Hunderman village

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Hunderman village
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Tannu D
Srinagar District, India113 contributions
exhilitaring
Aug 2021
A nondescript village nestled amidst the craggy peaks of Kargil, Hunderman is home to a unique ‘Museum of Memories’ that documents the life of border families. Once an outpost on the historic Silk Route, the strategically-sensitive Himalayan hamlet has witnessed innumerable skirmishes and four wars with Pakistan. A stepped cluster of daub-and-wattle houses, the Hunderman Brok settlement has an unusual architecture.From the outside, one cannot see steps or streets of any kind that provide access to the terraces. Also, the unique lever mechanism of the locking system of every house is hidden between a wall and the door, ensuring that only the owner knew how to open a door.Today, as one enters the dwarf-doorway of Unlock Hunderman, the first thing that catches one’s eye is a framed letter penned by Ghulam Hussein, Ansari’s uncle, to his family. Visiting Skardu, (the capital of Gilgit-Baltistan in Pakistan) when the village came under Indian control during the 1971 war, he was never able to return home and died a lonely death in 2005.
Written October 29, 2021
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nvp
Bhavnagar, India586 contributions
Don’t miss it
Aug 2021 • Friends
Situated only around 10 kms from Kargil, one should not miss it. The drive is thoroughly enjoyable uphill especially in the evenings. From the LoC view point you can see across the first village of PoK. You can use the telescope there and get a better view of army posts and of PoK across the LoC. A drive little up will take you to the deserted upper Hunderman village which was in PoK before 1971 war. It will be an interesting and enjoyable excursion from kargil
Written August 9, 2021
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Vishu M
Pune, India35 contributions
Last Village of India from Kargil
May 2019
Driving towards the Hunderman village itself is the amazing experience, its the last village, where the road ends & trek starts for defence for there bunkers.
Its a very small village with hand full of sweet people, on the way to village you will cross the place where it mention, "DO NOT CLICK THE PHOTOS" posted by Govt of India, I request to all , to follow the rules, which is made for us, as that pictorial view gives you a glance of pakistani village from far
I would suggest to carry some sweets or choclates for the kids in the village.
Rest of the information you will get it & definetly you will be surprised to know things
Cheers
Written January 12, 2020
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RAJENDRA884 PRASAD
Faridabad, India3,233 contributions
Hunderman - the last village on LoC.
Oct 2019 • Couples
This was my second visit and first with wife, just wanted her to meet a family there at. Internet facility was down in entire Kargil district, even phone connectivity was intermittent. However, I reached the end of the road to find the person whom I met 2 years ago, who brought tea and snacks for us. His 3 years old daughter gave us unforgettable memories.
He told us about the history of this village, how it came to India after 1971 Indo-Pak war. We could see Pakistani post and village across the Line of Control.

An NGO (Roots Collective) and SWS CEPT University, Ahmedabad have started conducted tours to the abandoned village, approx 1-2 kms before the end of the road. It is worth a visit, to understand the history of this area.
Written October 20, 2019
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ARPIT S
New Delhi, India92 contributions
Not to be skipped, if in Kargil.
Jun 2019 • Friends
Hardly 25 min drive from Kargil market, it's such a wonderful place to visit.
Very close the the LoC, you can look at Pakistan while on the way. Any vehicle can reach there and no special permissions required to reach there.
During the war, the inhabitants of this village abandoned it, and resettled to a place nearby. Since then the place is kept as is. Two small museums have been prepared there.
I met Mr.Iliyas, who explained about the age old items kept there.

It's an experience, to know that how the locals managed to survive the wars. The marks of shelling are still visible on the wall just opposite the village.
Written July 17, 2019
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Ayesha_GM
Mumbai, India8 contributions
The Last village
May 2019 • Family
If you are living in Metropolitan city, this place makes you realize how difficult life can be. Not only for the villagers, but also for the Indian soldiers who are round the clock over there (deserted places where the temperature goes beyond minus).

There are two villages over there, one is deserted, near to the Pakistan border and anther where the villagers has been shifted. They also have a museum, but unfortunately I went there on election day so it was close.

But the great part was, every one was out there to vote.

Pakistan border is nearby and you can also see, Pakistan village from there.
Our cab driver told us how many mountains are there under India and how many are there under Pakistan.

We also met our Indian soldiers there, and had a great knowledge of the place.
Written May 17, 2019
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Sightsee737349
McLeod Ganj, India592 contributions
Remote village
Sep 2018 • Friends
It’s a remote village in Kargil which is now deserted and a new village has been established as this village was visible from LOC. It still houses a museum
Written March 12, 2019
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royjay2018
New Delhi, India198 contributions
A portrait of a village on the border
Jun 2018 • Couples
Hunderman is a village on the Indo-Pak LOC. The LoC runs over the mountain peaks of the valley the village is situated in, and shifts its course without warning. In the past 70 years, Hunderman has witnessed four wars, innumerable skirmishes and incredible moments of military history. Hunderman has been a part of two nations. From 1949-71, it was a part of Pakistan. During the 1965 war, for a period of four months, it was virtually cut off, owing to a standoff between the Indian and Pakistani armies. Hunderman is one of many villages in Jammu and Kashmir that continues to face the trauma inflicted by an uncertain border. It has witnessed four wars and been part of two nations. As the Line of Control has shifted, homes and families have been torn apart
Written February 7, 2019
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Lovers_paradise
new delhi176 contributions
Annexed by India after the 1971 India-Pakistan war
Jun 2018 • Couples
Located in a rugged valley between mountains over which the Line of Control (LoC) passes, the village of Hunderman was a part of Pakistan before it was taken into Indian control during the 1971 war in Gilgit-Baltistan. It is a dusty, nondescript village nestled amidst the craggy peaks of Kargil. The strategically-sensitive Himalayan hamlet has witnessed innumerable skirmishes and four wars with Pakistan including the most recent Kargil war.
Written February 5, 2019
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Ankit G
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India7 contributions
India - pakistan- India
Jun 2018
an amazing place to see the life before 1971 in high mountains. very well preserved relics and the building structure is also original. Structure is very delicate and one has to be careful while walking around.
Do visit this place when you visit kargil, just half an hour detour. Pakistan can be seen on the way to the village with almost same village on their side.
Written August 27, 2018
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