Wagah Border is located at a distance of 28 kilometers from
Amritsar. It is the only border crossing between India and
Pakistan. It is an army outpost to protect check intrusion
from Pakistan and prevents any Indian from going to Pakistan.
Special buses and taxes from Amritsar take the tourists to
Wagah Border. En route Wagah the tourists chance upon seeing
some of the most fertile lands of Amritsar.
At the 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 an inscription "Swarna
Jayanti". From this a panoramic view of the landscape
is seen. There are electrified fences with 66,000 volts of
People visit Wagah border to see "Beating the Retreat"
ceremony performed by the soldiers in evening. Soldiers from
India and Pakistan perform a flag march. The flags are both
the countries are brought down. Then the gates between India
and Pakistan are opened. Soldiers perform some drills and
then the complex is illuminated. The whole ceremony takes
about half an hour.
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