Kargil War Monument - Pondicherry
The Kargil War that happened between the armed forces of India and Pakistan, took place in the year of 1999. Thhe war also known as Kargil conflict took place along the Line of Control between India and Pakistan. Pakistan soldiers dressed as Kashmiri militants positioned themselves into the Indian side of the Line of Control which was discovered by the Indian government. This triggered the Kargil war.
The war took place in the town of Kargil which is located into the Indian side of the Line of Control and continued for two months. After a defeat in Kargil, the Pakistani troops withdrew from India. Many Indian soldiers and Pakistani soldiers lost their lives fighting during the war. A memorial in honor of the Kargil war martyrs was erected in Puducherry, India. It is situated along the beach and is made out of black granite stones. This monument was built by the Indian army as a commemoration to the 527 lives lost during the war.
Dupleix statue, Old Light house and French war memorial.
Best time to visit:
The months of October to March makes is a great time to visit the monument as the climate is a superb addition to the trip.
Way to reach:
By Air : The nearest airport is situated in Pondicherry with a distance of 7 kilometers from the monument.
By Train : The Puducherry railway station is located at a distance of 2 kilometer from the monument.
By Road : Pondicherry is well connected by road on all sides and the monument is easily reachable by road. You can hire a taxi or use the public transport to reach the monument.