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Address: Attari-Wagah Border | Attari, Amritsar 143001, India
Phone Number: 9914404090
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It was a wonderful experience for us . The show was fully energetic . approximately 20 to 25 minutes walking distance between parking to wagah border.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

The Wagah border closing 'lowering of the flags' ceremony, or The Beating Retreat ceremony, is a daily military practice that the security forces of India (Border Security Force) and Pakistan (Pakistan Rangers) have jointly followed since 1959. This ceremony takes place every evening before sunset at the Wagah border & starts with a blustering parade by the soldiers from both... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

One of its kind internationally, wagah border is known for its retreat ceremony that takes plan every day before the sunset. Wagah border also known as Attari border is around 50 kms from the main Amritsar city. If possible, arrange for the passes. It is good to view the parade if you have passes else the general public has to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

It was a wonderful experience for us . The show was fully energetic . approximately 20 to 25 minutes walking distance between parking to wagah border.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Its nice to our jawans march aggressively towards the border and face the Pakistani jawans! However crowd management there is very poor - we lost our wallet and valuables there and the police were hardly helpful - they did not even want to lodge a compliant until we aggressively insisted

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Travel time is approximately 1.5-2 hours each way depending on Amritsar traffic. The parking lot is very difficult. It is a small area where all the vehicles get clogged and one has to wait for 30-40 minutes for your car to get out if you are not parked in front. In case it rains, it is all mud and slush... More 

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Noida, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

It was a wonderful experience for us to visit the wagah . I have never seen such a huge and energetic crowd . The whole ceremony is full of energy and perfection . We reached there at 4 pm but it is better to reach before 2 pm on Saturday and Sunday if you want to get a seat with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

I visited with my fiancé who is from the Punjab but has lived in the UK since the age of 3 and is a UK citizen. We got to the border at about 4.30pm thinking that we had loads of time before the ceremony began. We were separated into mens and ladies queues and stopped and frisked three times. We... More 

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San Francisco, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW via mobile

we went on a very busy Saturday afternoon. If you are a non-Indian take your passport and go through the special line at gate 3 to get to the front of the spectacle. The ceremony has been going on everyday since 12/1/65 to sold out crowds. Be sure to take a hat to protect you from the sun and drink... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

A spectacle of an event but great fun, the atmosphere and vibe is infectious. Take plenty of drinking water, go early to avoid queue, take a sun hat and don't forget your camera.

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

'Beating the retreat' ceremony that takes place every evening in good coordination between BSF, India and Rangers, Pakistan. We expected a grander and a more solemn ceremony with military precision akin to Republic Day parade. However, it was a more like a 'mela' on the Sunday we visited. The 'conductor' of the event, in white dress, on the Indian side... More 

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