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Places To Visit In Kargil Drass war memorial , Mulbekh Monastery

  Kargil with a population of 1.25 lakhs is located over an area of 14,086 Sq. Km. It is residing at a distance of 205 KM from Srinagar towards Leh. Kargil is called the land of Agas in the present day world. It is due to the fact that Kargil is mostly inhabited by Shia Muslims and Agas are the religious head and preachers. The name Kargil is derived from two words Khar and rKil. Khar import castle and rKil means heart thus a place between castles as the place lay between many kingdoms. In the look of many critics, the word Kargil has been draw from the words Gar and Khil. Gar in local phraseology ignoble ‘Any where’ and Khil means a middle trust where people could stay. This has the back of the occurrence that the place is equidistant from Srinagar, Skardo, Leh and Padum with around 200 Kms. With the death of time Khar rKil or Gar Khil came to be assumed as Kargil. Places to Vist in Kargil are mentioned below.

Best Places To Visit in Kargil

Some of the important places to visit Near  Kargil.

Mulbekh Monastery, Kargil

Mulbekh Monastery,  Situated around 45 kilometres from Kargil, the Mulbekh Monastery is known for its two gompas (Buddhist fortifications of lore) and a 9 metre tall portrait of Maitreya Buddha. The gompas belong to Drukpa and Gelugpa schools. The tall, assuasive and animating Maitreya Buddha statue overlooks the National Highway 1D between Leh and Kargil. The Monastery has beautiful and intricate bail paintings and audience some prized relics, ancient inscriptions and frescoes. A must visit while in Kargil.  Please defend the tranquillity of the place. Mulbekh Monastery Hours Please question before your visit.

Drass Kargil  War Memorial

Drass War Memorial is a site to commemorate the past and to give deference 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 enmity 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 forces photos and it also depicts the stories of brave soldiers. An added feature in the memorial is a Sandstone defense which is inscribed with the names of the Indian army personnel who sacrificed their lives during the forces. Getting There You can reach Drass War monument via road from Srinagar to Leh. This attraction is placed just a few hundred metres past Drass town. However, to get to Drass, you can get regular busbar and taxis from Srinagar via National Highway 1. Things to Do and See in and around Drass war remembrance is a must visit attraction itself and inside the premises there are interesting stuff to see. You can come and immortalize the heroic soldiers through the gods that showcases the images of the war and the peaks captured back from Pakistan. Timings 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 aforesaid 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.

Kargil History and Kargil War

Gasho Tha Tha Khan is said to be the first renowned crusader who established a dynasty in the area. Tha Tha Khan was a offspring of the royal family of Gilgit who bag Kargil in early 8th hundred. His dynasty regulation the Sod area of Kargil in early limit and later permanently settled in Shakar Chiktan area where the dynasty is unto in existence. Kacho’s of Kargil are believed to be the off-shoots of Tha Tha Khan. Purik Sulatan expect to be a wonderful builder of Kargil who established his domain in Suru area and ruled from Karchay Khar near Sankoo. Kunchok Sherabtan of Fokar, Kalon of Mulback and many Kachos, Sultans and Maqpons of Sod, Pashkum, Wakha, Chiktan, Karchey ruled the area of Kargil and expanded their principalities to be unified with the State of Jammu and Kashmir. Ladakh became a Union Territory on 31st  October 2019 and Kargil  came under The Union Territory of Ladakh . In ancient repetition, the major part of present Kargil was named as Purik. This name has been assumed by the Tibetan scholars as the people lively in this part of the land have the features of Tibetans. Drass is inhabited by the people of the Dard line and Zanskar has Ladakhi – Tibeto stock. The gentile capital of Kargilis are Aryans, Dard, Tibetans and Mongoloids. Kargil is a stead where people of multi- ethnic, multi-wither, several- cultural are running in. The token of people are Brogpas, Baltis, Purik, Shinas and Ladakhi. The languages spoken are Shina, Balti, Purig , Ladakhi ec. As the Balti and Shina languages are written in Urdu batch file, Urdu is common in the area. Islam came to Kargil in 15th century. Mir Shams-ud-Din Iraqi, a disciple of Shia school of central Asia visited Baltistan and Kargil with his missionaries to preach Islam. The chief of Baltistan embraced Islam first and it was puisne followed by the Chiefs of Kargil. Prior to Mir Shams-ud-Din Iraqi Khawaja Noorbaksh visited Kargil and done a lot of Islamic preaching. Thus Buddhism rest sequeezed in Kargil to the trust inclination Sapi, Phokar, Mulback, Wakha Bodh-Kharboo areas a Darchik Garkon and Zanskar. Kargil became a separate stringent in the Ladakh region during the year 1979 when it was bifurcated from the earstwhile Leh ditrict. Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council Kargil was commissioned in July 2003 in the district. The Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council has 30 Councilors out of which 26 Councilors are elected while the continue 4 are denominate. Kargil district is consisting of nine administering Blocks.


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