Any Indian or Pakistani who has been to India will know what Wagah border is. This place is a live show of Pakistan Army, Indian Army and their national flags. It’s a must visit place for every traveler. The reason behind visiting this place is not just about patriotism, but also the new things you’ll learn about the culture and the people on both sides of the border.
Importance of Wagah Border
Wagah Border is a place that stands out as one of the major attractions in Punjab. The biggest attraction at Wagah Border is the fact that tourists get to witness an unusual event – the ‘Wagah Border ceremony’. The entire ceremony of this border takes place between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm, every day. Due to this, the ceremony draws a large number of tourists and locals. The sight and sound of the ‘Wagah Border ceremony’ is so mesmerizing that it can be seen on TV channels all over the world.
It is during this ceremony that thousands of armed soldiers march across the Wagah Border for eight consecutive hours. These soldiers are in impeccable uniforms (many are in full military uniform). What’s even more interesting is the fact that both India and Pakistan send their troops to Wagah Border to perform this ‘ceremony’ whole-heartedly. From raising their respective national flags, to lowering their flags again, all done with a lot of enthusiasm and energy. The ceremony ends with the soldiers showing off their marching skills by stomping on the ground and clenching their fists at the same time. They then retreat back across the border, which brings this ceremony to an end.
The Wagah Border ceremony is a great way to know more about the culture and the history of both India and Pakistan. Although there are many books, sermons and documentaries that cover this ceremony in great details, one can only get to know more about it if you witness the ceremony for yourself. if you love traveling and want to know about more places visit us at Traveltricky.com