Wagah Border

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

Wagah Border - Review

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.

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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TripHobo Highlights for Wagah Border

  • 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Wagah Border

  • 95% of people who visit Amritsar include Wagah Border in their plan

  • 48.31% of people start their Wagah Border visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Wagah Border

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

74.92% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Wagah Border

People normally club together Attari Border Crossing 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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Wagah Border, Amritsar Reviews

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  • 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.

  • I am a Pakistani and wants to visit sometime the Indian part of Wahga. Right now just saw in Pictures but I would love to visit the other part also. Good Place to see how two countries formed of partition, react on borders. The crowd is absolutely electric on both sides and both claim that there side is more electric and active. However I always feels great at this place seeing and thinking once it was a one country and than it is separated into two and into three. Excellent emotional environment feel by the audience. Whenever I get another chance I will go there

  • Best place to get the glimpse of relationship shared by both the countries in respect of peace, cooperation and respecting each others dignity and honour. Just visit and explore the new experience of watching your neighbours strength and comparing it with ours, and you will find the difference in the spirit regarding the one's country. The spirit of patriotism is always going to heard from INDIAN side. There is some arrangement issue, which is also work in progress so hope to get it done as early as possible. Arrive early at the venue to get satisfy by clear picture.

  • Most important checkpoint, maintains the border between India and Pakistan, Wagah is rich in history & it's strong connection between the two nations along with the stronghold tourist attractions. Everything here, from the Indian side is very strictly maintained under a tight protocol. On the special national occasions, various cultural performances are held here, by the Indian Army.

  • Great place to visit. Most energetic place. Just take 10 minutes from tourism center by car . The environment is more patriotic and u will become more loyal to the nation. Just u have to walk for 1/2 km from parking , take a seat and enjoy the program like flag lowering ( At evening) ,military parade , dancing etc.

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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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