Kargil is a city in the Kargil district of Ladakh, in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is the second largest town in Ladakh after Leh. It is located 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.
An Indian national highway (NH 1D) connecting Srinagar to Leh cuts through Kargil, as well as an airport. A famous all-weather road, the Kargil-Skardu road linked Kargil with Skardu, a city in Gilgit-Baltistan. Since the 1948 Kashmir War, the road has been closed. Whilst the Indian Government has been interested in opening the road as a humanitarian gesture, this has been refused by the Pakistani Government
Kargil is one of the base stations for many things like trekking and skiing. Mountaineering, camping, river rafting are some of the activities that are enjoyable. It is also serving as base for taking shorter excursions like in Mulbek. Goma kargil is also famous. Apart from all these, you have the best of shopping places that you should visit. Cave monastery, Trespone, Sankhoo Imambaras are another such famous places. There are some local markets where you can enjoy the best. You may catch hold of winter materials like shawls, carpets etc. In Kargil, you also find some handicrafts and other handmade products that you would want to shop around.