#Visit Ladakh 2019 – 2020 : HUNDERMAN, KARGIL

#Visit Ladakh 2019 – 2020 : HUNDERMAN, KARGIL

What is it?

Hunderman, has witnessed four wars between India and Pakistan. It is one of the India’s last village near the Line of Control (LoC) in Kargil. Inflicted by an uncertain border. Hunderman, is currently a part of India since 1971. The LoC runs over the mountain peaks of the valley in which the village is situated in. While you are driving up to Hunderman, you can see a very far glimpse of Pakistan’s last village on the other side.

#offbeat #adventure #travel : It is one the hidden gem if your travel destination is Ladakh in 2019 – 2020.

History:

As per the locals: in the past 70 years, Hunderman has been a part of several military moments. They say that:

  • during the 1965 war, for a period of four months, it was owing to a standoff between the Indian and Pakistani armies;
  • between 1949-71, it was part of Pakistan;
  •  and in 1971, the Indian Army captured 804 sq. km of territory from Gilgit-Baltistan and Hunderman became Indian overnight.

What will amaze you?

  • The mere sight of Hunderman will move your heart. It looks like a barren village that has million stories to tell. If the structure could speak then it would be able to narrate an era of what it has survived;
  • The locals will narrate you stories of people, who were visiting other villages for work or family, and when Hunderman got its Indian status they could never return back home;
  •  Museum of memories : In 2015, a young man called Ansari opened his ancestral home for visitors, he converted it into a Museum that houses   excavated objects such as: a shell from a Bofors gun with the year 1930 engraved on it, a display of Pakistani an army helmet and their white cups and saucers, more than 50 years old Pakistani soaps,  some of these objects have instructions written in English, Urdu and Bangla, harking back to a time when Pakistan and Bangladesh were one. Some, like a “one rupee” currency note, are from when India and Pakistan were one, under British rule. Dated 1940, the note has the stamp of King George VI, but both Government of India and Government of Pakistan are printed on it.

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