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Review of Wagah Border

Wagah Border
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Reviewed February 23, 2014

We went on Saturday afternoon and there was such a huge crowd that we could not see anything. This is par for the course, but what seemed problematic was that there were people carrying small children, and in the rush, there was no way to protect these children from the huge rush (including the security checking which was almost like a mini-stampede).

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Reviewed February 22, 2014

A belongingness to the country is aroused with feeling of patriotism taking over your senses. Reach by 1600 to occupy a place in stands

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Reviewed February 22, 2014

Once you'll be near to the actual "Swarn Jayanti Dwar" you'll start getting altogether a different feeling of patriotism. Reach early, to secure the front seats in the stadium seating. The ceremony starts at 1700 hrs everyday, whereas the crowd gathers at the main gate (which is about 500 mts from the main seating area) as early as 1300 hrs. Environment is full of enthusiasm, and you can actually hear roaring like, "Vande Mataram", " Hindustan Zindabad" and "Bharat Mata ki Jai", which make the other side a little low on that entho....SSB/BSF jawans, pumps up the crowd and which make the 10000 odd crowd to roar on top of their voice. Watching this ceremony is a "life-time" experience, the anger in eyes of the jawan performing the ceremony immediately transfers to the crowd...and you yourself feel like an "INDIAN"..must visit...atleast once in your life.

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Reviewed February 20, 2014

So this border ceremony happens in 3 places in Punjab. One at Wagah, others at Fazilka and Ferozpur, and they are definitely better than Wagah.
Wagah has been over hyped. There is too much crowd and therefore it is very difficult to witness the ceremony. The preference is always given to foreign expats than fellow countrymen, that was little saddening. Fazilka was much better and intimate. Wagah for me was same as cheering in IPL cricket match. Less of game and only entertainment.

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Reviewed February 20, 2014

Must go there well before time if you don't have the VIP passes! Carry a good camera with you, with good zoom! And be ready to shout a lot!

Thank Alok S
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