiant soldiers who lost their lives during the Kargil War. The Kargil War was fought between the nations of India and Pakistan. It began on May 8, 1999 when the Pakistani army intruded the Indian side of the LOC (Line of Control). The battle continued for almost two months and on July 4, 1999, af...Read more
  2. Suru Valley

    4.6 (175 Votes)
    Suru Valley

    View Point, Hiking Trail, Adventure, Valley

    A beautiful and awe-inspiring destination in India, the Suru Valley stretches from the town of Kargil up to the Penzi La Glacier. Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, the Valley is situated at a height of 3000 meters above sea level. Trekkers, hikers and adventure seekers flock to the valley between the months of July to September. Some must visit places, peaks and towns within the valley...Read more
  3. Mulbekh Monastery

    Art And Culture, Religious Site, Statue, Architecture

    Situated around 45 kilometres from Kargil, the Mulbekh Monastery is known for its two gompas (Buddhist fortifications of learning) and a 9 metre tall statue of Maitreya Buddha. The gompas belong to Drukpa and Gelugpa schools. The tall, calming and inspiring Maitreya Buddha statue overlooks the National Highway 1D between Leh and Kargil. The Monastery has beautiful and intricate wall paintings a...Read more
  4. Kargil Market

    Entertainment, Market, Street Market, Shopping Center

    Situated in the heart of Kargil, the Kargil Market is a lively place. Historically speaking, the bazaar evolved as a significant trading centre along the silk trade route. Traders and travellers used to halt here to buy and sell their goods. Even today, the bazaar has retained its old world charm. While there, do check out the beautiful Balti Bazar. You will find shops built in archetypical mud...Read more
  5. Phuktal Monastery

    Art And Culture, Religious Site, Temple, Library

    The Phuktal Gonpa is a Buddhist monastery and is located in the remote Lungnak Valley of Zanskar. Built over 2550 years ago, the monastery is constructed around a natural cave. The Phuktal Monastery houses a main temple, a prayer rooms, many apartments, a library, teaching facilities and a sacred spring. Trivia: Legend goes that a spiritually gifted Zangpo caused a spring to run in the cave, a ...Read more
  6. Sani Monastery

    Art And Culture, Religious Site, Historical Site, Statue

    The beautiful Sani Monastery is among the oldest religious centres of Tibetan Buddhism in Ladakh and Zanskar regions. It is situated in Sani village which lies on the way to Kargil. Belonging to the Drukpa Kargyu school of Tibetan Buddhism, it is the only one of its order in Zanskar which has nuns. Sani Monastery was built in parts and hence you will find different architectural influences. The...Read more
  7. Pashkum

    Art And Culture, Village, Historical Site, Picnic Spot

    Located around 15 kilometres from Kargil, Pashkum is situated on the way to Leh. A beautiful and mesmerizing place, Pashkum is a historical village with intriguing ruins of castles on hillocks. These ruins remind visitors of the village’s glorious past.
  8. Munshi Aziz Bhat Museum

    Art And Culture, Art Museum, Museum, History Museum

    Opened in the year 2004, the Munshi Aziz Bhat Museum is a family-operated museum dedicated to preserving the life and legacy of a silk route trader- Munshi Aziz Bhat, a trader, visionary, patriot and a social entrepreneur. On display are : Jewellery Victorian coins Hand written Quran Carpets Toiletries Utensils and a lot more. A must visit of you are into antiques and history.