Widely known as the coldest place in India, Dras is a magnificently barren mountainous terrain. Engulfed within sky-touching peaks, embellished by the snow in ruthless winters and highland pastures, this little town rests in the Kargil district of Jammu and Kashmir. Dras opens the gates to the magical kingdom of Ladakh. The city preserves an ornate memorial for the martyrs of the Kargil War. Hearing tales of the army guarding enemy lines will make your heart go out to them. Sonamarg to Dras is an odyssey brimming with ethereal surreality and cutting through Zoji La, though it is a tad bit tiring. It is a slow affair induced by the incredulous mighty mountainous passes that lure you away into a never-wanting-to-end vacation.