Attari-Wagah Border – Flag Lowering Ceremony

Wagah Border Flag Lowering Ceremony, Punjab, India

We booked a prepaid sharing taxi one day in advance via the prepaid booth nearby Golden Temple for Rs. 100 per person. The next day was Diwali festival day we started our journey nearby Golden Temple at 2:30 pm and reached Attari-Wagah Border at 3:45 pm.

Golden Temple to Attari-Wagah Border is 32 Km approx. journey.

Total journey/travel time from Golden Temple to Attari-Wagah Border – 1 hour 15 minutes.

At 3:50 pm we were in the queue at Wagah Border BSF check-post. By 4:15 pm we were near the stands.

Please note: Gutkha, Bidi, Cigarette, Lighters, or any type of bag are not allowed after the BSF check-post. Only a camera is allowed in hand. We were carrying a camera case. A local person approached us and requested us to deposit camera case at a makeshift locker under a tree. He provided his mobile number and locker number on a piece of paper. Charges – Rs. 30/-. After the ceremony, we collected the bag.

Attari-Wagah Border Flag Lowering Ceremony started at 4:30 pm first with visitor’s participation and later by BSF. By 5:30 pm the ceremony ends. By 6:30 pm we reached nearby Golden temple via the same shared taxi.

In words, it is difficult at least for me to write the experience. It is a patriotic feeling which can be felt only if you are visiting Attari-Wagah Border. One should visit at least once.