Holiday Trip in Drass

Explore the Nature with Drass Holiday Packages

Located at an altitude of 3,300 meter above the sea level and 60-km west of Kargil on the road to Srinagar, Drass is a beautiful as well as small township lying in the center of the valley of the same name. This town has become popular worldwide for being the second coldest inhabited place in the world by good worth of the intense cold, which descends upon the valley along with repeated snowfalls during winters. In fact, the winter temperature is sometimes known to drop to less than -40; But during summer season the tracts around Drass becomes a pleasant idyllic sight, offering a complete contrast to the savage face worn by it during the winter months. The fields around Drass are cultivated for both cash and cereals crops. It houses a large number of monasteries and a small bazaar. It is connected to other parts of Ladakh by road. If you are a travel enthusiast and love trekking, buy Drass holiday packages on and enjoy memorable Drass tour.
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Tourist Attractions in & around Drass

While booking your Drass trip, checkout what are the destinations you must visit.

The Drass War Memorial:
Also known as 'the Kargil War Memorial', is the major tourist attraction in Drass. It is located on the Srinagar-Leh Highway. This structure is erected to commemorate the sacrifice of Indian soldiers who lost their lives during the Indo-Pak war, defending a barren and desolate landscape. This memorial has a very nice gallery that dilates the scenes from the blood battle. Further, the stunning view of the Tololing Range at the backdrop is worth a capture. Kargil Vijay Diwas, which is celebrated on 26 July every year in the Kargil Drass sector, is a tribute to the Kargil War Heroes.
Tiger Hill:
Overlooking the beautiful Drass Valley, the Tiger Hill perched at an elevation of 5,353 meters, making it the highest point in the region. This hill is surrounded by the Tolloling Range and other ridges that range from 5,000 to 6,500 meters. The Tiger Hill is another main tourist attraction in the Drass region that can easily be captured, down from the valley.
Zoji La:
The Drass valley begins from the base of the Zoji La pass, 'the Himalayan gateway to Ladakh'. For centuries its inhabitants are believed to have negotiated this formidable pass even during the most risky period in the late autumn or early spring, when the entire sector remains snow-bound and is subject to frequent snow storms, to transport trader's merchandise across and to help stranded travelers to traverse it.
Puga Valley:

The Puga Valley is popular for its hot water springs. Every year, hundreds of visitors come to this valley for a bath in these springs as it is believed that these springs help people suffering from skin diseases and rheumatism.

Other Activities to Enjoy at Drass:

Drass is a very suitable base for a 3-day long trek to Suru valley across the sub-range separating the two valleys. The trek pass you through some of the most beautiful upland villages and flower sprinkled meadows on both sides of the 4,500 meter high Umbala pass that falls en-route. In addition, the trek to this holy cave of Amarnath in neighboring Kashmir, which starts from Minamarg below Zoji La, takes 3 days and involves crossing of 5, 200 meter high pass.

Best Time to Visit Drass

Due to its high altitude of the Drass valley, it is only hospitable during the summer months. Also, it is the time when you can enjoy variety of adventure activities and sightseeing of the age-old monasteries. The best time to visit here is during summer season between May and September. On the other hand, winter months are too harsh for travel in this place. Therefore, plan your Drass vacation accordingly.

Must Buy Things from Drass

You won't find many shopping options in Drass. But, you can buy the authentic Pashmina, Kashmiri shawls and other common items from the local markets here. Also, you can buy traditional handicrafts and silk carpets of Drass that are very famous to buy as souvenirs and other home decoration items.

How to Reach Drass

Drass travel is a wonderful natural destination. Before booking Drass holiday packages, you must find out the best options to reach here.
By Air
Leh Airport is the nearest air link to this place. It operates flights from Delhi, Srinagar and Jammu. From here, you can hire private taxis to reach Drass.
By Train
The closest rail head to Drass is Jammu railway station. After getting off at the railway station, you can take a shared bus or hire private taxi reach here.
By Road
Buses plying between Srinagar and Kargil/Leh touch Drass. You must note that local buses leave Kargil in the morning and afternoon for Drass. Srinagar is well- connected with rest of the country via Air and Road through NHIA. So, select any of the transportation modes to enjoy easy Drass travel.
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