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“Barrier opens between the enemies”
Review of Wagah Border

Wagah Border
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Went to Wagah Border to watch the most publicised 'Beating the Retreat' which turned out to be a catastrophe.
The loud filmy music & Bhangra dance by the public, though tolerable as a public euphoria but a BSF Jawan in civil dress inciting the mass in the midst of the parade is just not expected & accepted.
The show or muscle by BSF Jawans to the Pakistani counterparts is too silly.
In between the parade, Jawans resetting the headgear & gun, shows they haven't done proper practice.
Overall the show is below the dignity & composure, it deserves.

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Gautam G
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

It is amazing to think that this India/Pakistan border flag lowering ceremony takes place to crowds of thousands every night. The Vibrant celebration on the Indian side is in some ways a contrast to the very composed ceremony visible on the Pakistan side. Nevertheless there seems so much energy, good will and sheer fun.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank jantNorthEastUk
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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

I suggest everyone to go in winter but if you go in summer take umbrella and lots of water bcs it's too hot in summer and be careful about mobile and your purses bcs it's too crowded you can loose something there.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank SanjeevKumarS33
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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

We visited Wagah border during the day time and due to short of time we didn't stay back for the evening ceremony which is the main attraction. We were not allowed to visit the place where the ceremony is held everyday evening still the site was visible from a distance. It was great to be at the border. It is about 45 minutes drive from the city.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank cp_0010
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

The border post on India-Pakistan border is symbol of brief history of India and so is the parade at Wagha Border everyday!
Reachable from Amritsar city, you find numerous options to travel to this place which is 30-40km from City of Amritsar. Private taxis are safer options but bus services are cheaper. Almost all hotels can make arrangement to travel to this place.
Though the parade starts at 17:00 Hrs, it is advisable to start journey to the place from City by 14:30 Hrs to 15:00 Hrs to get comfortable seat
Parking is 1km from border. Please don't carry bags as security is tight in the area. food items and water bottles are allowed. You can carry mobiles / camera (Without camera bag)
Right time to visit the place is except peak summer times!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Ranjit D
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