The Wagah-Attari border is an important place between India and Pakistan. It is a village on the border of India and Pakistan, on the Gand Trunk Road between Amritsar (India) and Lahore (Pakistan). Bagha border is regularly opened for tourists. A ceremony is held here daily called Beating Retreat. If you too are going to see this ceremony, then you have brought some important information for you.
Wagah border is 29 km from Lahore and 27 km from Amritsar. The ceremony at the Wagah border started in 1959. The main objective of the Wagah border ceremony is to create an atmosphere of mutual cooperation and harmony between the two countries. It is popularly known as Beating Retreat Ceremony. During this ceremony, the border is formally closed and the flags of both the countries are flagged off honorably. This ceremony is held every evening before sunset. A large number of tourists come to see this ceremony.
How to reach
To reach Wagah border you have to reach Amritsar first. To go to Amritsar, you have the option of bus, train and flight. Sri Guru Ram Das Ji International Airport is the nearest airport to Amritsar. Taxi facility is available from here to the city. Apart from this, you can also go to Amritsar by train and bus.
If you want to see the Retreat Ceremony at the Wagah border at the right time, then you have to arrive before 3 pm. This is because after reaching here it takes time to collect security check, bag or luggage and reach the seat. Explain that the time of retreat ceremony is 5:15 in the summer and 4:15 in the winter. The retreat that takes place here lasts for 45 minutes. The Wagah border is open from 10 am to 4 pm.
Golden Temple to Bagha Border
If the tourist wants to go to the Bagha border from the Golden Temple then he can taxi for 35 km journey. Taxi is easily available here and it costs 100 to 120 fares per person. This journey takes one hour. If you wish, you can do single or sharing cab here.