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Drass War Memorial - Kashmir

Drass War Memorial - Kashmir Popularly known as Gateway to Ladakh, Drass is one of the prominent attractions lying very close to India – Pakistan’s LOC (Line of Control). The number of tourists visiting Drass is in the increasing trend since Kargil war in 1999 and the place still retains its charm.

Gorgeous Valleys, heritage monuments and Spiritual Centre add beauty to this wonderful destination and Drass War Memorial is the highlight of all attractions, a symbol of reverence to Indian Soldiers who lost their lives in 1999 Kargil War.

You can find the names of all the brave souls in this epitaph, visiting which will kindle the patriotism in every visitor.

Other popular locations in Drass :

  • Mushkoh Valley – an uninhabitable location with a stunning view of glaciers around, ideal for trekking trails
  • Minamarg – all about lush green vegetation, dazzling glaciers and gorgeous flora
  • Manman Top – Aerial view of entire Drass can be enjoyed.

Visitor’s Info

  • Located at a height of 3280metres above the sea level
  • Drass is the coldest place in India and planet’s second coldest inhabited location
  • Zojila pass is the starting point of the glorious Drass Valley
  • Drass is photographers’ paradise
  • Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated on 26th July of every year.
  • Get acclimatized to the climate as even the most seasoned travelers may find it difficult to adopt to the climate prevailing in Drass, especially in winter season
  • How To Reach Drass War Memorial?

    By Air : Srinagar and Leh are the airports nearest to Drass at a distance of 160 and 270kms respectively. Both airports have good connectivity to all major cities of the country. From these two airports, taxis can be hired to reach the destination.

    By Train : Nearest railway station is at Jammu at a distance of 412kms.

    By Road : From Delhi, you can choose between Leh-Manali Highway or Srinagar – Leh Highway.