Wagah Border, Amritsar
About Wagah Border, Amritsar
Wagah Border, Amritsar - Address
Address: Attari, Amritsar 143001.
Timings: 08:30 am - 06:30 pm Details
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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.
Wagah Border Information
- 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.
How To reach Wagah Border by Public Transport
- 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.
Restaurants Near Wagah Border
- Sarhad (1 km from the Wagah Border).
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During our family tour in May 2014, we visited Wagah border. Every morning and evening there is a flag-raising and flag-lowering ceremony on both sides of the India-Pakistan border. Hundreds of people from both side (India & Pakistan) come to see it and the atmosphere is enthusiastic! The amazing part is the well-coordinated and synchronized ceremonies by the border guards on both sides. When the patriotic songs been played and kids run with national flag from one corner to another, it’s amazing.
A best place to visit when in Amritsar. This is a great energetic place that you just can't stop yourself to yell. Very loud patriotic music will make you jump on your feet. To get best place to watch the parade just make sure to reach 1 or 2 hours early before before the parade starts. VIP passes aate also available. Amazed to see the electrifying parade and the energy of the crowd from both sides.
Quite an experience. High voltage patriotism in the stands with songs from Hindi films. Sunday crowd can be heavy for one to get in on time. Advised to be by 3 pm at the gate. Rickshaw from the place where you’ve to leave your car, can charge you anything; we paid 50 for 3 for 5 min ride. Queue builds up to go through a security scanner booth. Separate queue for ladies and gents, and that is not visibly marked anywhere. I’d say, best place to sit is 10-15 stairs back or on the road when program starts - to get a good view. Even in October, it was extremely humid and pretty hot. Water, cap and hand fan is available at the stands. On the way back, it took us 1.5 hours to pass through the traffic mess on GT Road.
You will amazed here. What a place. You just can't control your self to yell. The Wagah Border Ceremony is a military practice carried out by the Indian Border Security Force and Pakistan Rangers. The soldiers treat it with absolute seriousness. It begins with a parade by the soldiers from both the sides, ending with a coordinated lowering of the flags of both the nation.
Very energetic place.Everybody feels patriotic here haha. Has an entirely different feel to it. The sitting arrangement is not the best but the parade early makes up for it. One of its kind experience.Definitely worth a visit.
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