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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Wagah Border

Wagah Border
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Private Tour: Golden Temple and Wagah Border in Amritsar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2012

The joint, and mockingly competing, march of the Indian and Pakistani army is very entertaining. The spirit of both the armies are very high and so are that of the spectators on both sides (Indians and Pakistanis).

Visited January 2012
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“Difficult to get a good view”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2012

As a "must see", we found this experince a little disappointing. The crowds are enormous ( don't even think about going there on Sundays) and it's nearly impossible to get a really good view. Crown control seems to consist of packing more and more people into the same space, so even if you get a great positin early by the time of the event, someone will be sitting on your head!

The ceremony itself is brief and very funny if you can see it. If you're in Amritsar go there but don't be surprised by the crush.

Visited March 2012
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2012

I didn't like that the men and woman could not walk together. I was there with my Fiance and we got separated

Visited January 2012
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“Crowds & chaos overpower one's patriotism..”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2012

We were hoping that it being a Tuesday that we'd have a pleasant experience. We got there at 4:30 - the gates had already opened by then. Passing through the initial security check was pretty quick. But trying to find a decent spot to sit down at was impossible. The stand to the right (where its not segregated by gender and thus family friendly) is quite small. And the larger stands on the left are separated by male & female. I stood on the stairs trying to get to the male section but with all the pushing and shoving (and not really getting anywhere), I actually felt it was a little dangerous. Definitely do not think of trying to go up the stairs if you have kids or seniors with you. The crowds that show up aren't very civil in my opinion - every man for themselves - push and shove and try to get in front of everyone else.

I left early - didn't get to see anything. Go early (even on a weekday) and still you're not assured of getting a good spot. Definitely skip this if you have kids & seniors - unless they're willing to put up with crowds & chaos and a little bit of man handling.

Visited May 2012
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“What an experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2012

If Health & Safety is your thing, think very carefully before you visit the Wagah Pass. Huge crushing queues managed by military on horse back, no organisation and ferocious pushing could prove dangerous if you are not sure footed.

Foreigners are allocated a seperate seating area, which is very welcome when you finally get inside the gate as the crowd is probably 5 times bigger than should be crammed into the space.

That said the spectacle is fantastic with high kicks that the Ministry of Funny Walks would be proud of!

Take a hat, lots of water and remember your camera.

Visited April 2012
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