Monuments and Museums in Ladakh

 Hall of Fame:

This museum is located near Leh Airfield and was constructed in memory of soldiers who lost their lives during Indo-Pak wars. It is being maintained by the Indian Army and has a two-floor building. The ground floor has biographies and photographs of the soldiers and a souvenir shop, while the first floor has guns and equipment of the Pakistani army seized by the Indian Army during Kargil War. The museum also displays information related to Ladakhi culture. A short 20-minute video in the auditorium depicting the Kargil war is a must watch.

 Tsemo Fort:

It is located further up from the Leh Palace. This fort is virtually visible from everywhere in Leh and appears as a crown on the head of the Palace ridge. The fort was once the royal residence of the Namgyal dynasty. The palace is small and ruined but contains a number of worship flags. Underneath the fort, is the Tsemo monastery that consists of 2 temple buildings built in the 15th century and an eight-meter tall and gold-faced statue of Maitreya Buddha.

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 Drass War Memorial:

This was built in the memory of martyrs who sacrificed their lives in operation Vijay during the Indo-Pak war in 1999. It is also called as Vijaypath. The museum’s main attraction is the Sandstone wall, which has names engraved on all the Indian soldiers who laid their lives during the Kargil War. Every year the Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated on 26th July at the memorial with the Prime Minister of India simultaneously paying tribute to the soldiers at Amar Jawan Jyothi at the India Gate, New Delhi. Also worth visiting is the Manoj Pandey War Gallery, named after captain Manoj Kumar Pandey, an officer of the Indian Army of the regiment 1/11 Gorkha Rifles. He was posthumously awarded India’s highest military honor, Param Veer Chakra. The gallery also houses pictures of soldiers marching the mountain slopes, soldiers cooking food in the upper reaches during the war and weapons recovered from the Pakistani forces.

 Jampa(Maitreya) Buddha Statue:

This statue is the largest statue in Ladakh and was built to promote peace and protection in the region. It is 32 meters tall and located near Diskit Monastery facing the Shyok river flowing towards Pakistan.


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