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When thinking about art in India, what immediately comes to mind is: Bollywood.

Inspired by the combined names of Bombay and Hollywood, Bollywood is known for its elaborate and colorful dance routines that are equally as fun to watch as they are to participate in!

Bollywood dance, a mixture of numerous styles, can be explained best as beautiful storytelling.

This workshop is an insight of how India celebrates.

You’ll shake a leg with our instructors and fuse bhangra, hip hop, salsa and a multitude of other dance styles to some popular Bollywood songs.

The workshops will leave you a bit exhausted but asking for more!

Have you ever considered immersing yourself into the world of Bollywood dance? Come along on a journey to learn about the history, and unique styles of the rich culture of Bollywood Dance!


Bollywood Life: Dance and Lifestyle Immersion in Mumbai


October 30, 2022 days and November 7, 2022 nights

Your Curriculum

At A Glance

DAY 1: Arrive to Mumbai

Namaste, welcome to India!

DAY 2: Mumbai Immersion -Bollywood Dance Workshop

This morning you will meet your guide at the hotel lobby and head out for a specially customized journey – Mumbai Pachees!

DAY 3: Mumbai Immersion- Bollywood Dance Workshop

Today, you will start your adventure with a visit to an 800-year-old village of Mumbai on a journey known as “Worli Fishing Village - Fisherfolk Tales.’’

DAY 4: Mumbai at DawnImmersion- Bollywood Dance Workshop

The unique offering of Mumbai by Dawn. Mumbai by Dawn defines the mercurial character of Mumbai like none other.

DAY 5: Mumbai Immersion- Bollywood Dance Workshop

Today will bring a very interesting tour: Local style Mumbai –Public Transportation Journey. Ditch that fancy car ride and see Mumbai in its local style with our exclusively designed Public Transport Journey! Lunch will be at Kala Ghoda Café. Equal parts cafe and art gallery,

DAY 6: Mumbai Immersion- Kebab and Curry- Bollywood Dance Workshop

Minha Casa – A walk through Bandra, an island village neighboring the erstwhile Mumbai.

DAY 7: Mumbai Immersion- Bollywood Dance Workshop-Dance -Indian Cocktails and Spices Workshop

Mumbai is a city with heady eclecticism that owes to the diversity of its people and the unique traditions and cultures they follow.

DAY 8: Mumbai Immersion- A Day with Dabbawala, -Bollywood Dance Workshop-NGO Visit

Today you will spend some time with the superheroes of Mumbai, called A Day with Dabbawala,

DAY 9: See You Soon!

Don’t leave yet! Extend your journey on one of our numerous photography, art and culture programs throughout the world!


Why Learning Journeys?

At Learning Journeys we believe in a new kind of vacation. Our unique journeys help you explore and develop your skills and interest, travel the world, give back to the community and ultimately re-connect with yourself.


The destinations are chosen specifically to make practicing that skill more accessible, and more fun. Typical skills offered are health and wellness, cooking, photography, art, birding and wildlife, language study, architecture, music, dance and more. Programs range from beginner to professional certification. You will even have the opportunity to attend off the beaten path festivals in your specific area of interest which will take your learning immersion to new heights!

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Learning Journeys is designed to nurture that ember of curiosity inside you into a flame of life-long discovery. Continued learning ensures continued growth, whether pursuing any number of interests that intrigue you or a passion you have honed over the years.

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Through reflection, we bring learning to life. Pausing from the chaos of our daily lives allows us to sort through experiences to create meaning, from which we learn more deeply about ourselves. Understanding what truly moves us leads to rich and profound actions that shape our lives.

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Finally, just as you remember specific meals from a trip taken many years ago, your ability to recall information is enhanced when combined with a unique setting. “Learning Journeys” are an excellent value for money and an investment.


Departure

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<p> Inspired by the combined names of Bombay and Hollywood, Bollywood is known for its elaborate and colorful dance routines that are equally as fun to watch as they are to participate in! </p>
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<p> This workshop is an insight of how India celebrates. </p>
<p> You’ll shake a leg with our instructors and fuse bhangra, hip hop, salsa and a multitude of other dance styles to some popular Bollywood songs. </p>
<p> The workshops will leave you a bit exhausted but asking for more! </p>
<p> Have you ever considered immersing yourself into the world of Bollywood dance? Come along on a journey to learn about the history, and unique styles of the rich culture of Bollywood Dance! </p>

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What You Will Learn/Do

Why We Love This Traveling Classroom

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<p> Learn Bollywood dancing from experts in Mumbai </p>
<p> Explore like a true local </p>
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How This Program Benefits The Local Community

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<p> You will visit the NGO called Dharavi Art Room, which is an art room that utilizes the medium of art to empower children and women of marginalized communities. </p>

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Program

DAY 1: Arrive to Mumbai

Our Learning Journeys representative will meet you at the arrival area of the airport after you clear customs and immigration formalities. You will then depart for your hotel where you will check in for your stay.

Mumbai, city of dreams and the glamor of the movie world. From the razor’s edge of the skyscrapers to the mainland of the harbor, people here come from diverse ethnic backgrounds to nurture the dream of success. The Gateway of India, and a symbol of entry into the country by sea or air.

Dinner will be at the hotel.

Overnight in Trident Nariman Point, Superior room (D)


DAY 2: Mumbai Immersion -Bollywood Dance Workshop

If you are a first-time visitor to the city and want to explore the precinct of Mumbai by foot, then this journey is especially designed for you!

Covering a variety of tourist landmarks in Mumbai, your journey appropriately starts with the Gateway of India, the emblem of Mumbai tourism. This victory arch was built to welcome the British Queen to the city and provides a fitting location for our first stop.

Lunch today will be at Copper Chimney which serves up a mélange of signature Indian dishes, flavors and ingredients that deliver an unforgettable dining experience.

Post-lunch, you will go for you first Bollywood Dance Workshop with your instructor!

Later, proceed for Entrepreneur’s Entourage, the Slum Tour where you will see why Dharavi is the heart of small-scale industry in Mumbai. Many people know Dharavi as the “largest slum in Asia,” but there is much more to this historic area of Mumbai than poverty.

Dharavi's industries have an annual turnover of approximately $665 million U.S. dollars. Through this tour you will experience a wide range of activities: recycling, pottery making, embroidery, bakery, soap factory, leather tanning, poppadum making and much more. Most of these things are created in innovative ways and in very small spaces.

After the tour you will visit the NGO called Dharavi Art Room. Art room utilizes the medium of art to empower children and women of marginalized communities. We believe that exploring, expressing, and exchanging ideas through art creates confidence and stimulates personal growth. Art room promotes a unique and fun community participatory approach which enables the community to secure control over their lives.

Dinner will be held at Trishna restaurant where you will bump elbows with both hungry locals and celebrities. Do not let the no-fuss décor and brusque service put you off!

Learning Experience:
·    Mumbai Pachees Tour covering the highlights of the city
·    2 Hrs Bollywood Dance Workshop
·    Entrepreneur’s Entourage - The Slum Journey
·    Visit the Dharavi Art Room & Interact with the kids

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Trident Nariman Point, Superior room


DAY 3: Mumbai Immersion- Bollywood Dance Workshop

Nestled in a landscape dotted with state-of-the art architectural wonders and towering skyscrapers, the picturesque Worli Fishing Village is an essential part of the seven villages that make the island city of Mumbai.

A pit-stop atop the fort for fresh air, refreshments and tea energizes you for the rest of your sojourn. Your next stop is the quaint Nipponzan Myohoji Temple. The Japanese Buddhist Temple follows the Nicherin branch of Buddhism. This 50-year-old temple features a beautiful Buddha statue, a rarity in Mumbai.

After lunch, it’s onward for an offbeat tour of Mumbai at the Bold Spice market, for a crisscrossing through narrow lanes past tiny shops spilling with their colorful wares and shoppers haggling for a better deal. Welcome to the bazaars of India! Even as they are juxtaposed against high rises and glitzy malls, these bazaars fiercely hold their own.

In the evening you will go for a Dance Workshop!

After the workshop, head for dinner at Jimmy Boy where ambiance is typically that of an old Irani cafe in this part of the city.

Learning Experience:
•    Worli Fishing Village Tour
•    2 Hrs Bollywood Dance Workshop
•    Explore the Spice Market

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight in Mumbai


DAY 4: Mumbai at DawnImmersion- Bollywood Dance Workshop

A fascinating contrast will emerge while walking along the same lanes just a few hours later when all evidence of the morning’s hustle bustle is gone. It does come at a price though: waking up at 5.15 a.m.!

After this unique journey, you will return to the hotel for breakfast.

After lunch, it’s time for your Bollywood Dance workshop!

Food trail: Mumbai and its street food share a delicious history. Immigrants from all over the country have come into the city of dreams and over the years have left a lasting impression on its culture, and its food.

The Tour titled ‘Khau Gully’ is literally translated as the food lane, and is an ode to the street food of Mumbai. Starting with the spice market (shut on Monday), this journey takes you into the heartland of Mumbai’s street food and delivers cultural insights of the city. You will get to sample delicious treats amid colorful street stalls at Girgaon Chowpatty, take a sip of tea in a 100-year-old Irani Cafe and partake of colorful snow cones and other delights.

(Dinner will be the part of this food journey).

Learning Experience:
·    2 Hrs Bollywood Dance Workshop
·    Food Trail with an expert

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight in Mumbai


DAY 5: Mumbai Immersion- Bollywood Dance Workshop

After lunch, proceed to the Bollywood dance workshop. After the workshop you will be dropped back at the hotel.

In the afternoon you will visit an old of village in Mumbai, hidden in the center of the city. Located in the by-lanes of Mazagaon in the central area of Mumbai, Matharpacady is Mumbai’s hidden secret. Vintage Portuguese homes with ornate architecture adorn this area that is home to the lesser-known East Indian community.

End this experience with tea at an old East Indian home and speak about the challenges faced by the community with the persistent real estate lobby. The current reality is that modernization and a robust real estate market have seen small quaint bungalows giving way to monstrous contemporary buildings, in some ways robbing the village of its former magnificence. Part of the proceeds of this tour will go to the Matharpacady Association, a group that is engaged in a long battle to keep the heritage of the village alive, one bungalow at a time.

Learning Experience:
•    Explore like a local
•    2 Hrs Bollywood Dance Workshop
•    Matharpacady Journey

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight in Mumbai


DAY 6: Mumbai Immersion- Kebab and Curry- Bollywood Dance Workshop

Heptanesia, Bandra, or Bandor as the Portuguese called it, was originally a collection of 24 villages inhabited by the Kolis or the fisherfolk community. In the 16th and 17th century many of these villages converted to Catholicism owing to the Portuguese rule.

These converts were christened as East Indian by the British and form the backbone of Bandra’s cultural ethos. Following independence, the paddy fields and vegetable plantations gave way to bungalows and apartments of the rich and the famous which have made Bandra into the Beverly Hills of Mumbai. Lunch will be at Opedro, a melting pot of Goan and Portuguese culinary influences, with an added O Pedro charm!

This evening proceed to another dance workshop.

After the workshop head for Nov vegetarian food walk called Kebab & Curry. The holy precinct of Mumbai Street Food, Mohammad Ali Road, is one of the most important stops on your culinary sojourn. While the stories of vegetarian street food and the influence of the mill culture adorn the backyard of Girgaon,

(Dinner will be part of this Food Immersion)

Learning Experience:
·    Walk along Bandra
·    2 Hrs Bollywood Dance Workshop
·    Kebab and Curry Journey

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight in Mumbai


DAY 7: Mumbai Immersion- Bollywood Dance Workshop-Dance -Indian Cocktails and Spices Workshop

Over the years, the city has welcomed people of different races, religion and cultures with open arms, living up to the noble ideal of ‘AtithiDevo Bhava’ – which means that the guest is like God, and the needs and comforts of the guest is paramount.

Not surprisingly, Mumbai is home to eight world religions -Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists, Zoroastrians, Sikhs, Jews, Jains and Christians. As highly devout dwellers, Mumbaikars are also very passionate about their festivals. Whether it is Ganesh Chaturthi or Christmas, Mumbai, being a city of many contrasts, is brightly lit during each festival. The diversity and the compassion that Mumbaikars show toward one another, in terms of religion, reflects the liberal spirit of the city.

Post-journey, it’s time for your Bollywood Dance Workshop.

Lunch will be at Revival - one of the top choices in the city for a Thali meal. Afternoon free to enjoy the city.

Dinner will be held at the famous Bombay Canteen, which serves seasonal dishes inspired by Indian regional cuisines. A workshop will be conducted on Indian cocktails with Indian spices.

Learning Experience:
·    For God’s sake
·    2 Hrs Bollywood Dance Workshop
·    Cocktail and Spices Workshop

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight in Mumbai


DAY 8: Mumbai Immersion- A Day with Dabbawala, -Bollywood Dance Workshop-NGO Visit

Kick-start the morning with an immersive talk with the Chief of the Dabbawala Association, Mr. Arvind Talekar, and get to know the intricate details of the magnificent tiffin service which has been in existence since almost 130 years! After the talk at a pre-booked conference venue, we journey to the association’s headquarters in Dadar, where YOU will sort each ‘Dabba’ or ‘tiffin yourself.

Once the activity is over at 12:30 p.m., we will have lunch at Samrat, a restaurant serving authentic, vegetarian local cuisine to gorge on a delectable Gujarati Thali!

Post Lunch, you will visit an NGO where you can interact with students at "The Society for Door-Step Schools." Established in Mumbai in 1989 with the goal of addressing illiteracy amongst the marginalized sections of society, the school provides education and support to the often-forgotten children of pavement and slum dwellers, construction site families and many other underprivileged families.

With neither support nor resources at home the children often suffer from very low learning levels. The Door Step School, is trying to bridge this gap by bringing education to the “Doorstep” of the children.

Later in the evening you will go for a Dance workshop.

Dinner tonight will be at the Table, introducing the concept of small and large plates and providing a true farm-to-table experience with produce from its own farm, The Table continues to be at the forefront of Indian hospitality.

Learning Experience:
·    Day with Dabbawala
·    Visit the Doorstep School and interact with the students
·    2 Hrs Bollywood Dance Workshop

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight in Mumbai


DAY 9: See You Soon!

Need to head back? We look forward to welcoming you on another Learning Journeys immersion. Choose to journey back to India or consider one of our journeys abroad in Greece, France, Germany, South Africa, Costa Rica, and more!

Meals included: Breakfast




Program Registration Fees

All itinerary prices are listed in USD

Per person for Single Standard $990.00

Per person for Standard $3,990.00


Program Departure Dates:

Services Included

10/30/2022 8:00:00 AM

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Program Type

Adventure Learning
Ancient Traditions
Arts-Crafts-Textile
Birding and Wildlife
Bucket List Learning
Dance
Fashion
Gastronomy
Genealogy
Language
Music
Photography
Unplugged Learning
Wellness and Spirituality
Wine and Spirits
Woman's Focused
Writing and Literature

Learning Level

Explore an Interest
Pursue a Passion
Change My Life!

Activity Level

Average


What You Will Learn/Do

Bollywood Dance Workshops

The history and culture of Bollywood

Dharavi Art Room

Local Cuisine

The history and art of Mumbai


Why This Program Is Unique

Learn Bollywood dancing from experts in Mumbai

Explore like a true local

Meet with local students


How This Program Benefits The Local Community

You will visit the NGO called Dharavi Art Room, which is an art room that utilizes the medium of art to empower children and women of marginalized communities.


Program Itinerary

Start/Finish City:

Open All Days


DAY 1: Arrive to Mumbai

Namaste, welcome to India! Our Learning Journeys representative will meet you at the arrival area of the airport after you clear customs and immigration formalities. You will then depart for your hotel where you will check in for your stay. Mumbai, city of dreams and the glamor of the movie world. From the razor’s edge of the skyscrapers to the mainland of the harbor, people here come from diverse ethnic backgrounds to nurture the dream of success. The Gateway of India, and a symbol of entry into the country by sea or air. Dinner will be at the hotel. Overnight in Trident Nariman Point, Superior room (D)

DAY 2: Mumbai Immersion -Bollywood Dance Workshop

This morning you will meet your guide at the hotel lobby and head out for a specially customized journey – Mumbai Pachees! If you are a first-time visitor to the city and want to explore the precinct of Mumbai by foot, then this journey is especially designed for you! Covering a variety of tourist landmarks in Mumbai, your journey appropriately starts with the Gateway of India, the emblem of Mumbai tourism. This victory arch was built to welcome the British Queen to the city and provides a fitting location for our first stop. Lunch today will be at Copper Chimney which serves up a mélange of signature Indian dishes, flavors and ingredients that deliver an unforgettable dining experience. Post-lunch, you will go for you first Bollywood Dance Workshop with your instructor! Later, proceed for Entrepreneur’s Entourage, the Slum Tour where you will see why Dharavi is the heart of small-scale industry in Mumbai. Many people know Dharavi as the “largest slum in Asia,” but there is much more to this historic area of Mumbai than poverty. Dharavi's industries have an annual turnover of approximately $665 million U.S. dollars. Through this tour you will experience a wide range of activities: recycling, pottery making, embroidery, bakery, soap factory, leather tanning, poppadum making and much more. Most of these things are created in innovative ways and in very small spaces. After the tour you will visit the NGO called Dharavi Art Room. Art room utilizes the medium of art to empower children and women of marginalized communities. We believe that exploring, expressing, and exchanging ideas through art creates confidence and stimulates personal growth. Art room promotes a unique and fun community participatory approach which enables the community to secure control over their lives. Dinner will be held at Trishna restaurant where you will bump elbows with both hungry locals and celebrities. Do not let the no-fuss décor and brusque service put you off! Learning Experience: · Mumbai Pachees Tour covering the highlights of the city · 2 Hrs Bollywood Dance Workshop · Entrepreneur’s Entourage - The Slum Journey · Visit the Dharavi Art Room & Interact with the kids Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Trident Nariman Point, Superior room

DAY 3: Mumbai Immersion- Bollywood Dance Workshop

Today, you will start your adventure with a visit to an 800-year-old village of Mumbai on a journey known as “Worli Fishing Village - Fisherfolk Tales.’’ Nestled in a landscape dotted with state-of-the art architectural wonders and towering skyscrapers, the picturesque Worli Fishing Village is an essential part of the seven villages that make the island city of Mumbai. A pit-stop atop the fort for fresh air, refreshments and tea energizes you for the rest of your sojourn. Your next stop is the quaint Nipponzan Myohoji Temple. The Japanese Buddhist Temple follows the Nicherin branch of Buddhism. This 50-year-old temple features a beautiful Buddha statue, a rarity in Mumbai. After lunch, it’s onward for an offbeat tour of Mumbai at the Bold Spice market, for a crisscrossing through narrow lanes past tiny shops spilling with their colorful wares and shoppers haggling for a better deal. Welcome to the bazaars of India! Even as they are juxtaposed against high rises and glitzy malls, these bazaars fiercely hold their own. In the evening you will go for a Dance Workshop! After the workshop, head for dinner at Jimmy Boy where ambiance is typically that of an old Irani cafe in this part of the city. Learning Experience: • Worli Fishing Village Tour • 2 Hrs Bollywood Dance Workshop • Explore the Spice Market Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Overnight in Mumbai

DAY 4: Mumbai at DawnImmersion- Bollywood Dance Workshop

The unique offering of Mumbai by Dawn. Mumbai by Dawn defines the mercurial character of Mumbai like none other. A fascinating contrast will emerge while walking along the same lanes just a few hours later when all evidence of the morning’s hustle bustle is gone. It does come at a price though: waking up at 5.15 a.m.! After this unique journey, you will return to the hotel for breakfast. After lunch, it’s time for your Bollywood Dance workshop! Food trail: Mumbai and its street food share a delicious history. Immigrants from all over the country have come into the city of dreams and over the years have left a lasting impression on its culture, and its food. The Tour titled ‘Khau Gully’ is literally translated as the food lane, and is an ode to the street food of Mumbai. Starting with the spice market (shut on Monday), this journey takes you into the heartland of Mumbai’s street food and delivers cultural insights of the city. You will get to sample delicious treats amid colorful street stalls at Girgaon Chowpatty, take a sip of tea in a 100-year-old Irani Cafe and partake of colorful snow cones and other delights. (Dinner will be the part of this food journey). Learning Experience: · 2 Hrs Bollywood Dance Workshop · Food Trail with an expert Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Overnight in Mumbai

DAY 5: Mumbai Immersion- Bollywood Dance Workshop

Today will bring a very interesting tour: Local style Mumbai –Public Transportation Journey. Ditch that fancy car ride and see Mumbai in its local style with our exclusively designed Public Transport Journey! Lunch will be at Kala Ghoda Café. Equal parts cafe and art gallery, After lunch, proceed to the Bollywood dance workshop. After the workshop you will be dropped back at the hotel. In the afternoon you will visit an old of village in Mumbai, hidden in the center of the city. Located in the by-lanes of Mazagaon in the central area of Mumbai, Matharpacady is Mumbai’s hidden secret. Vintage Portuguese homes with ornate architecture adorn this area that is home to the lesser-known East Indian community. End this experience with tea at an old East Indian home and speak about the challenges faced by the community with the persistent real estate lobby. The current reality is that modernization and a robust real estate market have seen small quaint bungalows giving way to monstrous contemporary buildings, in some ways robbing the village of its former magnificence. Part of the proceeds of this tour will go to the Matharpacady Association, a group that is engaged in a long battle to keep the heritage of the village alive, one bungalow at a time. Learning Experience: • Explore like a local • 2 Hrs Bollywood Dance Workshop • Matharpacady Journey Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Overnight in Mumbai

DAY 6: Mumbai Immersion- Kebab and Curry- Bollywood Dance Workshop

Minha Casa – A walk through Bandra, an island village neighboring the erstwhile Mumbai. Heptanesia, Bandra, or Bandor as the Portuguese called it, was originally a collection of 24 villages inhabited by the Kolis or the fisherfolk community. In the 16th and 17th century many of these villages converted to Catholicism owing to the Portuguese rule. These converts were christened as East Indian by the British and form the backbone of Bandra’s cultural ethos. Following independence, the paddy fields and vegetable plantations gave way to bungalows and apartments of the rich and the famous which have made Bandra into the Beverly Hills of Mumbai. Lunch will be at Opedro, a melting pot of Goan and Portuguese culinary influences, with an added O Pedro charm! This evening proceed to another dance workshop. After the workshop head for Nov vegetarian food walk called Kebab & Curry. The holy precinct of Mumbai Street Food, Mohammad Ali Road, is one of the most important stops on your culinary sojourn. While the stories of vegetarian street food and the influence of the mill culture adorn the backyard of Girgaon, (Dinner will be part of this Food Immersion) Learning Experience: · Walk along Bandra · 2 Hrs Bollywood Dance Workshop · Kebab and Curry Journey Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Overnight in Mumbai

DAY 7: Mumbai Immersion- Bollywood Dance Workshop-Dance -Indian Cocktails and Spices Workshop

Mumbai is a city with heady eclecticism that owes to the diversity of its people and the unique traditions and cultures they follow. Over the years, the city has welcomed people of different races, religion and cultures with open arms, living up to the noble ideal of ‘AtithiDevo Bhava’ – which means that the guest is like God, and the needs and comforts of the guest is paramount. Not surprisingly, Mumbai is home to eight world religions -Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists, Zoroastrians, Sikhs, Jews, Jains and Christians. As highly devout dwellers, Mumbaikars are also very passionate about their festivals. Whether it is Ganesh Chaturthi or Christmas, Mumbai, being a city of many contrasts, is brightly lit during each festival. The diversity and the compassion that Mumbaikars show toward one another, in terms of religion, reflects the liberal spirit of the city. Post-journey, it’s time for your Bollywood Dance Workshop. Lunch will be at Revival - one of the top choices in the city for a Thali meal. Afternoon free to enjoy the city. Dinner will be held at the famous Bombay Canteen, which serves seasonal dishes inspired by Indian regional cuisines. A workshop will be conducted on Indian cocktails with Indian spices. Learning Experience: · For God’s sake · 2 Hrs Bollywood Dance Workshop · Cocktail and Spices Workshop Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Overnight in Mumbai

DAY 8: Mumbai Immersion- A Day with Dabbawala, -Bollywood Dance Workshop-NGO Visit

Today you will spend some time with the superheroes of Mumbai, called A Day with Dabbawala, Kick-start the morning with an immersive talk with the Chief of the Dabbawala Association, Mr. Arvind Talekar, and get to know the intricate details of the magnificent tiffin service which has been in existence since almost 130 years! After the talk at a pre-booked conference venue, we journey to the association’s headquarters in Dadar, where YOU will sort each ‘Dabba’ or ‘tiffin yourself. Once the activity is over at 12:30 p.m., we will have lunch at Samrat, a restaurant serving authentic, vegetarian local cuisine to gorge on a delectable Gujarati Thali! Post Lunch, you will visit an NGO where you can interact with students at "The Society for Door-Step Schools." Established in Mumbai in 1989 with the goal of addressing illiteracy amongst the marginalized sections of society, the school provides education and support to the often-forgotten children of pavement and slum dwellers, construction site families and many other underprivileged families. With neither support nor resources at home the children often suffer from very low learning levels. The Door Step School, is trying to bridge this gap by bringing education to the “Doorstep” of the children. Later in the evening you will go for a Dance workshop. Dinner tonight will be at the Table, introducing the concept of small and large plates and providing a true farm-to-table experience with produce from its own farm, The Table continues to be at the forefront of Indian hospitality. Learning Experience: · Day with Dabbawala · Visit the Doorstep School and interact with the students · 2 Hrs Bollywood Dance Workshop Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Overnight in Mumbai

DAY 9: See You Soon!

Don’t leave yet! Extend your journey on one of our numerous photography, art and culture programs throughout the world! Need to head back? We look forward to welcoming you on another Learning Journeys immersion. Choose to journey back to India or consider one of our journeys abroad in Greece, France, Germany, South Africa, Costa Rica, and more! Meals included: Breakfast


Program Registration Fees

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June 26, 2022
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£2,992.50
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£742.50
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August 14, 2022
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£2,992.50
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£742.50
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September 04, 2022
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£2,992.50
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£742.50
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September 18, 2022
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£2,992.50
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£742.50
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October 23, 2022
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£2,992.50
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£742.50
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October 30, 2022
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£742.50
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Services Included

Accommodation for 08 Nights on twin share / single basis at the hotel Trident Nariman Point (superior room) or similar. · Daily buffet breakfast at the hotel. Lunch & Dinner will be at the local restaurants as per the itinerary with 01 Non-Alcoholic Drink during the meals. · Meet and greet services at Mumbai Airport · Services of Local Expert in Mumbai for the entire program. · Services of an Expert for Bollywood Dance Workshop for 02 hours per day with studio rentals. · Transport will be provided as following basis: o 01-03 Pax – Air-conditioned Toyota Innova o 04-08 Pax – Air-conditioned Tempo Traveler o 09-12 Pax – Air-conditioned Mini Coach · Entrance fees at all monuments listed in the itinerary for single visit only, road taxes, parking fee, fuel charges, interstate taxes, and porter age during all airport transfers. · Entrance fees at all monuments listed in the itinerary for one visit only, road taxes, parking fee, fuel charges, interstate taxes, and porter age during all airport transfers. · Water Bottles & Wet Tissues throughout the tour · All applicable taxes on hotel & transport · Govt. service tax of 5% · Learning Journeys Certification of Completion

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