Drass War Memorial

Drass War Memorial is a place to commemorate the past and to give respect to our lost heroes. This attraction in Drass is a must visit place built by the Indian Army in memory of the soldiers who faced the Kargil war in 1999. Amongst all the tourist interest places in Ladakh, visiting this memorial gives a gesture, a respect to our brave heroes. At the Drass War Memorial, there is a War Gallery that showcases the war photos and it also depicts the stories of brave soldiers. An added feature in the memorial is a Sandstone wall which is inscribed with the names of the Indian army personnel who sacrificed their lives during the war.

Getting There

You can reach Drass War memorial via road from Srinagar to Leh. This attraction is located just a few hundred metres past Drass town. However, to get to Drass, you can get regular buses and taxis from Srinagar via National Highway 1.

Things to Do and See in and around

Drass war memorial is a must visit attraction itself and inside the premises there are interesting things to see. You can come and immortalize the heroic soldiers through the gallery that showcases the images of the war and the peaks captured back from Pakistan.


Drass War Memorial remains open from 10 am to 12 pm and 2pm to 5pm on all weekdays except Sunday.

Best time to visit

Drass is said to be the coldest place in India with the temperatures that drops to -45 °C during winters. So, the ideal time to visit Drass is during summers from June to early September.

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