One of Kashmir’s best-known gems is Ladakh which, for four months every year, turns into a rider’s paradise. Every year, a large number of biking enthusiasts head to this rugged terrain for the most adventurous ride of their lives. This year, our colleagues –Ajinkya Lad and Charanpreet Singh Mankoo — followed the call of the mountains and hit the road. They transported their bikes to New Delhi from where they started their ride towards Ladakh. One of the most beautiful legs of their journey was a visit to Kargil and the War Memorial. They captured the magnificent landscapes in the following pictures and were kind enough to share them with us. The timing couldn’t have been better as today is Kargil Vijay Diwas, the day the Kargil war came to an end with India taking command of the outposts that were captured by Pakistani intruders. ALSO SEE Kargil Day 2016: Why is Kargil Vijay Diwas celebrated Also Read - Pakistani Man Arrested For Attacking Sikh Shrine in England

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The memorial is located five km from the city of Dras

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A closer look at the aircraft specimen in front of the memorial


At the War Memorial compound, you see some things captured from the Pakistani army during the Kargil war


The road leading to the entrance


Also called Vijaypath, the Kargil War memorial is a must-visit for every Indian!


Located across the Tiger Hill, the memorial invokes a sense of pride.


The entrance to the War Memorial: the phrase makes you feel patriotic, doesn’t it?


In memory of martyrs who gave their lives serving the nation, the sandstone wall has all their names etched.


Inside the museum


Against the beautiful blue sky, the memorial stands as a token of our tribute to the Indian Army


Don’t these pictures make you feel proud to be Indian?


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