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10 Best Places to Visit in Drass

Discover the breathtaking Landscapes of Drass Valley

Overview

Drass is a beautiful valley in the District of Kargil in Ladakh, the Union Territory of India. Drass is also called the gateway of Ladakh. Drass is located on the Leh-Kargil National Highway at 3230 meters above the sea. Zojila pass marks the beginning of Drass valley. Drass is the second coldest place on the earth during winters. It is a snow-clad region and in the winters the temperatures fall down making this region very cold.

Apart from the cold in winter, Drass stands up to being one of the most picturesque destinations in the District of Kargil in Ladakh. Drass Valley offers its visitors beautiful views of shiny snow-clad mountains, amazing sunrises and sunsets, Buddhist monasteries, the famous Kargil War Memorial and much more. To let you know more about Drass, Cliffhangers India brings to you this blog on 10 best places to visit in Drass.

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01. Stagsboo

Stagsboo or Stiaqbo is a place with stone curvatures. It is located nearly 2 kilometres from Drass on the Kargil-Srinagar highway. Stiaqbo has beautiful ancient rock carvings and stone images of Maitreya Buddha and Padma Pani Avalokiteshvar. There are also a couple of Tibetan inscriptions found here. They may be from the 12-14th Century. Most other sculptures and carvings date back to as old as the 7-8th century. A visit to Stiaqbo can be a truly heritage oriented and cultural experience.

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    02. Ningoor Mosque:

    Ningoor mosque better known as Ningoor masjid is a colourful religious entity in Drass. This masjid has a beautiful architecture and according to a legend it is believed that one of the walls of the Ningoor masjid was created on its own while it was getting constructed. The designs and architecture of Ningoor masjid catches everyone’s attention with an admiration for its beautiful blue, green and turquoise minaret. Ningoor masjid is a must visit place for all the travellers of Drass.

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    03. Mushko Valley

    Mushko Valley is on the extreme west of Ladakh. It is a beautiful valley with flowers, sheep, and local farming, as its attractive features. It is not much inhabited because of the extreme weather conditions of this region but when visiting Drass-Kargil, one can definitely come to Mushko Valley and enjoy the picturesque beauty of this valley.

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    04. Drass War Memorial and Tiger Hill

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    Tiger Hill is nestled in a mountainous area in Drass-Kargil, Ladakh. Tiger Hill has an altitude of 5307 metres. It is one of the highest mountains here. Tiger Hill is closer to National Highway 1 and hence reaching here is  convenient. Tiger Hill was also in news because of the Kargil war of 1999. Right now it stands tall with a beautiful stature and happens to be a good place to visit in Drass-Kargil.

    Along the Tiger Hill at a distance of around 5 km is the Drass War Memorial that was built in the memory of the martyrs of the Kargil War. It is a special and honourable place at the foothills of Tololing Hill. The memorial here is built for the great valour shown by our victorious Indian Army Soldiers.

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    05. Minamarg

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    Minamarg is a beautiful meadow situated near the Machli Glacier and Zojila pass. Minamarg is located at a distance of 30 km from Drass. Minamarg has lush green beauty and it also is the way to the other famous pilgrimage place known as Amarnath.

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    06. Amarnath

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    This is a breathtaking Glacier in Kargil that can be reached via the Pensi La pass on the Kargil-Zanskar road. Drang Drung Glacier looks stunning and can impress any of its visitors with its picturesque beauty. Drang Drung Glacier is a favourite among road travellers as well as the hikers. The Drang Drung Glacier is a humongous 23 km long glacier and is the largest of all the glaciers of Ladakh or Kargil.

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    07. Draupadi Kund

    The Draupadi Kund holds a lot of significance in the Indian Hindu Mythology. It is a pond holding mythological importance. The Draupadi Kund is situated on the Kargil-Srinagar  National Highway. The Draupadi Kund is at a distance of around 75 km from the District of Kargil. It has become a pilgrimage place for the Indian Hindu community.

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    07. Bhimbat

    Bhimbat is located near Drass. This is another Hindu mythological legendary place. Bhimbat is a stone believed to be the solidified version of ‘Bhim’, one of the strongest brothers of Pandavas from the epic of the Mahabharata.

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    07. Saliskote

    The second beautiful village is  Saliskote. Saliskote is well known for the Mutahhary Public School and Darul Quran E Masjid a famous Mosque. After reading this, we are sure you would add Saliskote to the itinerary of your Drass tour.

    These were the 10 best places to visit in Drass. Hope you liked reading about all these 10 best places to visit in Drass. Kargil Drass region is now safe to travel and we are sure you will enjoy your experience at the 10 best places to visit in Drass . With the guidance and support of a trusted travel planner you can choose to visit Drass soon and get to see all the 10 best places to visit in Drass.

    Cliffhangers India is an experienced travel planner for the Union Territories of Ladakh and Jammu & Kashmir.

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    FAQ's

    Drass Valley is famous for its cold temperature. The valley is surrounded by the lush green meadows and gushing water streams that flow through the valley. This place is one of the most breathtaking places to visit. The valley is situated at a height of 10,800 feet above sea level. It is 140 kilometerskilometers from Srinagar and 63 kilometers from Sonmarg.

    Yes, Drass is a beautiful place to visit and attracts thousands of tourists across the globe. Here in Drass Valley travellers can find mixed cultures of Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus, etc. Drass Valley is one of the prominent destinations in Ladakh. You can explore its spectacular beauty and the religious sites, Drass Valley is completely heaven on earth.

    Drass Valley is one of the coldest places in India. July to October is the ideal time to visit Drass Valley. This is a place full of adventures, wildlife, and many religious sites. Sightseeing in the Drass Valley is such a beautiful thing you can choose. Apart from sightseeing, you can also indulge yourself in many adventure activities such as trekking, wildlife tours, etc.

    Drass Valley is famous for its historical significance while Kargil is known for its famous Kargil War 1991. These two places are popular for their high-altitude trekking routes. Drass is often called the ‘’Gateway of Ladakh”. It is the Valley with stunning high mountain passes and gorgeous landscapes. 

    Drass is one of the second coldest regions in the world. The Valley remains cold due to its high altitude of about 3230 meters. The winters here are for a long period from October till May it observes a harsh cold climate. The temperature hits -40 degrees Celsius at that time The valley receives heavy snowfall and the summers here are short from June to September

    The best time to visit Drass Valley is in the summer season. From June to September, it is considered the best time to visit Drass Valley. In the summer season, you can enjoy the sightseeing of the entire Drass Valley as at that time it is in full glory and the weather also remains pleasant for sightseeing and to enjoy many outdoor activities. The average temperature in summer months ranges from 15- 25 degrees Celsius.

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