You cannot simply visit the city of gardens and miss out on the amazing military parade at the Wagah borders. The traditional flag raising and lowering ceremonies date back to 1959 every morning and evening on the India-Pakistan border, which is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Lahore. The Beating Retreat is held before sunset which attracts a large number of people every day. The event sees hundreds of men, women and children chanting patriotic slogans on both sides of the Wagah border crossing, so whether you are visiting this historic city for business or pleasure, you should definitely take the time to watch the famous army rally at the Wagah border in Lahore.
But before delving into the location of the Wagah Border and its nearby attractions and discussing the timing of the ceremony, let’s first talk about the border itself and what these exercises stand for. The Wagah Attari border is located on the road between Lahore and Amritsar. It is the only open land border crossing between India and Pakistan. The majority of goods transported between the two countries pass through this point as well.
It is much more than just a display of pomp and courage. While the parade is very entertaining and has patriotic sentiments among the attendees, the ceremony actually symbolizes the rivalry and camaraderie between the two countries, as soldiers from both countries shake hands before the border gate is officially closed after the flag is lowered. The impressive display also reminds the people of the city of the sacrifices made by the army to protect the sovereignty of our country. Needless to say, every Pakistani must visit the historic Wagah Border Gate after the flag-lowering ceremony.
The impressive display also reminds civilians of the sacrifices made by the military to protect the sovereignty of our country. Needless to say, every Pakistani should visit the historic Wagah frontier in Lahore at least once in his life. The Wagah border is about 27 kilometers from Lahore. Depending on your location and traffic condition, it takes about 40 to 50 minutes to reach the Wagah border crossing via Grand Trunk Road.