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Kargil War Memorial

Drass, National Highway 1D, Jammu and Kashmir 194102

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About Kargil War Memorial

Evoking a feeling of nationalism and patriotism at one glance, Kargil war memorial is a must visit attraction in Kargil. The memorial is built to honor the soldiers who fought bravely in the Kargil war against Pakistan. At the memorial house, one can see picture description of the major event that took place during the war and army personals who lost their lives. Additionally, the memorial has Sandstone wall where the name of all the soldiers who are inscribed.



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Zoji La35.39km from Kargil War Memorial

High mountain pass at an elevation of 3,528 meters. It is often closed during winter, driving through the pass in winter means driving between thick walls of ice on both sides.

Suru Valley45.37km from Kargil War Memorial

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Sonamarg49.42km from Kargil War Memorial

Sonamarg, which means ‘meadow of gold’ has, as its backdrop, snowy mountains against a cerulean sky. The Sindh meanders along here and abounds with trout and mahseer, snow trout can be caught in the main river. In late April when Sonamarg is open for road transport, the visitors can have access to snow which is furnished all over like a white carpet. Private vehicles are not allowed. Visitors have to hire taxi .

Thajiwas glacier, Sonmarg, Kashmir51.21km from Kargil War Memorial

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Pahalgam64.9km from Kargil War Memorial

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Gadsar Lake68.82km from Kargil War Memorial

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Ladakh is renowned for its remote mountain beauty and culture. Most of it lies in the Himalayan mountain ranges, at an average height of 3,000 meters. One of the sparsely populated regions in India