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Attari Border Crossing

Amritsar

14.4/5(20 Ratings)

Attari Border Crossing Overview

Ranked 7 of 45 sightseeing in Amritsar
Attari Border Crossing, the only road border crossing between India and Pakistan, is situated in Wagah. Attari Border Crossing lies on the Grand Trunk Road between Amritsar and Lahore.
A retreat ceremony called 'lowering of the flags' is held every evening for 30 minutes before sunset. During this ceremony, the Border Security Force of India and Pakistan Rangers perform an energetic parade. As the sun sets the flags of India and Pakistan are lowered and folded by their respective soldiers.
Best suited for the whole family, visitors can view this retreat ceremony from the galleries present at the border. The flag down ceremony starts at 4.30 pm and ends with the national anthem at 5 pm. The Attari Border Crossing remains opens between 10 am and 4 pm.
The weather here can be quite hot during the summers and so the best time to visit Attari Border Crossing is between the months of October and February when the weather is cooler.
One can also visit the Khalsa College which is situated on the way to Attari Border.
Attari Border Crossing is located at a distance of 28 km from Amritsar and can be reached by train, bus, taxi and auto rickshaw.

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  • Excellent 8
  • Good 4
  • Very Good 2
  • Average 1
  • Terrible 0
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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 2-3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunset
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Reviews and Ratings

Parth Sabharwal

Parth Sabharwal5.0/5

379 reviews

Border with a Bang

This border of hindustan and pakistan is the attraction for both countries people because both enjoy and generate their zeal at the time of flg march by both the country,

Mayur K

Mayur K5.0/5

24 reviews

Patriotism at its Peak

The Attari-wagah border ceremony near Amritsar is a must watch for every Indian once in a lifetime. The patriotism and Josh it arouses in oneself is unmatched and It's good to see soldiers of both countries showing 'Tashan' at each other. Although one has to go through stringent checks to reach the destination but it's worth it. Alas, it feels really proud to be INDIAN. Jai hind.
  • Patriotism at its Peak
  • Patriotism at its Peak
  • Patriotism at its Peak
  • Patriotism at its Peak
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Pradeep Ramachandran

Pradeep Ramachandran5.0/5

225 reviews

Must visit place

Every Indians should visit this place. It is very close to Pakistan border just 1 km. This area entire covered by BSF. The trade gate between Pakistan and India is close this place. India's highest flag is located in this place.
  • Must visit place
  • Must visit place
  • Must visit place

C.s. manish Dasgupta

C.s. manish Dasgupta3.6/5

102 reviews

Attari Station and Boarder

While visiting wagah boarder we went to this station which is officially last station of India. We were lucky enough to actually see Pakistan railway. A train composing of 8 coaches was standing on platform no 2 and BSF and Army personnel's were checking everything thoroughly. The tracks have been segregated by high wire boundaries. The police personnel were kind enough to allow us to stay at the platform.

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Jithin Ramesh

Jithin Ramesh5.0/5

13 reviews

The real feel of being an Indian

Being from the South I had never actually seen the hardships our Army personnel's had to go through, when I went to Kashmir I saw that. Then I got the lucky chance to visit the retreat ceremony at Attari- Wagah Border, that too from a good point where I could see the whole ceremony. It is indeed a moment in my life when I feel the proudest of being an Indian. The energy and the whole ambiance is just electric. All thanks to our jawans from BSF who work day and night to protect us and making us feel proud everyday. I was also extremely lucky to meet and spend some quality time with a jawan from BSF, she was from Belgaum don't know her name.

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Manish Kumar

Manish Kumar4.3/5

8 reviews

Patriotism

Awesome place to go, it gives us immense pride and patriotic feeling. This is one of the good place to visit in Amritsar. Parade is the best part of the visit. The whole environment seemed to be electric in its way. There were moments when you get enchanted in the whole frame.
  • Patriotism

Babua Sen

Babua Sen5.0/5

1 review

Awesome place

Very nice place. Border of India and Pakistan. Everyday from 4pm to 7pm they run a show of our Border Security Force and also you can join that show, seriously it's awesome.
  • Awesome place
  • Awesome place
  • Awesome place

Roshan Kumar

Roshan Kumar3.6/5

7 reviews

Overcrowded nation love

After visiting Golden Temple and Jallianwala Bagh we came to visit Wagah Border for the evening ceremonies. But we were little late or you can say right at time of starting of events. The seats were already full and lots of crowd was on the gate "Swarn Jayanti Dwar" to catch a glimpse of the events going on. An LED screen was fitted outside for people couldn't get seat to enjoy the events.
  • Overcrowded nation love

Anil Bhale

Anil Bhale3.6/5

6 reviews

Patriotic feeling at Wagah Border

TIP NO: 1.It's very crowded at the time of parade. Please be there in stadium by 2:30 P.M, if you want to experience the parade LIVE.TIP No: 2Keep all your bags (purse or handbags are not allowed) in your vehicle.TIP No: 3It darkens very fast after the parade. So decide a place to meet if you are in a group or family as females will have to go in by other gate. Many places looks similar to strangers.

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Siddharth Kolhapure

Siddharth Kolhapure5.0/5

5 reviews

Right after the fist exchange

My visit was during first week of March 2011, just 2 days after the infamous blow exchange between Pak and Indian soldiers. After this incident the flag lowering ceremony was suspended. Me and my 2 friends were amongst the first people to witness the ceremony once they were resumed. The experience was super charged and we didn't feel lazy even for a minute. Carry a good remedy for sore throat, you will need it after cheering and hooting for 2hrs. Be at least an hour ago for the entrance, and don't struggle for the seats as the view is awesome from all sides. If possible sit behind as you will literally be blown by the numerous speakers. A word of caution, be aware of pickpockets and thieves. Leave heavy purses and expensive articles in your car. A must is clicking pics and interacting with the BSF personnel and also a visit to the souvenir shop. I wish I could carry lot of sweets for them.Hats off to BSF for making the experience a very memorable one. I have heard that there is a flag raising ceremony too. Need to witness it next time.

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