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Having avoided the stays at the big hotel's we ended up at a british run guest house in lahore defence telephone 03349407388 email firstname.lastname@example.org. The next day we travelled on towards the border.
Getting to the crossing early about 10 am, from lahore defence cost is 1000 pak rs in aircon toyota corolla 20 minutes travel time on the new ring road. Avoiding the mad rush when the friendship bus gets there approx. 10.30am.
Don't pay anyone at the Indian side behind immigration counter, they come up with ' you are our first customer'! Crossing normally takes 30minutes if you got no bags. If your going to Dehli via amristar airport go by jetairways.com very cheap flights, approx 3000 rs getting there takes 30 minutes by car costs about 900 indian rs, tell the driver to take it easy. If you need to get currency do it on the crossing but only change the minimum amount required. email@example.com
Visiting Wagha border
For a Pakistani it z a best place to express his love for his country openly.According to the law of Pakistan it z not allowed to expose the flag to the sky when it z evening so that the darkness of the day(bad times) or night could be kept away from the flag.For tourist a general information i would that i would like to share z that when the flag x removed u have to stand like everyone els inorder to show ur respect towards the flag of Pakistan and Pakistan itself.
I love the dress of Pakistani rangers.The mustache is considered to be symbol of bravery and it z meant to create a fear in enemy it z thought that it makes a man look brave and confident.Therefore for rangers it is appricated to keep a mustache.It is thought that in battle field it makes enemy fear from u.
In Punjabi language it z commonly said "Much nai te kuch nai" if u don't have a mustache u r nothing.
every evening their z a huge crowd to visit this Pak-Indo border.tourist r give special importance and their x no resturant there, it x better to have food before u go their and i think also no toilets r there.u can only get soft drinks,tea,hot yummy corns and some kind of chips.
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I went to the Indian/Pakistan border to see the flag ceremony they do daily at about 4:30/5:00 (or at least while I was there). You want to get there early and expect a mad dash to the front when the gates open. While I didn't know to tell them I was there, the guards saw me and took me to THE BEST SEATS IN THE HOUSE. As you can tell, I got close! It's a great experience to see everyone there with such pride for their country (and loathing for another if you prefer to see those sorts of things......kidding) Don't go on a Sunday! It's PACKED
The Pakistan-Indian border is 29 km(18 miles) from Lahore along the Grand Trunk Road at Wagah. The daily flag ceremonies, raising in the morning and lowering 30 minutes before sunset, are solemn and colourful in true tradition, with the Pakistani & Indian soldiers vying for militry perfetion and a lone bugler playing the haunting Last Post.
TDCP runs sightseeing tours from Lahore to attend the eveing ceremony, charging about US $4-5. There is always house-full scene there. The Wagah border crossing is now open daily between 9am-4pm for foreign tourist. Check in Lahore for latest information. To cross into India you need valid travel documents, health certificates and patience:allow at least two hours to negociate the numerous officials & forms. In normal conditions you can easily take a bus, minibus, or taxi to the border, walk across 500 meters of no-man's land(porters are available to carry your baggge) and take bus or taxi from the other side to Amritsar.
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