Wagah Border, AmritsarCurrently Open
- Address: Attari, Amritsar 143001., India
- Timings: 08:30 am - 06:30 pm Details
- Tags: Off Road, Landmark, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Military Area
About Wagah Border, Amritsar
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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Wagah Border, Amritsar Reviews
Excellent environment and energy filled ceremony. Well coordinated from both sides of the border from the Rangers from Pakistan and India. Good competitive environment to see who can make more noise and show stronger patriotism. The new structures on both sides are good, but the simpler structures of before were much better as the view used to be easier and clearer. The actual ceremony happens an hour before sunset, there is a 15 minutes walk from the parking to the ceremony location, on Pakistan side. There is also a nice shop selling cups / T-shirts etc with border and border ceremony related themes. Must visit for people visiting Lahore and around.
Man this place is awesome. The retreat ceremony was fabulous. One should visit this place one in a life. Most energetic place in India. The commands and the songs will give you goosebumps. I literally got goosebumps when I saw this retreat ceremony. The anchor there was fabulous. He was the one who made the ceremony best in the world. This ceremony is unforgettable. Though we have to walk a little bit from the zero line to the first line of defence. If you want to get a good view then you should be there by 2:00 PM so that you can acquire the front seats. Indian government has done a great job by extending the capacity of the stadium.
This is a place where patriotism can be seen at its peak. One of the best experience that I ever had. U will feel a lot of positive energy. Lots of patriotic songs and people going gaga over them. Unforgettable experience.
In winters reach before 3 30 pm and get your booking done if you know someone. Reaching early will get you better view. Due to the huge Gates and fencing on both sides it's difficult to view the movement on the other side. Hussainiwala is another place where you can watch the parade very closely especially across the border.
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 easily makes up for it. One of its kind experience.Definitely worth a visit.