Kargil attractions

Top Choice Village in Kargil

Hundarman

Set in a sharp mountain gully 11km from Kargil, the tumbledown ghost village of Hundarman is a remarkable sight. Rocky crags tower above, a steeply raked arc of stone-walled terraces sits below and virtually all of …
Museum in Kargil

Central Asian Museum

Celebrating Kargil's pre-1947 role as a Silk Route trading centre, this small, intriguing private museum illustrates the caravan trade with coins, clothes, saddles, maps and rare 1931 photos by Rupert Wilmot. Many e…
Buddhist Sculpture in Kargil

Apati Buddha

While smaller and more eroded than the Buddha statues at Mulbekh and Khartse Khar, the Yurbaltak figure at the back of Apati village makes an appealing half-day trip from Kargil. Access is via a short, scenic walk f…
Area in Kargil

Old Kargil

It's worth nosing around Kargil's smelly back alleys to the direct north and east of Lal Chowk, where a handful of old shop houses retain original T-shaped wooden supports. The lack of fine architecture is somewhat …