Crossing the border here is quite straightforward. The easiest way to reach the border is by taxi or car (if you have local friends!). They cannot drive right up to the border, they drop you about 200m from the first checkpoint. First you go through Pakistani immigration and customs, which I think opens at 10am; its easy and the staff are friendly, and there is a small waiting room just after immigration. You then walk out of that building, along the tarmac and empty road towards the border itself, where a guard opens the gate for you to walk through. Once through, the Indian customs and immigration is on the left, and you fill in various forms etc; the Indian side is not as well organised as the Pakistani side, and they seem to make you wait around quite a bit, checking luggage etc. Eventually, you walk a bit further, and out of the border area. There is a small cafe on the left. I would suggest arranging a cab to pick you up on the Indian side (get the driver's mobile number) and driving you to Amritsar; there is very little public transport on the Indian side. You have to carry your own luggage across the border, so be prepared if either you have a lot of luggage or have a disability.
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