Drass War Memorial: Ladakh Travel Guide

Introduction

Drass Memorial was built in the memory of the martyrs who placed their nation above their life; the martyrs who sacrificed their lives in Operation Vijay that aimed at getting India back from the intruders. This Indo-Pak war took place in 1999, and finally the mighty Indian soldiers defeated Pakistani troops. Out of the million things an Indian can do for the country, visiting Drass Memorial is a gesture of respect for the immortal souls of Indian army men. The memorial is mainly built of pink-sandstone with an epitaph. The museum in this war memorial exhibits army emblems, model of Himalyan Mountain Range and documents archive. There is a special War Gallery namely Captain Manoj Kumar that has photographs and weapons. The walls have the name of the soldiers who sacrificed in the war. A beautiful poem by Dr. Harivansh Rai Bachchan is placed in the entrance. The Memento Shop sells t-shirts, mugs, caps etc. 

Timings: 10 am- 12 pm and 2pm-5pm (Closed on Sundays)


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