Learn Bhangra in Punjab
Have you ever dreamed of going to India? Well, this is your chance. Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity. Our tours are planned but flexible so that we can take advantage of any special opportunities that may come up. They are also limited to a maximum of 12 participants to ensure that you get a unique, personal experience. This tour is suitable for anyone with an interest in Punjabi Culture. Our tours usually appeal to dancers, musicians, artists and creative types. So you will be traveling with your new found tribe.
This tour is as unique as the people who join us.
Learn Bhangra in Punjab: 14 Days
December 15-28 2019
with Katrina Ji, Certified Learn Bhangra Instructor
Dance lessons by local Punjabi’s in India
Arrive in Delhi (Sunday Dec 15, 2019)
Depart from Patiala (Sat Dec 28, 2019)
See India from the perspective of a local and get the opportunity to hang out with some of the most world renown artists in India.
Who are we?
Katrina Ji (Culture Shakti) is a member of the International Dance Council CID - UNESCO Learn Bhangra Certified Instructor Http://KatrinaJi.com
Our dance instructors in Punjab India have been selected by Lavesh Pritmani, CEO http://learnbhangranow.com
What will we do?
We will start most of our mornings with two hours of dance instruction by local Punjabi professional experts in Bhangra, Jhummar, Luddi and more. Most dance lessons will take place in the convenience of our hotel. On occasion, we will dance in an alternate setting.
We will visit Palaces, Forts and a famous Gurudwara where we will have the opportunity to stay one night.
Not only will you be invited into peoples homes, you will have the opportunity to be provided home cooked meals in private intimate settings. Plus we will take a day trip to visit a local village where we will enjoy a private party.
Dance as much or as little as you desire. Dance Lessons are an additional fee paid to the artists directly.
Depending on the group, we may shoot a dance video for YouTube.
In addition to our fabulous optional group classes, we can help arrange private lessons in music or dance.
Included in trip:
- 13 Breakfasts (Drinks not included)
- One large bottle of water daily
- 1 Domestic Flight within India (Limited to only one suitcase 16kg max)
- Tempo Traveler or Car
- Organized Auto Rikshaw (Tuk Tuk)
- Clear instructions to take taxi from airport to hotel with ease.
- 1 Night in super cool hipster hotel, Delhi
- 3 Nights in hotel, Amritsar
- 1 Night in Gurudwara, Amritsar
- 2 Nights in private home, Jalandhar
- 3 Nights in stunning hotel, Chandigarh
- 3 Nights comfortable hotel in Patiala
⭐️Please note that most hotels require climbing 2-3 flights of stairs. No elevator.
Delhi Hotel & Jalandhar Home Stay is remote. Otherwise, all hotels are centralized and within walking distance to "all the things" (shopping & restaurants).
- 2 hours of music lessons included Dhol
Per request and depending on availability: Dhol available to purchase with guided shopping experience with Master Musician.
- Bhangra Costumes
- Performance Props Stop in Phagwara
- Textiles (Skirts, Scarves, Tapestries & More) - Wholesale
- Shopping at fixed rate markets
- Shopping in open markets
Additional small fee will be collected on first day for:
- Golden Temple (Amritsar)
- Gobingarh Fort (Amritsar)
- Jallianwala Bagh Memorial (Amritsar)
- Virasat-e-Khalsa Anandpur Sahib (Chandigarh)
- Museum of Social History and Rural Life of Punjab (Ludhiana)
*Entry fees not included
- Wonderland Park (Jalandhar)
NOT INCLUDED / OPTIONAL (Additional fees)
Private Music Lessons*
- Kato (instrument)
- Sapp (instrument)
Click here for wiki descriptions
Dance Lessons will be organized throughout the tour.
Options are not limited to
"Optional" adventures & services are not included in price.
Katrina Ji (Tour Leader)
Jazzy (Local Tour Assistant)
* Tour Guides Available at Cultural Sites for additional fee
All sales final. No refunds.
Credit will be given if there is a cancellation. Please read our cancellation policy:
a) Deposit is non refundable
b) 42-60 days before tour start date – 30% or loss of deposit if higher
c) 28-41 days before tour start date – 60%
d) 14-27 days before tour start date – 90%
e) Less than 14 days before tour start date – 100%
TRAVEL AND CANCELLATION INSURANCE:
You must have travel insurance when you travel with us. You and your belongings are at all times solely at your own risk. You are wholly responsible for arranging your own insurance. You must ensure that you have personal travel insurance with protection for the full duration of the tour in respect of at least medical expenses, injury, death, repatriation, cancellation and curtailment, with adequate and appropriate cover including medical emergency helicopter repatriation.
PASSPORT & VISA REQUIREMENTS:
DEADLINE 30 days prior to departure:
Copy of passport must be provided 30 days prior to departure to avoid a late fee.
You are responsible for arranging, and must have, a valid, acceptable passport and any visas required for your entire journey and tour. We advise at least 3-4 months prior to departure date to apply for Visa to enter India.
http://www.travisa.com/(This will get you a 10 Year Visa and quicker entry)
They now offer an electronic visa that may be applied for 30 days in advance of travel here: https://www.evisaindia.org/
We do not endorse the use of vaccines. However, here are some source's so you can make an informed decision.
Please allow for some spontaneous changes especially in the order of events. We may also provide extra opportunities at an extra charge as they come up or make substitutions in the program if a special event is taking place.
Airfare to India is not included. However, we can assist with providing discounted airfare.
FULL PAYMENT DUE Oct 1
$500 nonrefundable deposit is required to reserve your space
$1950 if paid in full by Jul 15
$2100 if paid in full by Sept 1
$2350 if paid by Oct 1
$2500 if paid After Oct 1
Some travelers may want to bring their partner or their children. We definitely welcome this as all of our adventures are family friendly. Also, we are aware that some of our travelers are not dancers and would just like to spectate.
Single & Triple Occupancy Rooms are higher than rates listed.
Please inquire for pricing. Otherwise, you will be sharing room with one other person.
Single Room Supplement
Children Under 4
No travel fees, only single supplement
Children Ages 4-12
$790 before June 1st / $990 after