Wagah Border

Wagah Border, Amritsar: Hours, Address, Wagah Border Reviews: 4.5/5

Wagah Border
4.5
Theatre & Performances
Read more
Monday
4:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Write a review
What is Travellers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Top ways to experience Wagah Border
Popular mentions

4.5
3,921 reviews
Excellent
2,355
Very good
900
Average
401
Poor
131
Terrible
134

ShabbirBaldiwala
Mumbai, India628 contributions
Jun 2022
The Wagah border is just 45 mins from Amritsar city. Entry is absolutely free.
No bags are allowed inside. Cameras with single lens and mobiles are allowed. They have provided safety lockers at a tent of ₹50-100.
Gates open at 3.30pm. The stadium is divided into different arenas.
The rule: The lower seats offer the best view of the proceedings while the higher ones offer best protection from the Sun.
The observation: The lower ones get occupied first during winters and upper ones during summer.

The parade starts at 6pm during summer and is preceded by a few patriotic songs. Ladies and children are then invited to the ground for grooving to Bollywood numbers. The coordinated parade lasts for 20-25 mins on both the Indian as well as Pakistani sides and ends by lowering of the national flags.
Written 17 June 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Khushru Doctor
Ahmedabad, India202 contributions
Mar 2022
It has become a place to display your nationalism. Both the countries play their part in this absolute display of hostility. It is absolutely role play but managed very well. With patriotic songs being played at top volume and some great military parades it is worth going there. It has become overly crowded so plan your trip well.
Written 14 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

FINB SAM
Chennai (Madras), India31 contributions
Mar 2022
The parade was awesome, but crowd management is very bad. Please do not go on weekend as it is over crowded.
Written 19 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Prithvi Haldea
16 contributions
Mar 2022
This was my second visit to the place, after 20 years. the Indian watching area has become very large. It was jam packed on a weekday. Patriotism and nationalism comes to the fore with each passing moment. Yet you keep wondering why this rivalry between our two nations!
Written 8 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Smruti M
Mumbai, India37 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
The average rating is only for the way the crowd is managed. It was a complete chaos and the crowd was running here and there in March hot afternoon however once you get in, it was a very good experience. Must experience once in a lifetime. The BSF jawans and their performance was very good. Be ready to get pushed from everywhere , to be in heat and then struggle to get people to sit down so you can enjoy the show.
Written 21 March 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

KriP
7 contributions
Feb 2022
A 'must do experience' place to go to when in Amritsar. Takes about an hour by cab from old Amritsar city to the place. Plan well ahead and it may take almost half of the afternoon to get there, pass through the security checks, get seated etc. Ladies should carry a very very small handbag. No big bags/handbags/chargers or electronic devices other than phones/camera allowed. Though lockers are available but better to avoid carrying big handbags

Aim to be seated by 3.30pm as activities kicks off by 4pm and then the Parade from 5pm for 1.5hrs. Ceremonies are an absolute heart-thrilling experience. The commander in chief(India) is a gem and crowd puller. Feel absolute proud to be an India and experiencing the whole show is once in a life time. The patriotic music/crowd is another addition to our feeling.
Written 5 March 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Raul Raj
India267 contributions
Feb 2022
A great patriotic place, which rekindles love for our country. Must have a big board reading "COUNTRY FIRST' near the attraction.
Written 25 February 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Priyanka M
Bengaluru, India44 contributions
Dec 2021 • Solo
It is must visit location, the ceremony gives goosebumps.
It is suggested to reach 1.5 hours before the ceremony. Make sure to make a seat which is higher and away from stairs, as people stand on the stairs and hence block the view. Before the ceremony, there are few activities like ladies were given opportunity to run a small distance with Indian flag, dance on patriotic songs. After that, the ceremony started which had bit of dramatic flare in it. It is worth a watch and not to be missed.
Written 26 December 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

SridharSwam
Mumbai, India25 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
Just don’t miss this. Whether you are an Indian or from any other country, this half an hour action gives such positive vibes, it’s to be seen to experience.

The main event is from 4:30 to 5pm everyday and there are some lighter actions that happens from 3:45 to 4:30.

So well done, every minute is worth watching and become part of the entire event. BSF personnel do a great job. Our salutes.

Ladies and children, be closer to the action area, they will form a single Queue in the centre by around 3:45 pm and allow you to walk on the main action area carrying the Indian Flag and also allow all to dance together for 15 mins against Bollywood songs.

Main Tips: Best is to reach before 3pm. Try and get seat on the first row. No need to pre-book, there is no entry fee. No need to carry any IDs. They don’t allow any bags of any size, you can keep it their locker facility outside. Only mobiles and water can be carried inside. Photos and videos allowed.

Entry point Queue confusion : At entry point, there is no proper sign board and security staff don’t advise you clearly on where the Queue would start and where to stand.

Suddenly at 3pm, they announce that there would be separate queues for men and women. Q for women starts at 200 meters away from men and this announcement forces all women to run to their Q starting point. You may be the first one to reach but in this confusion, you end up in joining the Q behind 200 other people. It’s unfair. Due to sudden confusion, there is a chaos and to manage chaos, security staff start behaving impolitely and people push each other to join the Queue.

Most people come with families from all around the country without knowledge of local language and this confusion creates definite disturbance. This ‘separate Q for men and women’ is only up to crossing security post, after which you can join together. But by then you may lose much time.

Request BSF for proper crowd management at entry point. All these can be avoided with simple signboards and timely announcements.
Written 25 December 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sajan G Edacheril
Pala, India1,113 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
It’s the best place to visit when you are in Amritsar,we feel patriotism at all the means and we all say Bharath matha ji Jai.
Written 19 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 3,715
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Wagah Border

Wagah Border is open:
  • Mon - Mon 4:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Buy tickets in advance on Tripadvisor. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.

We recommend booking Wagah Border tours ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. See all 62 Wagah Border tours on Tripadvisor



Restaurants near Wagah Border: View all restaurants near Wagah Border on Tripadvisor