How to Attend the Wagah Border Ceremony

Indian woman runs with flag

In this post I outline how to attend the Wagah border ceremony. I will provide details that include maps, costs, logistical requirements and facts as well as links to a full written narrative, photos and videos. This is a self-guided activity on a shoestring. Follow the links to dig deeper into the adventure.

Difficulty Level:

This is an Easy Activity


India Area Map

Wagah India map

Western India Map

Wagah small map

Google Map or Wagah

Google Map of Amritsar

Google Map of Lahore

cost range

Total Cost Range of this Activity is: $


In India took a local bus from Amritsar (return)
Or take a taxi (return)
From Pakistan Tok-Tok from Lahore (return)



La Hore

Regale Internet Inn
Surriaya Mansion, Near Regal Cinema
65 The Mall, Lahore, 54000 Pakistan
00-92-42-7311987 Mob: 0333-4338588,
200 Rs dorm bed, 400Rs single, place is a dump and oven, but the only place to meet other travellers.

Raseeh Shams, Son of Regal Internet Inn owner.
Project Coordinator, Photo Journalist


At Border

Zahid Yaqeen, Manager at the Gov’t Hotel located at the border crossing. Excellent source of information and a relaxing break before the nightly closing.
00923134346890 or 00923465116568 or
c/o Mountain @ Culture
Nasseem Toyota Atous
Chaisma Bazar, Skardu
Baltistan, Northern Pakistan


Golden Temple, Amritsar

Free dorm for max 4 nights. Donation recommended. Very cramped. Limited toilet & shower in room for many people. Very hot in the summer.

Click to watch Video

Link to Full Narrative