Places To Visit In Dras

Top Things to do in Dras

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1. Dras War Memorial

Dras War Memorial
Must visit 3.3 /5

5 km
from city center
1 out of 7
places to visit in Dras

Located in Kargil, the Dras War Memorial is built by the Indian Army in memory of the soldiers and officers who lost their lives during the Kargil war in 1999. Also known as Vijaypath, it has an epitaph dedicated to the valiant soldiers. The main highlight here is the pink sandstone wall engraved with the names of the soldiers who died fighting for the country.

2. Minamarg

3.0 /5

34 km
from city center
2 out of 7
places to visit in Dras

Lying on one of the trails of Amarnath Yatra, Minamarg is known for its scenic hills and valleys and Machoi glaciers. It is located at a distance of 30km from Dras.

3. Matayen

3.0 /5

16 km
from city center
3 out of 7
places to visit in Dras

A small village, located just 20 km from Dras is a unique place in the entire Ladakh region (including Kargil district). This village is the only village in the entire region where Kashmiri is spoken prominently.

4. Ningoor Masjid

Ningoor Masjid
3.0 /5

1 km
from city center
4 out of 7
places to visit in Dras

It is believed that one of the walls of this masjid, was raised naturally during construction. Wrapped around such legends and beliefs, Ningoor Masjid is located at a distance of 7 km, and often frequented by Muslim pilgrims.

5. Mushko Valley Trek

Mushko Valley Trek
3.0 /5

8 km
from city center
5 out of 7
places to visit in Dras

Another 3-day trek that Dras hosts, is from Mushku Valley to Tilail in Gurez.

6. Trek to Saliskote

Trek to Saliskote
3.0 /5

24 km
from city center
6 out of 7
places to visit in Dras

Covering the Laser la region, this one is a two-day trek from Dras to Saliskot.

7. Trek to Amarnath

Trek to Amarnath
3.0 /5

33 km
from city center
7 out of 7
places to visit in Dras

The 3-day trek to the Amarnath caves starts at Minamarg, which is 30km away from Dras.

FAQs on Dras

Can you suggest an itinerary for Dras?

Dras is mainly a trekking base, but if someone wants to visit this place, it is recommended not to miss Dras war memorial. Dras is usually visited as a part of visits to places like Kargil and other major treks. It is recommended to stop over at Dras for some time to see the memorial. If you have a whole day to spend at the place, use the time to enjoy the beauty of the place and maybe even explore the photographer within you.

How can I commute within Dras?

There are bus services in the region which are the main mode of transportation. Otherwise a bit more expensive but faster mode is jeep. You can hire personal jeep or board on a shared jeep to travel within or around the town.
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What are the top sightseeing places in Dras?

The top sightseeing places in Dras are Dras war memorial, Minamarg, Matayen, Ningoor Masjid, Mushko Valley Trek, Trek to Saliskote.
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