Can you cross the border to Pakistan?
Replies: 10 - Last Post: Nov 15, 2012 8:10 PM Last Post By: zoltan
Nov 4, 2012 12:59 PM
Can you cross the border to Pakistan?Has anyone been up that way?
Nov 5, 2012 1:10 AM
Nov 5, 2012 3:35 AM
Nov 5, 2012 3:47 AM
4Dress as locals while traveling across Pakistan, Shalwar,Kamees for males and a shawl for female travelers.
Nov 5, 2012 8:43 AM
Nov 5, 2012 9:30 AM
Nov 5, 2012 2:18 PM
7Given this query was posted in the India forum, I'm going to make the assumption that the OP is intending to travel to Pakistan via India.
That being the case, there's only one border crossing, which as #1 indicates is Wagah.
If you want to make the entry, be sure to get there early (if you want to watch the closing ceremony).
Not having been there myself, can someone indicate:
- are there any requirements to be on one side or the other after the closing of the gates ?
- is there a Pakistan side and an Indian side ?
- if so, does the OP need to be on the Pakistan side for the closing and,
- is there transport from Wagah after the border closing, to a nearby city for her to get a hotel for the night ?
Nov 6, 2012 1:55 AM
Nov 15, 2012 1:20 PM
Nov 15, 2012 8:10 PM
10Late in the afternoon, the border gate is literally "closed" between India & Pakistan.
There's a formal "ceremony" which can be seen in the Michael Palin documentary "Himalaya", in which the guards "snub" each other and are very rigid in their movements.
If you have time, it's worth stopping there but there will be very long traffic snarls after the closing.
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