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Tiger Hill,Leh-Ladakh(India)

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OVERVIEW

Tiger Hill is a mountain in the Srinagar. Since Tiger Hill is the best peak within the zone, the Pakistani forces who held the peak could easily see the navy headquarters of the 56 Brigade, the primary Indian pressure in the price of the vicinity. Tiger Hill overlooks the National Highway 1D, a strategic route to Siachen Glacier and connects Srinagar to Leh in Ladakh which enabled the Pakistanis to watch the Srinagar-Leh Highway, the main supply path of the Kargil Sector, and relay facts of troop and supply movements to their superiors. Tiger Hill shot into prominence after the major battle took place to take back the peak from the Pakistani Army who captured it in 1999. In fact, the battle for the recapture of Tiger Hill or the ‘Point 4660’ is considered to be one of the most important battles waged by the Indian army against the Pakistani army during the Kargil War in 1999.
 

Best Time To Visit

July to September is the summer season of Ladakh. During this season, the sky will be clear and thus, it is easier to get a good view of the mountain. Moreover, the climate will be suitable for camping and trekking. Winter is the worst time to visit the hill. Winter starts in November and ends in April. This is the coldest time in this region and snowfall will be heavy. The climate can go as low as -60 degrees C during peak winter nights. The memorial is open from 7 in the morning until 8 in the evening. The memorial is closed between 23 and 26 July due to Kargil Vijay Diwas. The Tiger Hill is open to the public throughout the year.
 

Open and Closing Time

Timing: Monday to Sunday 6:00 am - 6:00 pm Suggested duration: 5-6 Days
 

General Information

Entry Fee: Fee
 

Near By Attraction

Hotels available near Tiger Hill
 

Application Availability Which Saves Some Money

Zomato, Swiggy(Provide lip-smacking food at a cheap price). Uber, Ola(Provide 24/7 Cab Services).
 

Interesting facts about Tiger Hill

 
The main tourist attraction of this hill is trekking. Tourists can climb up to the viewpoints to get a panoramic view of the surrounding area. A few consider camping to enjoy an outdoor evening. There is a Kargil War memorial on the highway road. One can get a good view of the hill from the memorial on a clear day. Inside the Kargil War memorial or the Drass War Memorial, you can find a memorial sandstone wall with the names of the soldiers who died during the battle. The Indian flag that is hosted in the memorial is said to weigh 15 kg. A soldier explains live briefing of the war in Hindi, every day. There is a gallery of photos of the operation, soldier, captured weapons and equipment of Operation Vijay.
 
This vista point of Tiger Hill is a pristine natural beauty where you can enjoy the virgin charm of Darjeeling in its most captivating form. At sunrise, the peaks of Kanchenjunga are lit up before the sunlight is seen anywhere else in the city, which is an amazing thing to experience. Another notable point of elegance here is the beautiful natural beauty of Tiger Hill, which is covered in mild verdant foliage paired with sublime clouds in the background. The fresh morning air as you make your way to the summit is a refreshing experience away from the banter of city life. Tiger Hill shot into prominence after the major battle took place to take back the peak from the Pakistani Army who captured it in 1999. In fact, the battle for the recapture of Tiger Hill or the ‘Point 4660’ is considered to be one of the most important battles waged by the Indian army against the Pakistani army during the Kargil War in 1999. The Tiger Hill was recaptured in a three-pronged attack by the Indian army which comprised of the Alpha, Charlie and Ghatak Company of the Grenadiers, Nagas, and Sikhs. A contingent of 12-18 army men climbed a steep cliff - as portrayed in the Bollywood movie Lakshya based on sequences of Kargil war - of over 1000 feet for a surprise attack whereas 200 teams assaulted up front with 2000 troops providing rear support.

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