Watch the Beating Retreat Ceremony at Wagah Border
The Beating Retreat Ceremony at Wagah Border, popularly known as the Lowering of Flags Ceremony, is a pompous affair. A chest-thumping display of military orchestration bordering (pun intended) on theatricality. While most will be overcome with patriotism of the highest order, some might find it a little too, for lack of a better word and considering the relations between the two nations, hostile. I belong to the latter category. That being said, the ceremony is worth seeing at least once. You can leave the paperwork and rest of the formalities to City On Pedals and opt for their Wagah Border Tour. Just make sure you are seated an hour before the ceremony begins (5.30 pm in summer and 4.30 pm in winter) or you might miss out altogether. While you're at it, you can also make a quick visit to Pul Kanjari, a deserted army bunker, and Mata Lal Devi Temple. It's all included.