The Border Security Force (BSF) has launched a new web portal where visitors can easily and freely register to witness the daily national flag retreat ceremony at the Attari-Wagah border along the India-Pakistan border in Punjab.
According to a senior BSF official, this website has been launched exclusively for free booking of seats online, for attending the Retreat Ceremony at Attari, Amritsar. The booking of seats has been started on January 1, 2023.
Seat booking would be available 48 hours prior to the date of visit, OTP-enabled registration to authenticate the visitor and a QR code is also generated for faster identification.
Beating the Retreat Ceremony
A military tradition that marks the end of the day’s official duties is the Beating the Retreat ceremony. It is a formal ceremony held in many countries around the world that typically includes the playing of military music, the lowering of the national flag, and the ceremonial closing of the day’s activities.
Every evening, the Beating the Retreat ceremony is held at the India-Pakistan border crossing at Wagah. It is a popular tourist attraction that attracts thousands of visitors each year.
How to Book Seat For Wagah Border Retreat Ceremony Online
To reserve a seat for the Wagah Border Retreat Ceremony online, please follow the below-mentioned steps:
Step 1 – Visit the Border Security Force (BSF) website: The BSF has launched a website specifically for booking seats for the Retreat Ceremony at Attari, Amritsar. You will need to visit the website to begin the booking process.
Step 2 – Select the Date: On the website, you will be able to select the date and time you wish to attend the ceremony. Be sure to choose a time that is 48 hours or more in advance of your intended visit.
Step 3 – Fill out the registration form: You will need to provide your personal information, such as your name, contact details, and ID proof, in the online registration form.
Step 4 – Review & confirm your booking: Once you have filled out the registration form, you will need to review and then confirm your booking by submitting the details.
Step 5 – Download booking details: After you have completed the booking process, you will receive a notification with a link to download your booking details. You will need to print this ticket and bring it with you to the Retreat Ceremony.
Make sure to download the booking details because you can only do so once and cannot retrieve them later.
Prior to the launch of this website, visitors to the Retreat Ceremony in Attari, Amritsar had to arrive at the event without any prior booking and hope for accommodation from the Border Security Force (BSF). The BSF would then check their IDs and decide whether or not they could attend the ceremony.
With the launch of the new website, visitors will be able to book seats in advance and have a guaranteed spot at the event. This should make attending the Retreat Ceremony easier and more efficient for visitors.