When you go home, you must tell people that for your tomorrow, we have sacrificed our today. In the ‘Kargil War Memorial’ located in Drass, Kargil, these lines are engraved and make any Indian proud and obliged to pay tribute to the martyred soldiers. This is the place where the country gratefully remembers more than 500 of its Ranbankurs, who died in the Kargil war 20 years ago, on 26 July every year, who sacrificed their lives to protect the country.
Ever since the ‘Kargil War Memorial’ was built in Dras, Kargil has become a pilgrimage in away. It is noteworthy that the Kargil war was fought between India and Pakistan in 1999. It started on May 8, 1999, when Pakistani soldiers and Kashmiri militants were seen on the peak of Kargil. Later, the Indian Army’s Jabanjo drove him out and gave the country a historic victory in this war.
This war memorial is a means to keep more than 500 of those soldiers fresh in their memories, not only for the country but also for the people of Dras. The distance of this war memorial from Kargil city is about 60 km. is. This war memorial was dedicated to the nation on 9 November 2004. Just behind the tricolour where you will see Tiger-Hill on one side and Tololing Hill on the other side. Here in the pink building, an immortal jawan Jyoti keeps burning on the lines of India Gate of Delhi. On the backside there, you will find the names of all the martyrs written on a big wall. All the martyrs’ names along with their battalion inscribed stones have also been planted.
When to go Ladakh
The period between May and June is considered ideal for visiting Kargil.
How to reach
Kargil is located near Srinagar and is easily accessible by road. The nearest airports to Kargil are Leh and Srinagar. These airports are well connected to many cities in India. The nearest rail link to Kargil is the Jamutavi railway station, which is about 480 km. Is located at a distance. This railway station is connected to many cities in the country. Kargil can be reached by the Srinagar-Leh road. The route remains open from mid-June to November. Normal and deluxe buses of Jammu and Kashmir State Transport Corporation-run on this route regularly, through which Kargil can be reached. Apart from this, Kargil can also be reached by taxi from Srinagar and Leh.