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“A joke on the Punjab (both sides)”
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Wagah Border
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The Wagah Border Drama and the Golden Temple with Private Transfer
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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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Reviewed August 8, 2014

If you want to see a bunch of soldiers strut around and play pretend, rambo for their contemporary states, go see.
I've seen this from both sides of historic Punjab and I can't see what people turn up for other than outdated 20th century, nation state, jingoism on display. Nothing special - save your money for better things.

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Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is a recollection of my visit to the border in April 2014. We planned to visit the place on a Monday thinking that the crowds will be manageable but were surprised to see the mass of humanity. The segregation of men and women does cause fair bit of problem as it is very difficult to trace out the family members after the event.

The event is enjoyable but jingoistic. Can be made a bit less filmy. Finally when you look at the other side, you see people who are not very different but under a different flag and shouting different slogans.

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Reviewed August 6, 2014

Approx. 30 k.m from Amritsar city. Every citizen of India & Foreigners r openly invited to see the Flag Retreat Ceramony held every evening all year (only in this border point in the world between two countries)
Entry can be done by two ways :-
(1) Open 4 all citizens (Have to Walk approx. 500 mt. & capture seats in the sitting area)
(2) VIP Pass (Pre booking done by BSF & Punjab Govt. officials contacts. Can take there own vehicales inside first check point)
(3) Senior citizen directly to VIP area.
In VIP area every one should get seat to sit (managed by BSF)
(4) Foreigners gets direct entry in VIP area by showing there passport & needs no VIP pass.
(5) Eatables are allowed inside.
(6) Without VIP Pass reach there in advance as the gate open approx. at 4.30 p.m & crowed is huge in open category.

Must be visited by every citizen of India

3  Thank choudharysss
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Reviewed August 5, 2014

I felt like I'm watching a spectacle in theatre! Loads of shouting, acrobatics and testosterone! And great opportunity to just sit at the borders of two countries.

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Reviewed August 1, 2014

Highly recommend, if you are going to Amritsar for the first time, watch two countries blasting off at each other via load speakers and PA systems, loud patriotic sounds with Bhangra music, grannies running with flags towards enemies to loud chears of long live Hindustan, echoed by distant chants of Pakistan Zindabad. if they could do this instead of real wars!!!!

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