Amritsar is only a 45 min drive to this border closing. It's a popular tourist attraction and like tourists, we joined a share jeep with 8 others for the evening's ceremony. Our driver was a capable Sikh (with dagger! Still fascinates me!), who got us there in record time.
As we approached the border, the men were separated from the women for a security check. The women had a little tent to go into and there was no line. Myself and the Dutch woman I was with were asked what country we were from and we proceeded to the other side. Our poor male partners waited in line for the patdown.
The border guards wear these crazy hats. I've noticed other police with little tassles but these win. This guy below guarded our section, yelling at us constantly to sit down.
At the same moment, one guard on each side would begin to shout for as long as possible. Whomever shouted the longest won. It didn't matter that India lost most of the times, the crowd still roared. It was quite hilarious.
At around 7pm, the flags of both countries were lowered dramatically and the gates shut. The border was closed for the day.