#wagah_border, #amritsar_punjab Wagah Border is the border line running along the #grand_trunk_road between Amritsar in Punjab, India, and Punjab in #lahore, #pakistan. People from all across the country visit this place to witness the #beating_retreat_ceremony that is held every day before sunset. This ceremony includes the closing of the international gates and lowering the flags of both the countries. The flag ceremony is conducted by the Indian Border Security Force and Pakistan Rangers since 1959. The Wagah Border is located at a distance of 22 km from Lahore and 28 km from Amritsar. Every evening, just before the sunset, the soldiers from the Indian and Pakistan military meet at this border post to engage in a 30-minute display of military showmanship. Officially, the purpose of the ceremony is to formally close the border for the night and lower the national flag. However, it is an entertainment ceremony and a patriotic display for the thousands of people who come here every day. During the build-up to the ceremony, the crowd witnesses national anthem chanting, rounds of applause and Bollywood-style dancing. People from both sides visit the Wagah border. The crowd is more on the weekend with people sitting in the stands and applauding the soldiers performing the ceremony. Seating arrangements are enabled for the spectators so that they can watch the ceremony. On both sides of the border, there is a massive gate which is inscribed as "Swarn Jayanti Dwar". A panoramic landscape of Wagah can be witnessed by climbing on top of this gate. #visiting_the_wagah_border_and_experiencing_the_beating_retreat_ceremony_is_utterly_gripping_one_which_leaves_you_full_of_pride_and_patriotism!