Dras, a town of the Kargil district in the state of Jammu and Kashmir is at a distance of about 60 km from the Kargil district and is often called the 'Gateway to Ladakh'. It is located at the height of 3230m and is the second coldest place (the first being Siberia) inhabited in the world, with temperatures dropping to as low as -45 degree celsius.
The three famous pinnacles tiger hills, the three pimples and Tololing can be viewed from Dras. The town is also a trekking base where people stopover during their trek from Minamarg to Amarnath via Zojila Pass. The Pakistani troops occupied this paradise during the Kargil war in 1999. The battle continued for about two months during which course several Army men died. But the Indian army recaptured Dras and to commemorate their sacrifice, Dras war memorial was built which is today, the main attraction of this village.
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Great destination to experience the stunning landscape throughout the year.
Terrorism prone area but well guarded by the Indian Military. Heavy snowfall during winters causes roadblocks.
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