Private Day Tour: Partition Museum In Amritsar And The Wagah Border Drama

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10:00 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this timeHotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time... read more
  • Departure Details :
    Your hotel in the city of Amritsar
  • Return Details :
    Same as departure location

Overview

Your private tour takes you to two unique experiences. The Partition Museum in Amritsar is a world class museum dedicated to the memory of the Partition of India, one of the most defining events in Indias history. The tour will also include the famous patriotic revelry at the Wagah border between India and Pakistan. Highlights Partition Museum Wagah Border  Beating Retreat Ceremony Private English Speaking Guide

Inclusions

  • Private Air-Conditioned Vehicle 
  • Entrance fees
  • Local English speaking guide
  • 02 bottles mineral water per person
  • Excursion to Wagah Border.

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional) 
  • Donations
  • Additional Food and drinks, unless specified

Know More about this tour

You will be picked up from your hotel in Amritsar with your local English Speaking guide in a private air-conditioned vehicle for your drive to the museum.
This unique museum is dedicated to the memory of the Partition of the subcontinent in 1947 - its victims, its survivors and its lasting legacy. In one of the greatest and most painful upheavals of contemporary history, over twenty million people migrated to a new homeland on the other side of a quickly demarcated border, leaving behind precious memories. In August 1947, when independence was granted to the former imperial domain of British India, it was partitioned into two nation states, India and Pakistan. The drawing of the boundary proved to be the biggest cause of fear, uncertainty and eventual death and destruction. Thousands of families suddenly found themselves strangers in the land where they lived for generations. Law and order broke down and massacre and looting started as families left their homeland to trudge across to where their new nation was. Millions of lives were uprooted, thousands lost. Families abandoned their ancestral properties and crossed boundaries forced to find a new life as refugees. Back and forth across Punjab and Bengal went the human flow with much misery. It is their untold stories which are recorded here at the Partition Museum.
After a break for lunch (not included), we will head for the Wagah Border between India and Pakistan, about 17 miles from Amritsar. We will watch the ceremony that marks the closing of the Indo-Pakistan border gates every evening. This is a must-see event for its sheer drama.
Experience the Beating Retreat Ceremony with the ceremonial closing of the gates and the lowering of the flags of India and Pakistan. Watch as the Indian and Pakistani Rangers march towards the gates from their respective sides. After the gates are open, the soldiers salute each other and start lowering their flags. The ceremony reaches a crescendo with the soldiers returning to the border line for the final handshake. The bugle blow marks the end of the ceremony. After the ceremony you will be escorted back to your hotel in Amritsar.

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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