Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Indo - Bangladesh Border : Akhaura Check Post Tripura

Beating retreat ceremony at Akhaura ( Agartala, Tripura) check post attracts many tourists and locals too. Our friends suggested that we must not miss the opportunity to witness the same. It was just four km away from our hotel ( Ginger Hotel). It took less than fifteen minutes to get there by car.

The ceremonies in the two states of West Bengal and Tripura have been planned on the lines of the Wagah Border, but with the difference that they will basically be a cultural affair where songs of Rabindranath Tagore and Kavi Nazrul Islam will be sung, the officer said.

The retreat takes place between border security forces of both the countries.

We had to rush as the retreat had already begun. I don't remember the exact time but it was somewhere in between 4pm - 5pm. Many tourist were gathered there. Best spots already occupied.

 The Indian side in red turbans/caps.

Bangladesh border force in their uniform.Both the sides getting geared up for the retreat.

The place gets all charged up. A collage of the beating retreat. The retreat is over within twenty minutes. We move back towards our car.

Noticed this interesting sign board.