Wagah Border Have you ever gone to one of the must-visit places in Amritsar, Punjab?
If you said no and you are someone who loves to explore historical places, then this post is for you.
Here we will talk about one of the most historical places in Amritsar, which is the Wagah Border.
It is also said that no trip to Amritsar is complete without visiting Wagah Border.
Let’s know more about this place.
History of Wagah Border
Wagah Border is the geographical boundary that separates India and Pakistan. Ever since the country gained independence in 1947, the Wagah Border has served as the road link between the two countries.
It’s located 32km from Amritsar. Wagah is a village in Pakistan located on the GT Road that passes Amritsar and Lahore.
Since 1959 both countries have been conducting the lowering of flags ceremony, a daily ritual here.
Quick fact: India has a 110-meter flagpole, which is considered the highest one in the country. While Pakistan has a 122-meter flagpole on their side.
How to reach?
The best and most comfortable way to reach Wagah Border is by road. Firstly, you need to move to Amritsar, and from Amritsar, you would be able to get buses directly taking you to the Wagah Border.
You can also go by car, as there are no such restrictions. But you would have to face a lot of rush there, as many people visit the Wagah border daily for the parade.
Wagah Border Parade time
If you are travelling to the Wagah Border in summer, then the parade timing is 5:15 pm, and if you are travelling to this place in Winter, then the timing is 4:15 pm.
The overall parade ceremony takes around 45 minutes.
However, the main entrance of the Wagah border is open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Also, if you want to explore this place properly, make sure to visit this place 1 hour before the starting time of the parade.
Wagah Border Entry Ticket
The Wagah Border entry is free of cost. Although the seats are limited, they use the first-come, first-serve a management model.
While travelling in Amritsar, you will get a lot of food items you should taste. Let us have a look at some of the most popular food items:
- Amritsari Kulcha
- Guru ka Langar at Golden temple
- Shammi Kabab
- Mutton Tikka
- Mutton Chaap
- Tandoori Chicken
- Sarson ka saad & Makki ki roti
As we have already discussed, the Wagah Border is 32km away from Amritsar, so you would have to come to nearby Amritsar to find the perfect accommodation.
Because of security concerns, there are no accommodations nearby Wagah Border.
But nearby Amritsar, you can easily find 3 to 5-star accommodations.
Do’s & Don’ts at the Wagah-Attari Border
The Wagah-Attari Border is built to check out the parade and area around it. Other than that, we should not do anything else.
The security at this place is exceptionally high; you would be able to notice checkpoints at every stage.
So make sure that you are not carrying any weapon or similar items that may lead you to a problem.
Tips for new travellers to the Wagah-Attari Border
If you are someone new or a first-time traveler to the border:
- Make sure to reach the place early, before parade time.
- Don’t carry many bags with you, as you may face a lot of issues because of the rush.
- Do not carry any knives or weapons with you.