Wagah Border

Currently Open [Closes at 06:30 pm]
  • 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
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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 place to visit in Punjab. Full of enthusiasm over here. Must visit place when ever visiting Amritsar. Approximately 30 km from the city. Can go via bus, sharing cab, private cab. Cost of travel for private cab range from 800₹ to 1500₹

  • Best feeling ever i had in whole life was there... That patriotism and the energy of all the soldiers and the officers was just awesome..... Had so much fun there...

  • Goosebumps..You can not get a better easily reachable patriotic and enthusiastic place than this..the energy of people during "lowering the flag Ceremony" is so infectious that nobody can resist to dive into it. This ceremony takes place every evening immediately before sunset and its a must visit place for every patriotic person. A non patriotic person should also visit once who will turn into patriotic once witness this ceremony and the energy.

  • I have had a very exciting and amazing experience. I visited this place in the year 2012. Before opening the border an exciting parade performed by both India and Pakistan at the same time and at the same rhythm. Everyone feels excited showing this performance. Very nice place to create nationalism. To observe the parade one go early about 3pm to sit in the first row. A very good place of tourists attraction.

  • It's one of the best place to visit in India, you can feel patriotism in the air, people from both the sides are cheering for their Country. It is really awesome to watch Tip: The view from Indian side is better, just saying because I have seen the parade from both the sides 🇮🇳🇵🇰

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  • 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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