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Opening timings for wagah border

The ceremony takes place at 4:15 PM in winters and 5:15 PM in summers.
All days of the week
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Wagah Border, National Highway 1 PB, Amritsar, Punjab 143001, India
entry fee
No entry fee
All days of the week
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The ceremony takes place at 4:15 PM in winters and 5:15 PM in summers.
visit duration
3 to 4 hours

how to reach wagah border

Located on the NH 1 in Punjab, Wagah Border is one of the most famous places. There are many local transport buses from railway station that take you to wagah border. You can also take a shared auto to reach the place. The Samjhauta Express from Delhi to Lahore passes through Wagah. The last station on the Indian side is Attari. It runs Tuesdays and Fridays from Delhi.From Amritsar, Wagah is about 45 minutes away by car. Taxis cost INR 1000

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Wagah Border in Amritsar between Pakistan and India is the only road border between the two countries. Apart from its national significance it is visited with great patriotism and enthusiasm for the ceremony that happens every day before sunset. The highlight is lowering of the flags of the two countries simultaneously. It lies on the Grand Trunk Road between the cities of Amritsar, Punjab, India, and Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. The border is located 22 km from Lahore and 28 km from Amritsar.

The flags are folded and the ceremony ends with a gesture that involves a brusque handshake between soldiers from either side which is followed by the closing of the gates. The spectacle of the ceremony attracts many visitors from both sides of the border, as well as international tourists for its high energy and enthusiastic ceremonial practice.

This checkpoint at Wagah Border  in Amritsar  draws plenty of global attention and affords a stage for Indian and Pakistani paramilitary forces to strut their tough stuff. Each sunset, there are noisy partisan crowds cheering on the BSF and the Rangers as they present arms with much stagemanaged, in-your-face ceremony, each side trying to outdo the other. On special occasions, liberals on both sides take out candle-lit processions.

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Rabia Malik
Rabia Malik
Must See & Best rate for Taxi fare ARV cabs 09888302117
Jul 29 2015
Wagha Border is most important thing to see. we booked the taxi from ARV Cabs. fare was best and genuine . wagha Border patriotism place.
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ARV Taxi Amritsar
Mar 27 2015
Best Time to visit at Wagha Border If Travel by car Summer time depart Time : 15:45 - 16:00 Leave from Amritsar , You will Reach there at 16:30,Gate will open at 17:30 , Finish Time 19:00 Winter time depart time : 15:00 -15:15 Leave from Amrit ...... read more