Kargil a dream destination on a wonderful valley is situated at an altitude of about 2,704 m.high in the district of Ladakh and on the border of India and Pakistan.Kargil noted for its Pan-Asian trade networkis supposed to be the second largest urban center of Ladakh And also in the past it was from here silk, brocade, carpets, felts, tea, poppy, ivory etc were sent to China, Tibet, Yarkand and Kashmir.Kargil is one of the remote area and is distributed over a considerable extent in the Ladakh region. The access to Kargil is only through mountain passes and in the journey to this one might come across a very sparse population for the climate here is extremely cold. It is an ideal place for trekking and mountain climbing.
HISTORY : History Kargil derives its name from the words ‘Khar’ and ‘rKil’ where the former stands for the term of Castle, and rKil stands for the center. Thus when these two words are put together gives the meaning of a spot that is in between two castles. So the name Kargil is very apt for the place for it is situated between the two countries.Kargil came distinct only after the Kashmir issue in 1947 which led to the Indo-Pakistani War. During this battle Kargil witnessed areas like Drass and Zoji La Pass falling under the control of Pakistan. But however in the year 1948 the Indian troops recovered it back. It again saw some action in the Second Kashmir War with India managing to wrest back the reminder of the Kargil area twice. The problem relating to this was settled when Pakistan forces lost the war and agreed to the Shimla Agreement. Finally Kargil became a part of the Ladakh district in India in 1979.
LOCATION : Kargil is situated in the district of Ladakh of the state Kashmir, India. Kargil lies near the Line of Control facing Pakistan-administered Kashmir’s Baltistan to the west, and Kashmir valley to the south.