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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 a 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 stop over during their trek from Minamarg to Amarnath via Zojila Pass. This paradise, about 60 Km from Kargil was occupied by the Pakistani troops during the Kargil war in 1999. The war 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.
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.
Dras is ideal for the avid travellers and the trekkers who are in search of a pure and undisturbed beauty of the Himalayas.
Dras lies on NH 1D, on the way to Srinagar, hence can be reached by hiring a taxi from any of the nearby places. It does have an airport and railway station, thus travelling by road is the only opt... (Read More)