Wagah Border Ceremony
The lowering of the flags ceremony at the Wagah border near Hussainiwala National Martyrs Memorial, is a daily military practice that the security forces of India (Border Security Force) and Pakistan (Pakistan Rangers) have jointly followed since 1959. The drill is characterized by elaborate and rapid dance-like maneuvers, which has been described as “colourful”.
It is alternatively a symbol of the two countries’ rivalry, as well as brotherhood and cooperation between the two nations.
Wagah is a village situated in Lahore District, Punjab, Pakistan and serves as a goods transit terminal and a railway station between Pakistan and India, and lies on the old Grand Trunk Road between Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan and Amritsar, India. The border is located 24 kilometres (15 mi) from Lahore and 32 kilometres (20 mi) from Amritsar. It is also 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) from the bordering village of Attari.
Getting to Wagah Border
The ceremony starts at 4 pm everyday and it takes about 40 minutes to reach if you take a taxi from Golden Temple. You should start towards the same approx 2:30 pm. Get intouch with us and we can help you book a taxi for the place and arrange best seats.
Travel Hacks and Tips for Wagah Border:
1. The venue has seating based on first come, first serve basis and it is advised to leave for the venue by 2:30 pm IST.
2. Foreigner tourists get a special seating and is arranged by the Indian army. Just carry your foreign passport and wave it to avail the special seating.
3. Book a hotel near Golden Temple that saves you time and money to catch up on all brilliant ceremonies that matter.
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