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Kargil is the second largest town in the region of Ladakh in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Kargil lies on the border region adjoining Pakistan in the Himalayan mountain ranges. The name of Kargil has been derived from the combination of two......Read more on Kargil


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Suru Valley, Kargil
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Places to Visit in Kargil
  • Type: Valley
Suru Valley, snuggled in the great Himalayan ranges, extends from Kargil town to Penzi La Watershed and is from where the Suru River originates. With snow capped mountain peaks flanking the valley, this place is extremely beautiful especially in spring when the apricot and apple trees are in full... Read More »
Lamayuru Monastery (Yuru Gompa), Kargil
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  • Type: Monastery
Sani Monastery, Kargil
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  • Type: Religious Place
The Sani Monastery, also spelled as Sanee Monastery, is close to the Sani Village which is situated on the plain where the Stod Valley broadens into the central plain of Zanskar. This monastery was constructed by Kanishka, the famous Kushan Emperor, during the 1st century. The shrine belongs to... Read More »
Rangdum Monastery, Kargil
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Places to Visit in Kargil
  • Type: Religious Place
The Rangdum Monastery is situated in Rangdum village at an altitude of around 3,657 m above mean sea level. The monastery has a museum that features a collection of Tibetan and other regional artefacts. It is counted amongst the important landmarks of the region and is believed to have been... Read More »
Mulbekh Monastery, Kargil
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Places to Visit in Kargil
  • Type: Religious Place
The Mulbekh Monastery is located in Mulbekh village that lies around 25 km away from Bodh Kharboo, on the way to Kargil from Leh. The monastery is situated atop a crag at a height of around 200 m above the road. This monastery houses relics of many Buddhist monks, along with the 9 m long relief... Read More »
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