Wagah Border

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  • Address: Attari, Amritsar 143001., India
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  • Timings: 08:30 am - 06:30 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Tags: Off Road, Landmark, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Military Area

Anyone with a little knowledge about Indian freedom struggle will be familiar with the Radcliffe line. Many villages on the border of the two resultant countries had to be divided depending on what jurisdiction they fell under. One such village that was divided was Wagha, Attari. The Wagah road is the most important route, since it connects the two countries through a single road.

This road has Border Security officials from both India and Pakistan and is known for beating the retreat, which is the ceremony that takes place daily involving closing the two borders and lowering the national flags of both parties. From the Indian side, this ceremony is free for everyone and many people, nationals and foreigners flock to see this ceremony. The ceremony commences with the patriotism in the air as the border closing time approaches, followed by soldiers marching towards their respective nations’ gates, saluting each other, lowering and folding the flag. The ceremony is concluded by the sound of trumpets and the gates slamming shut.

Given the history of partition in India, Wagah border has become an attraction of interest in Amritsar. Since this is an international border, there are no ticket prices for Wagah border, however, if you take up tours, they will be able to help you with the history and relevance with the help of a guide. Wagah border tickets for tours sell fast. Thus, make your choice and get an ultimate deal for yourself. Tickets for Wagah border with tours change as they can be added with other attractions. Wagah Border ticket prices won’t cost you much but will offer you experience of a lifetime. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Amritsar itinerary 3 days.

  • While this ceremony is free for all, nationality no bar, foreign tourists are advised to carry their passports.
  • Don’t carry any bags, including purses and handbags. Carry any essentials, if at all, in a clear plastic bag to show the authorities at the check points.
  • All cellular networks are banned and jammed near the border, so you will not receive any phone signal. You can still carry your phone, camera and a man wallet.
  • Be alert of the people you’re going with and stick together. There’s no crowd control and once the gates are open, the crowds rush in causing a sudden stampede. 

  • There is a bus that leaves from Amritsar and goes as far as Attari, from where you’ll have to take a cycle rickshaw to where the border ceremony is held.

  • Sarhad (1 km from the Wagah Border).

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  • Wagah Border Address: Attari, Amritsar 143001., India
  • Wagah Border Timing: 08:30 am - 06:30 pm
  • Wagah Border Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Wagah Border(preferred time): 04:00 pm - 06:00 pm
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  • 95% of people who visit Amritsar include Wagah Border in their plan

  • 31.72% of people start their Wagah Border visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Wagah Border

Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

57.59% of people prefer walking in order to reach Wagah Border

People normally club together Jallo Park, Botanical Park and Pul Kanjari while planning their visit to Wagah Border.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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  • Awesome experience. The evening event gives you goosebumps. Nice to see the retreat from both sides of the border so close. Gates opening, hands shaking, randomly picked ladies doing flag march, patriotic songs etc. Well managed as well. Ample parking space, water, washrooms etc.

  • Proud to be Indian. Everything good expect arrangement (Same is under construction for all visitors). We visit their in March month full of summer. Better carry own food, water or snacks to enjoy full time. Really I salute our solders who are in boarder for us only. If plan to visits Golden temple Amritsar than must visit boarder also. Better to reach their up to one pm and book seat firstly. Front seat vision is very good but you for front seats you need to reach their at 2:30 pm.

  • This is a really good place where audiences from India and Pakistan come to see their respective forces parade together. Also the place has slot of history and character to it. Good spot for visiting with friends and family. Although parking is a bit far but still it's a good place to be at. Should visit it if you're in Lahore or nearby.

  • Fantastic place. You can see both countries' flag poles and people from Pakistan/India just a few meters apart. Very energetic crowd from both sides. This is a place where you can feel that two countries were parts of a same country just a few years ago. I attended the afternoon (6:30pm) show. I'm not sure if there are shows at other times of the day. In any case, make sure you arrive an hour ago to secure a good seat in the stadium.

  • The place is an instant shot of patriotism. So basically it has a stadium kind of infra in where you sit and cheer up your soldiers during the gate opening and closing ceremonies in border between India and Pakistan. If you sit there I'm sure you'll get goose bumps and loved the atmosphere. Proud Indian :)

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Wagah border
  • How to book closing ceremony tickets ?

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    • You don't need to book tickets unless you want VIP seating. The general seats are available on first come first serve basis.

      VIP tickets are available at the BSF office, but you don't really need them if you plan to arrive to the Border early

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