How to reach Kargil

The location of kargil town is 220 km from leh. It is about halfway to Srinagar from leh. Location of kargil is much occupied and remained a transportation point of trade caravans from Tibet, Central Asia, yarkand enroute Kashmir until 1949.

Spanned across 15,000 kilometers of area, Kargil is situated on the banks of the Indus river. It is located 60 kilometers from Drass and 204 kilometers from Srinagar respectively.It can be reached through 4 wheel drive vehicles and through regular bus services from Srinagar to Leh.


The closest airport to Kargil is Kushok Bakula Rimpochhe Airport which is located in Leh. This airport receives domestic flights from Delhi, Mumbai, Srinagar, Jammu and Chandigarh and it is 219 kms from Kargil, India. Srinagar airport is also closer to Kargil at a distance of 234 kms.


The closest railway station to Kargil is Jammu Tawi which is around 739 kilometres away. You can get taxi services from Jammu Tawi to Leh. This railway junction receives trains from places like Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Chennai.


Kargil can be easily reached by roadways via national highway 1D. (Srinagar to Leh route cuts through Kargil and the Kargil military airport). You can get taxi services to reach Kargil from other places in Ladakh, Srinagar and Manali. Deluxe buses by JKSRTC Srinagar are available on daily basis. And HRTC Buses and HPTDC Semi Deluxe Tourist buses are available from Manali.

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