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Location : Leh, 234 kms away in the East
Altitude : 2, 740m
Earlier used as : Important center for Trade
Kargil –Trade Route – Ladakh Region, Jammu & Kashmir, India
Kargil from Leh is located 234 kms away in the east in Ladakh region of Jammu & Kashmir. It is situated at an altitude of 2, 704m. Leh of Ladakh is the urban center that is the second largest. The valley where it is situated is lovely and beautiful with apricot tress grown all over.
Kargil was earlier an important trade route and transit center where there were a no of trucks carrying some of the important things like silk, carpets, tea, brocade, felts, ivory, poppy, etc that came in the town from Tibet, Yarkand, China and Kashmir.
Route used for Trading
Kargil was once used as an important center for trade and transit in Pan-Asia Trade Network. Two decades back this was stopped and since then traders have been replaced by the travelers as it gained importance for activities that relates to traveling.
There are many opportunities as it is situated at the center of the Himalayan region. It is also a base for the tours of adventure as it lies in the heart of Himalayas. The people who have to visit Zanskar valley have to start their trip from this point. Visitors traveling between Srinagar and Leh have to stop here for a night before the start of their journey.
The other attractions
There is no problem of accommodation in Kargil. There are hotels available easily with A, B, C or Economy class which is convenient for the tourists; it is also based on the service available. Tourist’s bungalows are also available with good facilities. The office of tourist is placed where advanced booking can be done.