Important Information

Things to bring:
  • Yoga mat, sitting cushion and shawl
  • A notebook and pen / pencil
  • Water bottle
General list of things you may need:
  • Walking shoes, slippers, flip flops, rain coat just in case
  • It will be cooler as India is going into winter, mornings and evenings, around 10 degrees centigrade 
  • Head covering for temple visits
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen
  • Wear any colour clothes you want but typically most wear light / white colours
  • Indian Rupees – carry Rs. 5000 for miscellaneous expenses until you arrive at the hotel, after which you can withdraw from an ATM
  • A dual sim card phone, if you want a local sim while you are here. Or get international roaming activated on your phone
  • Plug and voltage converter for your electronics
You will be provided with:
  • Filtered water so you can keep refilling your water bottle (to avoid using plastic)
  • The Beyond Addiction manual
Other important notes:
  • Get in touch with the travel agent for coordinating with the hotel pick up and drop. The airport shuttle isn’t free and has a charge.
  • Travel light as you may want to shop and take back a lot more.
  • Pls carry N95 masks. There is an unexpected increase in pollution at the moment in Delhi. It should be normal by the time of the retreat.
  • Wear comfortable clothes in which you can sit and practice yoga.


Q. Do you have recommendations for booking my flight?

  • There are many options for finding a flight. Fly to Delhi, and then either fly or take the train to Amritsar from Delhi. One way to select a flight is to see the number of stopovers each way (it is recommended not more than 1) and the stop should be a minimum of 2 hours to make sure you do get your connection. 

Q. Do I need a Passport ?

  • Yes. Your passport must be valid for the dates of your trip. If you do not have a passport please allow adequate time to get one.  You will not be allowed to board a plane leaving the country without a passport.

Q. Do I need a Visa to travel to India?

  • Yes, you will need a tourist visa to travel to India. Visa proceedings take time, so we suggest that you apply for it as soon as it is possible. We suggest a 6 month or the maximum given for your country; whichever makes more sense for your future travel needs. For information on applying for a Visa, go online and search for an Indian Embassy near you. Note: You will not be allowed to board a plane bound for India without a valid Indian visa (Paper / E Visa).
  • The information needed for where you are staying for your Visa Application is:
    Location: Yoga Shala, Amritsar, India.  Inside Hall Gate, Amritsar, 143006. Dates: November 15 – 23, 2024
  • Important: Make sure you check off TOURIST for your Purpose of Visit. Do not check off anything but TOURIST. Your Visa may be held up otherwise. India now allows you to apply for your Visa online. This may not be applicable for all countries.]
  • If you wish to do this you can apply:
  • You may also choose an “on arrival visa” that you apply for online and pick up at the airport in Delhi on arrival. This option is easy and cheaper and only good for 30 days. Be aware that it can take time at the airport depending on how busy it is.

Q. Where will the training be held?

  • Yoga Shala, a 5 minute walk from the Golden Temple. Directions will be provided upon registration

Q. Where should I fly into and when should I arrive?

  • Delhi is the closest airport to Amritsar. From there you can fly to the airport in Amritsar. Arrive at least one day early so that you can be at the venue at 9am on November 15, 2024. International flights typically land late at night / or early morning in India.

Q. When do we leave the hotel?

  • Book your accommodation from Nov 14th (check-in) to Nov 23rd (check-out). 

Q. How do I get from Delhi to Amritsar and back?

  • Ideally if you arrive by 13th Nov late night or 14th Nov early morning it would allow you to take the morning flight from Delhi to Amritsar. You can also go by road if you prefer.
  • The segment from Delhi airport to the retreat venue in Amritsar can be arranged by the travel agent: Ms. Dishka Arora at +91-9779079792 or email [email protected].

Q. Where can I stay if I arrive in Amritsar earlier than November 15?

There are alternate hotel options near the Golden Temple

  • Hotel Amritsar Grand by Levelup hotels and resorts
  • Treebo Trend Royal Shelton
  • Le Golden
  • Bloom Hotel

Q. What are the Covid-19 travel regulations?

Q. What is the currency and how can I exchange my dollars?

  • The currency in India is the Rupee (INR). There is a money exchange in the Delhi airport. When you fly into Delhi, exchange some money into rupees at the airport. The rupee is not exchangeable outside of India so however much money you exchange into rupees, know that you must either spend it or exchange it back before leaving the country.
  • You can exchange your currency at the Hotel.

Q. How much money should I take with me?

  •  Bring some cash and credit/debit cards. ATMs are available in Delhi and Amritsar.

Q. What is connectivity in terms of internet data and telecommunication?

As Amritsar is a city, there are no Internet data or network issues. The hotel rooms come with wifi connection. For phone connection, you can buy a sim card which is under 50 CAD on your arrival. Convert to your currency here.

Q. Is there any way to connect with my fellow trainees prior to the course?

  • Yes we will create a WhatsApp group and share a document with your fellow participants travel details, so you can coordinate your traveling together if desired.

Q. Do I need vaccinations?

  • Contact your nearest Embassy. They will be well equipped to answer these.

If you have specific requirements please can reach out to [email protected]