Kargil (http://kargil.gov.in/index.htm) is in Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India. It is an important transit hub of Ladakh, with roads leading from here to Leh, Srinagar, and Padum in Zangskar. The unofficial capital of Muslim Ladakh, and capital of the Kargil district, it is still a small town. While interesting in many ways due to it’s historic position on the carivan routes, nothing of this is visable to the casual visitor. It is notorious with travelers as a necessary stop between Central Ladakh, Zangskar and Kashmir.
It is now famous due to the Kargil Conflict, when the town, and surrounding areas, was shelled by Pakistani based militants.