1. Hall of Fame- Build by Indian Army, in memory of soldiers who lost their lives in Kargil war.
After lunch we went to the war memorial which was hardly 2km. from our hotel. Hall of Fame is a museum constructed and maintained by the Indian army. It is open every day from 9 am to 7 pm. with a one hour closure for lunch from 1 pm. to 2 pm.. Entry fee is Rs 25 per person. Cameras are allowed but with a nominal additional fee.The museum has two floors divided into various sections. Some sections are dedicated to wars that the country had fought. A large section is dedicated to Operation Vijay or the Kargil war. The arms and ammunition used by the army have been displayed. Various photographs and detail description of the timelines of the war is also there in the display. There is a section called “The Last post "where the letters written by Captain Vijayant Thapar to his parents before he attained martyrdom have been displayed. There is also a section called “Lest we forget” which displays the photographs of those soldiers who laid down their lives defending our nation.The photographs and the artifacts and the stories will definitely leave you with a profound sense of grief along with the feeling of pride. We had lost track of time going through those. These fine young men who gave up their lives without slightest hesitation to defend the motherland, were the finest lives the nation had produced. Just wondered, what they would have contributed to the nation had they been alive.There is also a section on the Siachen glacier. Seeing It one can realize what hardships our troops go through day in and day out, while we go about our daily live, safe and secured.Finally there is a section on Ladakh- it’s history, flora and fauna which is very informative. It would be a better idea to visit this place on day 1 or 2 of your Ladakh tour.
We went to Hall of Fame, and a funny incident happened. There was a group of National Cadet Corps on a field trip. Since I’m 6 feet 1 inch tall girl, a cadet assumed I’m a famous personality and requested to click a selfie with me. I happily agreed and my groupmates were amused to see that. For fun, they started treating me as if I'm a somebody (tbh, I kinda enjoyed it). After that, we went to the local market to pamper our taste buds.Surbhi at Sangam
1) Hall of Fame -A museum dedicated to the Indian soldiers and run by the Indian Army itself, houses weapons, history exhibits and a souvenir shop. While I was rather overwhelmed and shaken by this war memorial, it's a place you must visit to read about and experience the barbaric brutalities faced by our Indian soldiers. Much to my surprise, a lot of information that is exhibited in text is already on the net but visiting the museum will give you the chills.
VENUE: Hall of Fame Museum, Leh-Kargil Road, near Leh Airport - Open to All Daily- Entry Fee Rs 100.How to ReachHall of Fame Museum is located on the Leh-Kargil Road about 4km away from Leh city. From the Leh Airport, Hall of Fame is located at a distance of approximately 2.1km.