Kargil War Memorial

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  • Address: Dras, Srinagar-Leh National Highway, 1D, India., Kargil
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Memorial, War Memorial, Family And Kids

The Dras War Memorial (aka Vijaypath) is a war memorial built by the Indian Army in memory of the valiant soldiers who lost their lives during the Kargil War. The Kargil War was fought between the nations of India and Pakistan. It began on May 8, 1999 when the Pakistani army intruded the Indian side of the LOC (Line of Control). The battle continued for almost two months and on July 4, 1999, after an 11 hour long combat, India won. The then Indian Prime Minister Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee declared Operation Vijay (Kargil War) a success by July 26.

At the Dras War Memorial, you will find a Memorial Wall. Names of the Indian soldiers and officers who lost their lives in the Kargil War are inscribed on it. A beautiful tribute to the brave souls lost. 

How to Reach Kargil War Memorial

  • Hiring a private taxi or renting a car is recommended. 

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  • Kargil War Memorial Address: Dras, Srinagar-Leh National Highway, 1D, India., Kargil
  • Kargil War Memorial Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Kargil War Memorial(preferred time): 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Time required to visit Kargil War Memorial: 00:30 Mins
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  • 95% of people who visit Kargil include Kargil War Memorial in their plan

  • 63.64% of people start their Kargil War Memorial visit around 10 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Kargil War Memorial

Monday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kargil War Memorial

People normally club together Mulbekh Monastery and Kargil Market while planning their visit to Kargil War Memorial.

People also prefer to start their day with Kargil War Memorial.

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Kargil War Memorial Reviews & Ratings

  • Those who think of giving this place anything less than 5star must reassess their soul. This is the place that reminds you that you are indebted towards the forces that stay active throughout the year every minute to safeguard us. Emotional place to see the letters written by soldiers (displayed in memorial). Do watch the documentary and have samosa, tea, coffee all at extremely basic rates. Buy some books from in-house book store.

  • An absolute unmissable part of Kargil. This is where you need to come to pay homage to the fallen heroes of the 1999 Kargil War, where so many brave men defended the motherland. This beautifully curated memorial speaks to you in a very touching way. Most people including me, were moved to tears even though no one spoke a word. You can see the Tololing Top right in front and also glimpses of Tiger Hill on a clear day. Goosebumps guaranteed!

  • Visit to this place gives you goosebumps, as mere mention of Kargil bring backs the valor and sacrifice of young officers of army. While on your way to Leh, this memorial is a must go. It's well maintained, as been the hall mark of Indian Army. It has a small shop selling souvenir commemorative of Kargil war. The plaque at various places states the actual experience and courage of the soldiers of Indian Army. Salute to every defence personnel serving our great nation. Jai Hind.

  • Must visit for the spirit of national heros and to witness the greatness of Indian Army... Must attend the army breifing.

  • Awesome place to be.you can locate Tiger Hill from there.Clean and worth visiting .The entry is free

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