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“Visit only if you are patriotic about it”
Review of Wagah Border

Wagah Border
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Private Tour: Golden Temple and Wagah Border in Amritsar
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Day Tour of Beating Retreat Ceremony at Wagah Border including Dinner from...
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Private Tour: Golden Temple and Wagah Border with Punjabi Lunch
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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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“Visit only if you are patriotic about it”
Reviewed November 10, 2013

One can see the zeal and patriotism about your country , but there is madding rush at that stadium . avoid weekends , week days are better . Ladies & gents queue and sitting arrangements are different also mobile network do not work there , contacting your spouse, family or driver may be a challenge.

Parade was just OK and lowering the flag at sunset was a usual affair .

Visited November 2013
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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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“Amazing experience. Don't miss.”
Reviewed November 9, 2013

This was an absolutely amazing experience. I was very excited to see this, and it exceeded expectations. I expected something somber and serious, but the event is filled with music, Indians dancing in the streets, and announcers cheering everyone on. Crowds were also very well controlled and with guards everywhere the event feels quite safe.

Tips: The reserved seats for foreigners (where we sat) are very close to the action, but supposedly you can get VIP seats that are even better if you plan a day in advance. We recommend sitting higher in the stands for a better birds eye view of the action. Down at the bottom of the stands it can be hard to see the actual border gate (where much of the pomp takes place) due to the venue layout.

Overall was a fascinating display of Indian patriotism that is free for all. Not to be missed.

Visited October 2013
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Vadodara, India
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“Hindustan zindabad”
Reviewed November 9, 2013

The entry starts around 4pm and the ceremony starts at 5.00p.m. There is a big crowd there so it is better to reach early around 4pm so that you can get good place to observe the ceremony. Near the border and sitting area there are enough shops for eating and liquids so you can easily go early and watch the whole proceeding.

Visited November 2013
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Cologne, Germany
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“strange experience”
Reviewed November 8, 2013

The change of the guards at Wagah Border is a weird and funny display of patriotism. Thousands of Indians definitely go crazy while watching the show. As a foreigner, I had a hard time connect to all the patriotic behavior, but it is definitely fun to watch the crowd. Unfortunately, it is kind of overcrowded. The ride to get to Wagah Border from Amritsar is quite long and be prepared to stand in waiting lines for hours. Still nor sure, whether the change of the guards is a must see...

Visited August 2013
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mumbai
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“Wah Wah !!!!!!!!!!!!!”
Reviewed November 7, 2013

The Wagha Border beating the retreat ceremony makes you feel patriotic. Well orchestrated in grand fashion , controlling the packed galleries, the runs to the gate with the flag and synchronizing the parade when the gates open - the BSF soldiers do the grand job with ease in their impressive uniforms. It was quite an experience for us to sit in the VIP seats and watch the joint Indo-Pakistan border spectacle. I only wish the stadium had been built in such a manner so everyone could get a view of the gates. People in the general stand could hardly see the ceremony from a distance. Although the crowd on the Pakistan side was very thin even then it gave the ceremony the air of festivity. A most memorable event.
The ceremony began just before the sunset and hence there are no specific timings. It starts early in winters and late in summers. The Border Security Force commences the flag lowering ceremony half hour prior to sunset at both sides (India and Pakistan).
The foreign tourists are given VIP passes on arrival. Indian tourists will have to arrange for it in advance through BSF to see the parade real close and at the same time do not have to wait in the queue for hours amidst an unruly crowd.
Wagah Border – an added tour during visit to Amritsar – Do the honors !!!!!!!!

Visited October 2013
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