Lahore The City of Gardens
Wagah Border location about 24 kilometers from Lahore. Lahore is the capital of the province of Punjab and the second most populous city of Pakistan, it is also known as the Garden of the Mughals or the City of Gardens. It boasts of many landmarks which offer an insight into the rich heritage of the Mughal Empire. It is also commonly referred to as the Heart of Pakistan. It is situated near the river Ravi and the Indian border, Wagah.
Due to Lahore’s rich history, the Mughal and colonial structure has still been preserved in all its magnificence. Mughal construction such as, the Badshahi Mosque, Lahore Fort, Shalimar Gardens and the mausoleums of Jahangir and NurJehan are very attractive tourist spots in the city. Several architectures originally designed by the British, such as the Lahore High Court, General Post Office (GPO) and many of the old universities still exist their Mughal-Gothic style, and splendor.
Wagah, is a town near the Radcliffe Line, The official limit line separating India and Pakistan since 1947, the year when the Partition of India occurred. The town lies 600 meters west of the fringe. At the season of freedom in 1947, the travelers from the Indian parts of the subcontinent entered the present day Pakistan through this border crossing. The Wagah railroad station lies 400 meters toward the south and just 100 meters from the Border line itself. In Pakistan the Border intersection is known as Wagah Border while in India it is known as the Atari Border crossing, named after the Indian town Atari, which lies 500 meters east of the fringe inside of the Indian Region.
The bringing down of the banners, or the Beating Retreat function at Wagah outskirt, is an everyday military inclination that the security powers of India (Border Security Force) and (Pakistan Rangers) have together taken after since 1959. The activity is characterized as nitty gritty and quick move like activities, which has been displayed as “beautiful”. It is on the other hand an image of the two nations’ conflict, and in addition brotherhood and participation between the two countries. Pioneers have once in a while portrayed it as “forcefully revolting”.
Wagah Border and Tourism
When we discuss some truly charming spots in Pakistan it is very hard to single out any one such place. In any case, on the off chance that it is in the city of Lahore then there has all the earmarks of being one and only place overflowing with energy, fun or more all patriotism, the Wagah Border.
Regularly the banner bringing down function has been a presentation of macho and normal arrogance by the outskirt security strengths on every side, however the irresistible opposition has been conditioned down as of late. As the gatekeepers assemble on every side and the general population on both sides wave their separate banners, the air echoes with devoted motto, including Pakistan Zindabad (Long Live Pakistan) and Jai Hind (Long Live India) on the Pakistani side, there is additionally the customary recitation of Quranic verses.