Kargil is famous because of the Kargil conflict, when the city and surrounding areas were attacked by Pakistani militants. It is an important transit hub in Ladakh. Kargil had always been an important trade center in the past. The valley with a magnificent apricot, at an altitude of 2204 meters, is a dream destination. In Dras village, there is war memorial, made of pink sandstone and dedicated to the heroic army.
The temperature is very warm during the day and the nights are very nice. The best time to visit Kargil is from the summer months of April to June.