Kargil Day or Kargil Vijay Diwas is observed on July 26 to commemorate the anniversary of Kargil War. The war between India and Pakistan that lasted over 60 days caused heavy loss of life on both sides. The war ended on July 26 after India took over the command of the outposts from Pakistani intruders and regained the possession of Kargil. On Kargil Vijay Diwas, heroes of Kargil war are honoured and functions are held all across the nation to acknowledge the armed forces’ contribution. Also Read - Instant Karma! Video Showing Buffalo Dislodging Men From Cart For Making it Race Goes Viral

Although Kargil came into the spotlight because of the war, the place has always had some of the most stunning landscapes in the country. Located in Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir, Kargil is a town situated along the banks of the Suru River. Since the war, Kargil has become something of a tourist spot and it is with good reason: Also Read - Day After Crossing 50,000 Mark, Maharashtra Registers 2,436 New cases; Tally Stands at 52,667

For one, it looks like this when the stars are out


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River Suru silently flowing through the valley is bound to make you fall in love instantly


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And we don’t even have to say anything about its landscape!


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At a distance you can spot the snow-capped mountain peaks


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And the valley looks like it is straight out of a movie set!


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These winding roads welcome you to Kargil


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And when the autumn arrives, Kargil looks something like this


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Come on now, don’t you want to visit that hamlet?


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Just look at these scenes!


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What’s not there to like?


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This stunning sight, located at the very edge our great nation is bound to make you feel patriotic.


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And that, of course, the iconic Kargil War Memorial… a solemn reminder of a grim war.


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Visit Kargil! You won’t regret it!


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