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“Must visit if in Amritsar” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Wagah Border

Wagah Border
Attari-Wagah Border | Attari, Amritsar 143001, India
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Gandhidham, India
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“Must visit if in Amritsar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Around 30 kms from Amritsar City, everyday there is a show there and it starts by 5 in the evening, you have to reach well in advance as this place gets too crowded and its hard to find a space where you can stand and see the show, though for females they have different stands and entrances.
Show is hosted by the army of both the countries.

Visited May 2013
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“Poorly managed and avoidable inconvenience”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

I visited wagah with my family on 3 rd June. It was extremely hot and sunny. reached at 4:00 pm by taxi which stops at a stand outside the stadium gate. The gate opens at 4:30 to 4:45pm and there is no point (absolutely) reaching early as a huge crowd (in thousands) collects there and keeps swelling outside the gate in stampede condition, only to rush in like mad cows as soon as the gate opens. The females are separated and their gate opens first as they rush in first and it is very difficult to join them back as they get lost in the crowd and mobiles are not working. The clothes get drenched with sweat as you stand and withstand the senseless nudging and pushing. Wailing of children all around in such conditions is common. To make the matters worse the hawkers, selling water and cools drinks, keep pushing around and shouting in your ears to hard sell their goods.They almost create a panic situation mentioning u wont get any water inside the gate which is not true. BSF runs drinks stalls inside. After the gates open the crowd rushes forward with utter disregard to fellows and even children, only to find another barricade for security check which I found was lapse and equally melodramatic. So again the crowd is squeezed and herded into a few lines with the help of a guard on a horse and few other guards shouting angrily at the crowd. After emerging from the check like escaped convicts, the crowd runs toward the stands to again find a bottle necking into the stairs leading up to the stands. After all the squeezing and getting carried by the crowds you reach the stands in hot blazing Sun( Lahore is on west and hence the it's directly in the front) with barely any area to stand. The steps on the stands are so hot that you may burn yourself attempting to sit. Peering over the shoulder and heads of the people I searched for my family all around but couldnot find them. Concentrating on the programme down, first some children and ladies are made to run to and fro with the national flag and dance to some patriotic Hindi filmy songs, to pass time, while the crowd up there is patiently waiting for something magical. Half of the crowd consists of rowdy guys who actually seem to enjoy the pushing and heaving and shout all sorts of slogans inspite of the bsf guys reminding to refrain from slogans other than jai hind and Hindustan zindabad. The bsf parade starts at 6:15 to 6:30 pm by which time I was famished and in no mood to watch the hour long parade which I had already watched on you tube videos . It took me 45 minutes to squeeze myself out to find my family waiting there at the gate since 1 hour and 30 minutes. I found all this senseless and hilarious. The bsf should manage the people more effectively as they are the common man representing India. I strongly suggest to avoid the place unless you have a VIP pass.

Visited June 2013
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“Well Organized by the BSF”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Overall Quite Satisfied to see the evening Parade, well organized by Indian Army. Indian Side was over crowded, may be around Ten thousand people where as on other side hardly few hundred !

Visited May 2013
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“Good, but too burning hot in the month of May”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Could hv seen better on youtube for the scorching heat.

But its surely an experience to watch this.

Better seen during winters

Visited May 2013
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“A MUST SEE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

If you have been to Amritsar and did not went for the Border than you have certainly missed Amritsar. This is a spectacular show which will fill you with patriotism. The 2 hours spent there were the best in my life.

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