The border town of Attari is the nearest locality in Wagah Border about 3 KM away that hosts the tallest flag pole (400 metres) in South Asia. The place is a great tourist attraction as it incites both historical curiosity as well as a strong sense of nationalism among the visitors. The Wagah Border is about 32 KM away from the Golden Temple city of Amritsar and the city is certainly a great place to visit not for the temple only but for its historical importance during various medieval eras including Indian Freedom Struggle.
Wagah Attari Border is a checkpoint manned by the Indian Border Security Force and the Pakistan Rangers. During every afternoon the checkpoint becomes a festive joint for the people of both countries due to the Routine Parade. The ceremonial parade is conducted by the forces of both countries with quick marching manoeuvres and a colourful display backed by the loud rejoices of the people. This ceremonial parade at Wagah Border is a festival indeed that is more glamorous during the national holidays.