Wagah Border
Wagah Border
4.5
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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  • Shalini N
    52 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good must do one time experience.
    It was a hit and humid day and I wasn’t sure about going here BUT I am so glad I went. The overall experience made me love India even more, if it was even possible. Must do atleast once. Go early, find a shaded place to sit and preferably book or get someone to refer to get the best view. Take cap, water and some snacks as it’s quite long
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 15, 2023
  • Arjun Verma
    New Delhi, India159 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Every Indian Should visit once in life and Salute to Patriotism
    The patriotism I saw at Wagah Border has no comparison. If you are an Indian, the whole atmosphere makes your heart swell with pride. The patriotic songs played with passion shown by BSF are incomparable and unique. The entire changing of the guard ceremony is a sight to behold and should not be missed for any Indian. wonderful experience!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 19, 2023
  • Jo Mo
    Bribie Island, Australia175 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not to be missed
    It was an absolutely amazing experience and a must do if in Amritsar. Some reviews complained about the walk and getting through the gates, but we found it seamless and not very long at all ( I have a knee injury and found it easy). As foreigners, we were provided great seats very close to the border. On tip to be aware of is as soon as you sit down you will be handed a drink which appears for free. However, about half an hour later, the guy came back asking for money. We hadn't opened it as we didn't want it so we gave it back to him as we hadn't bought any cash with us.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 22, 2023
  • nayyar
    Kerala, India1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Memorable trip..
    I and my family went to amritsar for the first time we didn't have much knowlegde about the places in amritsar but we met Mr.singh who really guided us to visit many places in amritsar and we went many places like golden temple ..gobindgadh fort and wagha border we wanted vip passes for wagha border but we couldn't get passes at all but Mr.singh helped us for the passes too and by him we enjoyed our amritsar trip . Mr.singh really made our tour memorable Mr.singh contact no. 7973163505
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 14, 2023
  • Mayank Tyagi
    Noida, India53 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Life time experience…must visit
    The retreat ceremony at Atari Border, featuring the Indian Army and BSF is an incredible display of discipline, patriotism and honor. The precision in the drill, the synchronized movements, and the heartfelt rendition of the national anthem create a profound sense of pride. It's not merely a ceremony but a powerful representation of the dedication and valor of our armed forces. Attending this event is a moving experience, leaving one with a deep appreciation for the sacrifices made in service to the nation.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 24, 2023
  • Debbie S
    The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom44 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Trip to the border
    A unique experience- more atmospheric than a highly charged football match. Patriotism elevated to a new level. Free event but passports required for entry. Very busy and loud. Not for those who don’t like crowds. I’m glad inexperienced it.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written January 9, 2024
  • Abovetheclouds
    2,075 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Surreal. Worth doing.
    Surreal.  Most people like me will come via a guided tour.  It is easier.  About a forty minute drive from the Golden Temple area.  The ceremony started at 16:30 and ended at around 17:00 (January, 2024).  Not sure if the timing is always the same.  Apparently they do it every single day.  We arrived at 15:15.  As a foreigner, you get like VIP access.  Have a copy of your passport or national ID card.  I didn't bother with the original.  They were fine with a copy of my passport but I may have been lucky.  Security is strict.  My guide advised me to leave everything in the car.  I literally went in with some loose change and my mobile phone.  You can photograph and video.  As you enter, there are many vendors selling snacks, drinks, souvenirs and more.  When you are seated, they will also come to your seat if you fancy a cup of tea or something.  As a VIP, you can basically go via the foreigner line which is much quicker and you get front row first block seating close to the border.  It is worth getting there early to get a good seat and to enjoy the atmosphere.  Quite entertaining.  There are restrooms as well.  Seats are just chairs and not the most comfortable.  Leave just before the ceremony ends to avoid being stuck in traffic.  Yes, it is 'touristy' but it is also a real experience to see this 'looking into Pakistan' and being so close to Lahore.  Fun atmosphere and definitely worth doing if in Amritsar.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written January 9, 2024
  • KM
    Cannonvale, Australia21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the visit!
    This was a fantastic experience and it felt very festive. There is lots of music and cheering and the whole experience was very theatrical. As a foreigner you need to take your passport and you get to go in another section to locals. You get very good seats to watch! We pre arranged for a taxi to take us and wait the whole time and we paid 1600 Rs. You don’t need a guide at all because it is all very easy to navigate yourself. Don’t take a power pack with you as you are not allowed to take them in. When I got to security they said I need to put it in a locker or leave it in the car. Worth going to see!
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 13, 2024
  • Neha I
    3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great to attend the change of guard ceremony
    Such a great event to watch! Mr. Singh, a fantastic local guide helped us get VIP tickets for the event so we were able to skip the line and directly head to our seats. The seats were also closer to the gates so we could see the ceremony from the India side and the Pakistan side. Mr. Singh also got us a ride to and from the border from Amritsar which was about a 45 min drive. His number is +917973153505
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written January 20, 2024
  • Nicole S
    Boston, Massachusetts52 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So much fun
    Going to the border closing ceremony was incredibly fun (and ridiculous). It's like a soccer match, but without any game actually being played. You'll be there about 1.5 hours and watch the guards march & high kick to music on both sides of the border. I have no other way to describe it except as bizarre but highly entertaining. Note: you do have to pay to use the bathroom and when you get there, men will come around putting snacks in your lap. These are NOT free and they will charge you an exorbitant price if you consume them. We had booked a tour beforehand, so all we had to do was show our passports and we were brought to our seats.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 23, 2024
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Ravindra
Mumbai, India93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
A visit to the Attari (India side) of the border is a must for the “change of guard” and the “lowering of the Tirangaa” from 4-30 to 6pm each day. The BSF do a grand job of showcasing the tradition followed at the border and also to stir up national sentiments. A very exciting and pulsating experience !!
Written March 8, 2020
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Daab1952
Verwood, UK203 contributions
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Feb 2020 • Couples
My wife and I went here as part of our tour. Its a long drive from Amritsar where we were staying. It was well worth it though.
This ceremony is performed every evening around 4.15pm in the winter and 4.45pm in the summer, between the Indian military on one side of the border gates and the Pakistani military on the other side. It is simply amazing to witness this ceremony of the lowering of their flags (beating the retreat). The atmosphere in the crowd is absolutely amazing too with so much noise and nationalistic chants going on.
This is a definitely must see spectacle. Highly recommended.
Written February 13, 2020
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AmolMathur
Mumbai, India378 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Family
"Bharat mata ki .... Jai! "
Shouting this slogan over the top of your voice with a thousand other overcharged and pumped up spectators with patriotism coursing through your viens while facing the Pakistani border forces and crowd is the most electrifying experience I have had in a very long time. This will be true for everyone who visit this place and there are no exceptions. Even if your are not an India, the whole atmosphere is filled with such energy that getting lost in the fires and sparks is rather easy.
Cameras are allowed and the march itself starts at different times based on the time of the year.
Please make sure that you reach one hour before the ceremony ...not to get a good seat but there are many women centric sports and indian flag events and dances that must not be missed by any means.
The actual ceremony last for 45 mins only but woah! Does the time fly fast.
There are eateries on the entry and exit dates.
If possible try to book VIP tickets. Apply for the pass at gate no.1 during the day time or the previous day of visit and collect from gate. No.3. collection is not actually required as the guards have the list of people who can go in that section and just showing the ID of main person is ok.
Do not miss this as a part of your Amritsar trip. After the golden temple this is a must. Also the drive there is not too long.
Written March 17, 2020
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Avi K
Mumbai, India231 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Family
A must visit once, it charges you up and gives strong feeling for your country. What I appreciate is that they have been doing this every evening for 365 days and years. Simply wonderful.
It is so well choreographed with the master of ceremony and desh bhakti songs and the BSF Jawans performing so well with great timing. The greatest thing to mention here is Pakistan’s support for the closing ceremony.
I urge every Indian to see it once, it’s a bucket list item.
Written March 9, 2020
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Saravanan Srinivasan
Chennai (Madras), India41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
A must see for all Indians.The improved arena with huge LED screens,newly constructed parking and food plaza provide much required comfort.

Please make sure you carry a water bottle or two, tissues,light snacks unless it's winter.The climate is hot and dry for better part of the year.Also start from Amritsar latest by 2 if you want a vantage point to view the parade.You can buy memorabilia from the shops so please carry hard cash if you are planning to buy some things back home.

On a philosophical note, it's just an flag de hoisting ceremony. Though one cannot stop appreciate the hard work, precision and timing the manner it is done especially the body language just shows what humans are capable of.
Written April 23, 2020
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Apsara65
Perth, Australia286 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
We thoroughly enjoyed seeing this ceremony. It is best to arrive about an hour before the start as it is quite chaotic and there are a lot of people. As foreign tourists it was difficult to work out exactly where to queue up for entry. Some stall holders pointed us in the right direction! Our driver had parked a short distance away. We walked turning right off the main road, then left into a large sort of open car park area. There is a 2 story carpark on the righthand side there as well. There is a small green booth on the left hand side with some railing in front of it. This is where foreigners and VIPs queue up. It took a while to get through and you need to take your passport. We were then ushered by successive guards around to the left then around to the right towards the stadium . As foreigners we were ushered along into the stadium and along to the right hand side where there is a separate foreigners seating area. It is brilliant, really close to the gates where the main action happens. The atmosphere is fantastic. Lots of music, dancing and singing before it starts. Our driver advised us to leave 5 minutes before the end of the ceremony ( he suggested when we saw the flags being let down) to avoid the traffic afterwards. We booked a driver through an online driving service and it all worked very well.
Written January 13, 2020
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namit1707
New Delhi, India113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
A must visit place for each tourist if you are visiting amritsar, its basically a land border of India and Pakistan where each evening the lowering of the flags

ceremony take place by border security force. Its the place where the patriotism of each person of 2 countries can be shown. The actions of the forces of 2 countries so

synced that one can never imagine the existing high level tensions in both the countries. A huge crowd gathers each evening to witness the ceremony and cheer up the

Indian army for their strength. It is the place where each day patriotism is at its peak.

Written January 12, 2020
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Vinay2405
Nashik, India105 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
This place is a must visit for every Indian. The brilliance of the show is the BSF organiser who puts his all in the show. Lots of events were played out by students and other performers under the watchful eyes of the BSF jawans. the entire show takes around 1.5hrs. pls try to leave Amritsar around 2.30-3 to get to Wagah to ensure best seats to the show. There is a sperate entry for VIPs but same is not required at all. It was deshbhakti in beast mode for every Indian present there and to imagine the BSF running such shows everyday..hats off
Written February 2, 2020
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Suvabrata
New Delhi, India45 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Its a 45 minutes mesmerizing show with the roar of Indians instinct with nationalism. The show was beautifully managed by the BSP personnels but the transport arrangement of general public is not so good. There was a 1.5km Jam ahead of the main stage area. Travellers need to walk around 1.5 km before reaching the main stage which can be maintain by BSP personal by more efficiently. As the roads and infrastructure is already available - Battery operated rickshaws / e-rickshaws can ferry a large number of people to the main stage area before and after the show. As a large number of general public are joining everyday for viewing the show the Street Lights around the public parking & Roads, Toilet facilities and cleaning in the road and the surrounding areas need to improve by the authority on priority basis. Lots of Indian and Foreign Travellers are joining wagah border for viewing the show - I appeal the authority to kindly improve the infrastructure for presenting excellent show in excellent infrastructure facilities.
Written January 2, 2020
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Divya Muraleedharan
Kozhikode District, India22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
U need to get there well in advance because the queue will be too long and waiting in the hot burning sun will drain u.. make sure u carry a hat or an umbrella, but no bags , purse or any luggage is allowed inside the gallery.. please leave them in your vehicle and go. The feeling of being a proud Indian, u should experience it to know how it feels!
Written January 8, 2020
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