Drass War Memorial, Kargil

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Commemorating Indian victims of the recent conflict with Pakistan, Drass War Memorial tells a story of an epic mountain battle. Located within the army base at the foothill of Tololing Hill, the memorial includes 527 graves of those who perished. The museum inside the memorial meticulously details the 1999 Kargil War, displaying a model of the battle and a rich gallery of personal weapons. The large courtyard features Mig-21s and a Pack Howitzer, as well as a memorial wall with names of the fallen. Located about 5 km (3 mi) from Dras city center, the site lies on the Srinagar-Leh highway. Make Drass War Memorial a part of your Kargil vacation plans using our Kargil online road trip planner .
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  • The memorial is build just across the point where the Indian army started off with Operation Vijay. You can have a good view of the key locations like Tololing, Tiger Hill, Rihno Hill and Batra Top. T...  more »
  • It's difficult to write about this place because it's not a place but feeling. Must visit place when on visit to Leh. Don't forget to listen to the kargil war story narrated by soldier present there. ...  more »
  • War memorial is a grand salute to our bravehearts who lost there life during kargil war. It tells u a tale of sheer courage which is not for ordinary men.Seeing our National flag high on back drop of ...  more »
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  • A must visit place. Will fill you with true patriotism and deep respect for real heroes of a nation, the soldiers.
  • This place is on the way to Kargil from Dras. A salute to all the brave soldiers who laid down their lives just for us so that we can stay safe. About Memorial : Kargil War Memorial, is a war memorial built by the Indian Army, located in Dras, in the foothills of the Tololing Hill. The memorial is located about 5 km from the city centre across the Tiger Hill. It is located on the Srinagar-Leh National Highway 1D. The memorial is in the memory of the soldiers and officers of the Indian Army who were killed during the 1999 conflict between India and Pakistan. The conflict later became known as the Kargil War. The memorial has a huge epitaph with names of all the officers and soldiers who died in war.Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated on 26 July every year at the memorial simultaneously the Prime Minister of India pays tribute to the soldiers at Amar Jawan Jyothi at the India Gate, New Delhi.[1] The main attraction of the whole memorial is the Sandstone wall, in the open, which has the names of all the Indian army personnel, who laid their lives during the Kargil war besides there is also a souvenir shop. Visitors to the memorial can also see from there, some of the peaks that the Indian army captured back from Pakistan.[3] A giant national flag, weighing 15 kg was hoisted at the Kargil war memorial to commemorate the 13th anniversary of India’s victory in the war.
  • This place is on the way to Kargil from Dras. This is very beautiful place you can see Indian Flag waving with every last breathe of soldiers. There is a museum where you can see the things kept from the Kargil war. The best vibe you can get is here.
  • A salute to all the brave soldiers who laid down their lives just for us so that we can stay safe. This memorial really brings tears to our eyes and makes us feel proud of our country and our brave Army which guards its frontiers. This place is testimony to the sacrifice.
  • KARGIL WAR MEMORIAL SHOWS HOW MANY SOLDIERS SACRIFICED THEIR LIFE FOR OUR COUNTRY.
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