Amritsar: Beating Retreat Ceremony, Sadda Pind and Dinner

Amritsar: Beating Retreat Ceremony, Sadda Pind and Dinner

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Witness the ceremonial closing of gates and lowering of flags of India and Pakistan in the Indo-Pak Beating Retreat ceremony at the Wagah Border. After the event, experience Sadda Pind, a Punjabi village resort, and enjoy a traditional dinner.

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Duration 6 hours
Starting time 3:00 PM
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Experience

Highlights
  • See the Indo-Pak parade ceremony at Wagah Border
  • Observe BSF and Pakistani soldiers march towards the gates from their respective sides
  • Experience authentic Punjabi life at Sadda Pind village resort
  • Watch a Gatka performance, a traditional Sikh martial art
  • Indulge in traditional Punjabi cuisine during dinner
Full description
At 3:00 PM, your driver and guide will pick up you from your hotel and proceed to Wagah Border for the evening of the Indo-Pak parade ceremony, also called Beating the Retreat. Watch ceremony from the VIP or foreigner gallery. Wagah Border Post is about 29 kilometers from Amritsar on the Grand Trunk, and it has become famous for the ceremonial closing of gates and lowering of flags of India and Pakistan. Watch BSF and Pakistani Rangers march towards the gates from their respective sides. After the gate is thrown open, the soldiers salute each other and start lowering the flags. The flags are carefully folded and carried back. The ceremony reaches a crescendo with the soldiers return to the border line for the final handshake. Once done, no glance is exchanged and the gates are slammed close. Blowing of the trumpet marks the end of the ceremony. The flag down ceremony often starts before sunset time (around 4:30 PM in winter and 5:30 PM in summer).  After the ceremony, your driver will take you to Sadda Pind, a Punjabi village resort located around 24 kilometers from Wagah Border. Experience authentic Punjabi life. Watch a Gatka performance (a traditional Sikh martial art), a rope dancer, a magician, a traditional puppet show and lassi being churned. Enjoy fun games and a horse ride, see mud houses, browse handmade items, cool down with misting technology and more.  For dinner, indulge in delicious Punjabi foods, like kadhi chawal (a popular rice-based dish), makki di roti (traditional flatbread), Amritsari naan, pindi chole (a chickpea dish), kulfi (a frozen dairy dessert), rabri (a condensed-milk-based dessert) and more. Afterwards, your driver will drop you back to your hotel around 9:00 PM.
Includes
  • Entry fees to all mentioned ceremonies and performances
  • Punjabi dinner in Sadda Pind Village
  • Transportation and sightseeing by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Tour guide
  • All taxes and service charges
  • Camera fee at ceremonies and performances
  • Expenses arising out of unexpected circumstances like natural calamities, flight cancellations or delays

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  • VIP gallery entry is not permitted for Indian nationals
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