kargil Industrial Visit

Kargil going students can have their industrial visit in and around Kashmir, Jammu can as well be an option for outstation students coming from Punjab or Delhi side. For more information on the list of industries kindly see the J&K industries list

Kargil, the headquarters of the district of the same name, is around 204 km to the east of Srinagar and is the second largest town of Ladakh. Situated at an altitude of about 2,704 meters, Kargil, apart from its importance as a link town to Leh, is an important base for trekking to surrounding areas of the Suru valley, Drass valley and Zanskar region.Before Indian independence, the place was an important trading post for caravans travelling between Zanskar and Baltistan. Tourists traveling between Zanskar, Leh and Srinagar have to make right halt here, before starting second day of their journey.

Sights to See

Suru Valley

A 90 km drive to Parkachik through Sankoo, Panikhar and stretches of the country side takes the tourist to the foot of the Nun and Kun peaks. The trip from Kargil is easily done by taxi or local bus service operates on this route, returning the next day.

42 km from Kargil is the picturesque bowl shaped valley of Sankoo.

Kartse Kar
Kartse Kar is an ancient village with 7m tall rock carved statue of Maitriya Buddha. All this is an evidence of the presence of Buddhist Community in the pat.

Panikhar (67 km from Kargil)
This is the chief village of Suru Valley. It is a base for trekking across the main Himalayan range to the hill resorts of Pehalgam and Kishtwar.

Rangdum (130 km from Kargil)
At an altitude of 3657 meters is Rangdum, a Buddhist settlement with an 18th century monastery.


Industries enroute

  • Trumboo Cement Industries Private Limited
  • J&K Industries Limited.

And many More Industries for more information see state wise list of Industries

Padam, Zanskar Valley
240 km from Kargil, it is approached through the only motorable road from Kargil passing through the picturesque Suru Valley and Panzila Pass (14400 ft.). The road remains motorable from 1st week of July till end November only. Padam is administrative headquarter of the region. Padam has number of economy hotels besides Tourism Bungalow of J & K Tourism. Beyond the basic amenities, no tourist amenities available here.


Mulbekh (32 km)
40 km from Kargil on the Leh-Kargil road is Mulbek famous for its 9 metre high rock carvings. There is a monastery perched atop a hillock. You can find Tourist Bungalow of J&K Tourism here. 5 km short of Mulbek is the cave Monastery of Shergole tucked away in a conglomerate formation and further inside the side valley of Fokar is the famous hermitage of Urgian Zong.

Drass (60 km)
Drass is around 60 Km to the west of Kargil on the road to Srinagar. The Drass valleys starts from the base of the Zojila pass, the Himalayan gateway to Ladakh. Drass is a convenient base for a long trek to Suru valley, Amarnath Caves and numerous other short treks.

Drass is the second coldest inhabited place in the world where the temperature goes as low as –50 in the winter. All tourists travelling from Srinagar to Ladakh by road are required to register themselves at the Tourist Registration Centre at Drass: – Tourist Reception Centre, J&KTDC, Kargil Tel: (01985) 252228 / 252266.

How would you like to travel?

Srinagar airport is connected by flights with different cities in India.
The nearest railhead is Jammu connected with all parts of India.
Kargil is connected by motorable roads to several places in Jammu and Kashmir.
Kargil is:
  • 204 km from Srinagar
  • 497km from Jammu  
  • 60 km from Drass
  • 125 km from Lamayaru
  • 230 km from Leh
  • 360 km from Wayanad

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