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Wagah Border In Amritsar

Feel the patriotic vibes on your visit to the Wagah Border Amritsar
Wagah Border In Amritsar

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About Wagah Border in Amritsar

One of the most exciting places to visit in Amritsar is the Wagah Border. No trip to Amritsar is complete without a visit to the Wagah Border. It is one such place where the vibes of patriotism are so strong that they give goosebumps to a person.

Located close to the Attari Village, Wagah Border Amritsar is a major crossing between India and Pakistan. It is known for its high-spirited ‘Lowering of Flags’ ceremony which is the major attraction of this place. This ceremony is also known as Beating Retreat at the international level.

Wagah Border ceremony takes place every evening before sunset. Soldiers of Indian Border Security Force, and Pakistan Rangers perform this ceremony at the border. This electrifying ceremony begins with a booming parade by the soldiers and ends with a lowering of flags on both sides. As soon as the sun sets, the border gates are opened and one soldier from each side comes forward and shakes hand with the other along with folding of flags.

The concept of this ceremony of lowering of flags started in the year 1959 and the tradition has been continued till date. The whole idea of this ceremony is to maintain the feeling of brotherhood between the two countries, keeping aside the rivalry, and tensions between the nations.

A large number of people flock to the border everyday to witness this arousing ceremony. The sound of cheers, slogans, and hooting from both sides reflects the enthusiasm, and patriotism of the masses making it a sight to cherish.

So, do not forget to pay a visit to the Wagah Border on your next visit to Amritsar, to be a part of one of the most exciting military ceremonies in the world.


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What is the best time to visit Wagah Border?

Winters are the best time to visit Wagah Border as during this season the weather is quite pleasant, and ceremony becomes more enjoyable.

How long does the Wagah Border ceremony last?

The lowering of the flags ceremony lasts for about 45 minutes.

How far is Wagah Border from Amritsar Junction railway station?

Wagah Border is approximately 30 kilometers away from the Amritsar Junction railway station.