Amritsar & the Pakistan border

Before going to the Golden Temple during our one full day in Amritsar, we went to the India-Pakistan border at Wagah for an amazing show. It was sort of like the changing of the guard at Checkpoint Charlie, with elaborately dressed guards doing elaborate marching exercises complete with shouting, drums, music, and a loudly patriotic crowd. Fascinating, here are some pix…

 

Here are some videos of the event (post pending)…

 

Here are other pix around town, including Khalsa Women’s College…

 

Study Questions:

  1. Research the Partition of India and India/Pakistan relations. Discuss your findings.
  2. What is the meaning and purpose of the Wagah border ceremony?
  3. Compare Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride to a tuk-tuk ride in Amritsar. Which is more fun?

3 thoughts on “Amritsar & the Pakistan border

  1. There is no place to press “like” on these pics–but yes, I like ’em!!!!!! XO

    On Thu, Feb 18, 2016 at 8:34 PM, Random Vail wrote:

    > randallvail posted: “Before going to the Golden Temple during our one full > day in Amritsar, we went to the India-Pakistan border at Wagah for an > amazing show. It was sort of like the changing of the guard at Checkpoint > Charlie, with elaborately dressed guards doing elaborate ” >

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