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Wagah Border
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Private Tour: Golden Temple and Wagah Border with Punjabi Lunch
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Day Tour of Beating Retreat Ceremony at Wagah Border including Dinner from...
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Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

Been previously many times much more security and much more hectic...However the arena was packed and the passion and noise of the crowd added to the atmosphere. Must do trip my tip is get their early we got their party of 10 one hour early and it was packed albeit a Sunday. Their is a separate entry for VIP and Foreigners make use of it and force the issue...shown your passport and move though the process and get a good sets right at the front and bottom....

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Reviewed October 7, 2013

Once you are inside the stadium during evening parade, you will be filled with emotion with the atmosphere resounding with patriotic songs. People dance with fervor and you can see tears roling down the cheeks of many visitors, particularly elders, who are not dancing but feeling the intensity of patriotism present all around inside this place. It is surprising to see the same people behaving with so much selfishness immediately after the show. This is a must visit for youngsters and children. You have to start around 2.00 in the afternoon to reach here early to occupy front gallery. Caution: You can not carry any eatables, luggage, cell phone, etc. inside. Locker facility outside is run by private people in the open place and is expensive.

Thank Dr_Rambabu
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

What a experience !! can not describe!!!! I got VIP seats. Very near to border. The patriotic songs .. made the atm diff. What a enthu in people... I felt no one can defeat us.. what a Joonoon .. in soldiers.

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Reviewed October 7, 2013

This was a place which I wanted to visit ever since my childhood days, at least once in lifetime. It is not really easy to get a seat at this place. We had to stand in long queues (separate for ladies and gents) much ahead of the time the gates are opened (around 5.30 pm). It depends on the crowd, so u'll have to be present there by 3 pm at least. In case if you have got a special entry-pass, then it is fine. Else, lot of struggle really. Standing in the scorching sun for long time and sweating badly was really irritating. Hence, not advisable for senior citizens and little babies. Also, we were not allowed to carry even hand-bags inside owing to security concerns. Only water bottles, purses and cameras were allowed.

Nevertheless, there was that typical INDIAN spirit which kept us going !! When the gates were opened, people rushed and ran like anything. BSF try to keep in control the crowd, but still the over-enthusiasm breaks all the barriers !! We had to keep pace with the crowd to run and catch a seat in the gallery. But once you are there inside, its an ultimate experience, truly !!!

The entire atmosphere is filled in with patriotic spirit that undoubtedly it will catch anyone present there. The fun activities, dances to patriotic songs are certain things in which anyone can participate. Then begins the real action....The Parade by BSF jawans and Flag ceremony!! The vande-mataram and Jai-hind chants make the atmosphere terrific. What was exciting and astonishing to see was the BORDER-GATE which separates India and Pakistan. In addition to the excitement, there is also something which makes us think..." It is the selfless-sacrifice of those Jawans which makes us live comfortably in our homes and enjoy our lives." The least we can do for those Heroes are our simple tributes and thankfulness !! A must visit place for every Indian.... Jai-Hind !!

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Reviewed October 2, 2013

After the religious retreat at Golden Temple, the retreat ceremony at wagah fills you up with patriotism. Although the BSF tries its best to manage the crowd, but the long waiting time and rush to reach the venue is something you should be prepared for if you do not have a pass. Children, women and senior citizens are given preference. I think it is worth the experience. You will get that emotional surge on songs like "mere desh ki dharti" and "chak de". Being one of the rare retreat ceremonies, BSF jawans and Pakistan Rangers conduct the parade together, so as i said...you have to be there to experience it. Be careful with your stuff, wallet and cell phones. Do not rush for seats, its sheer luck :)

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