ESSAY ON VISIT TO WAGAH BORDER
Very good narration Amitava as always in your posts. I am on my way to post few more actually I prepared a list and which is not a small one… desparately hunting for old album — so many shifting from one place to another — hope readers may like them too. The crowd started getting very large in number and there was pushing and shoving all around. It was a nice one hour with him exchanging family details; unfortunately, no one was at home except him. The other part of the fence was also a part of India before partition few decades ago and there was no border. August 20, at 4:
I just returned home, hence this delay — my sincere apology. Review of Wagah Border. What a show both sides put on! September 21, at 6: You will definitely love the place…. In what are obviously well choreographed moves the soldiers, on both sides, march right up to the gate to face each other.
August 15, at 4: Next time go to Wagah Border on not so special occasion and see the flag lowering ceremony it is terrific.
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We had finally decided to visit Amritsar though it was a close call for Shimla. Twitter Facebook Email Print. So, we had the entire morning to roam around Amritsar and also we had to go to see the Flag Hosting ceremony at Jalliwanla Bagh to meet our relatives. Except the fencing, everything is so similar. Do I need to say anything about me? Proud peacocks ruffling feathers could not compete with what is going on at ground level in a display of exaggerated marching, high legs kicksstares and other highly coordinated edsay.
Mingling with the teeming crowds were tourists of many western countries who joined in the carnival like atmosphere but commented that they knew of no other border between hostile neighbours that could boast of such colourful and musical drama. All reviews wqgah lowering ceremony both sides every evening closing ceremony pakistan rangers security forces takes place flag waving electrifying atmosphere indian army india pakistan national pride unique experience must visit place visiting lahore parade flags.
my memorable trip – Review of Wagah Border, Lahore, Pakistan – TripAdvisor
September 19, at March 12, at 1: Udham Singh was also present during firing and he is one of the greatest freedom fighter — so playing a role of him is actually paying a tribute to our Independence Movement, including him. Nothing could be more appropriate than a visit to the Jallianwala Bagh.
We are planning a visit to Amritsar. Its our duty to extend our hand of friendship.
I found it amusing that the soldiers who put on this modern day version of a war dance actually work together behind the scene to ensure that the whole thing goes about without a move out of place. We had our lunch at Amritsar again and reached NH-1 with the help of the restaurant owner.
It was a normal working day for me on August 13 th and I had no plan till lunch time. A friend of mine saw this a couple of months ago and the photos were similar — looks amazing! August 16, at 1: The show has already started. See all reviews. However, we had to stop at a restaurant around 8 a. This is the last station on Indian soil and Pakistan is within a distance of 3 km.
An evening at Wagah Border
The whole point of the evening was to drown each others din by ratcheting up the volume esasy your side. At sunset, the flags were pulled down simultaneously. The ceremony commences with a roistering parade by soldiers on both sides of viist border with theatrics that would have Monty Python eating his heart out.
It lies on the rail route connecting Lahore, Pakistan with Delhi. The Pakistani side was more muted with very few women in the stands.
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