Wagah is an army outpost on
Indo-Pak border - between Amritsar and Lahore. I had the opportunity to witness a ritual of 'madness' at this border post recently.
Our journey began from Amritsar, on the Indian side of the border. As you drive in one of the specially run buses or taxis, which do this trip routinely, you see some of the most fertile land and prosperous rural areas of Punjab.
Wagah Border is situated at a distance of 28
kilometers from Amritsar Punjab. Wagah Border is the only
border crossing between India and Pakistan. Wagah Border is an
army outpost to keep check intrusion from Pakistan and prevents any
Indian from going to Pakistan. Unique buses and taxes from
Amritsar city take the tourists to Wagah Border. Way Wagah the tourist
chance upon seeing some of the lushest lands of Amritsar Punjab.
At the Wagah border outpost there is a complex of buildings, roads and
barriers on both sides. At the entrance of this outpost, there is a
sightseeing gate with a dedication "Swarna Jayanti". From this a
panoramic view of the scenery is seen. There are electrified barriers
with 66,000 volts of electric current. Person visit Wagah
border to see "Beating the Retreat" observance performed by the
soldiers in evening. Soldiers from India and Pakistan make a flag march.
The flags are India and Pakistan is brought down. Then the gates between
India and Pakistan are opened. Soldiers make some drills and then the
complex is illuminated. The whole service takes about half an hour.
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The crowd fell silent, drained of energy. What it left behind in the minds was sure to last a long time. What was the purpose of the entire proceeding ? It bred nothing but intolerance between two neighbours who could surely do without more animosity. Two peoples who have been brothers till recently are separated by artificial borders and daily events like these are only helping those wanting the relations to remain sour. It is time for sane persons in both countries to put a halt to the madness in these 'showdowns' held daily at sundown.
Wagah, an army outpost on Indo-Pak border - between Amritsar and Lahore, is an elaborate complex of buildings, roads and barriers on both sides. The daily highlight is the evening "Beating the Retreat" ceremony. Soldiers from both countries march in perfect drill, going through the steps of bringing down their respective national flags. As the sun goes down, nationalistic fervour rises and lights are switched on marking the end of the day amidst thunderous applause.
Outlook Traveller Tip
If you plan to visit the Wagah Border for the changing of the guards ceremony, leave Amritsar early to be at your seat by 5.30-5.45 pm. Hold your cab for the return journey; you don't want to Attari to find a bus.
Though travelling by car is the best option, you can also take a bus to Attari from Amritsar and then catch a rickshaw/ autorickshaw for the last 2 km. For the return trip by bus, remember that the last bus to Amritsar leaves Attari by 6 pm.
Open 10 am-4 pm.