When you return back to the Shahi Qila, you'll have buggies (Free of cost) that will take to you to the parking lot where for buses / cars are parked.
This visit to the border will take you approximately half a day with your travel back to Amritsar of 30 minutes,thats one way.
The history of this border is really amazing, where once upon a time, almost before or while Sir Radcliffe was prioritizing to work over the Border, officers on either sides used whatever was available like chalk, powder, drums, etc to have a temporary border. Such was the need of having a border urgently for the settlement of the 2 countries. This history is vividly described in the Partition Museum of Amritsar.
No doubt, the Indo Pak border is one of the most dangerous borders in the world.
It is noteworthy to be aware that there is a similar retreat ceremony at Firozpur (below Amritsar) which has more of a Red stacked background and less crowd. Do witness this if you visit Firozpur.
Borders, although necessary for the security of the nations, however resonate the vivid history and unforgettable tales that have passed from generations to generations, and unfortunately become good grounds for discussions.
We, as humans, hope that one day, Borders exist only for their Unique names, and not as barriers for minds, cultures, traditions and people.
Please share your Border stories or experiences and who knows, borders may actually bring us close !!
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