Though not exactly in the city, the Wagah Border is one of the most popular tourist places in Amritsar. It has achieved a legendary status due to its Beating Retreat Ceremony. This daily showdown between India’s Border Security Force (BSF) and Pakistani Rangers is accompanied by an enthusiastic show of patriotism on both sides.
As the soldiers come face to face and go through practiced manoeuvres, the anticipation builds up until it bursts forth amidst deafening waves of fervour. As the border gates are closed and the flags lowered for the night, the crowds disperse, and peace is restored.