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Roots Travel Cafe

Cafe, , Indian
| Main Bazaar, Kargil 194103, India
+91 1985 233 009
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Cafe, Central Asian, Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
| Main Bazaar, Kargil 194103, India
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Things changed for me dramatically concerning Kargil in August 2016. I stumbled across Roots Travel Café. I have been to Zanskar many times and Kargil was always an awkward overnighter on the way there. The food at the café was excellent and my partner and...More

Thank Lance12345
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Wonderful, old world ambiance. Nice local flavour to the food and beverages. The people managing it are extremely friendly and steeped in local knowledge..

Thank Venkat T
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Roots cafe is the most amazing spot to chill out, read, play board games, use the wifi and drink delicious chai, coffee and hot snacks. It's a quiet, homely, beautifully decorated lounge room made with a lot of love and care and run by some...More

Thank Kelsey K
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

if you are blessed to travel in ladakh, you have to stay in kargil for more than one night. one of the reasons is this amazing place in kargil. a friendly atmosphere for great talks with your friends or with the people there. i enjoyed...More

Thank Rebi1991
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Roots, a place one must stop by if in Kargil. This place is just perfect for a wandering soul as it gives you a chance to get immersed in the rich culture of Ladakh. This cafe is one of a kind as it is a...More

Thank Ratna S
Reviewed 29 June 2017

At about 9 PM we visited this restaurant and it was a good restaurant. For dinner we ordered kashmiri food and they made it ready within 20 minutes and it was tasty.

Thank Anamika K
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Roots is a delightful team, one can stop by for food, chai, candid conversations and helpful bits of advice for your trips. The collection of boards games and books is vast, so you don't have to worry even if you walk in alone. Do make...More

Thank Prerna P
Reviewed 6 September 2016

This cafe was a pleasant surprise. When I got to Kargil I expected to find very basic facilities. However, this cosy and quaint cafe offers a wonderful escape from the small town realities of Kargil. This is a great place to chillout and catch up...More

2  Thank RohithAshok
Reviewed 27 August 2016

its good place for eat in remote area of himalaya. we tried few coffee cups and Cheeseee patato was wonderful

Thank isha471
Reviewed 23 August 2016

It was definitely a pleasure to fall up this cafe in Kargil, a much-needed break in a comfortable and cosy cafe with some music and wifi for the dreary traveler. They are stocked up with games, books and lots of helpful advice to plan your...More

Thank Karen D
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Average prices
US$ 3
Cafe, Central Asian, Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Street Parking, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Main Bazaar, Kargil 194103, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Jammu and Kashmir  >  Ladakh  >  Kargil District  >  Kargil
  • Phone Number: +91 1985 233 009
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Roots Travel Cafe is a one of a kind place for travellers and wanderers to meet like-minded people who are passing through the transit town of Kargil, Ladakh. Thoughtfully designed in vernacular style using locally available material, its a cosy space to relax, read books and relish on some homemade local bakeries and beverages. Managed by a crew of young locals you are sure to go back with unforgettable memories. You can also seek free travel information and tips here. Maps, guide books and other travel services are also available here.
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