Accommodations at Dera are available for resident Indians and NRIs only during the designated satsang periods. Accommodations for guests of Indian origin are in Hostels (rooms with beds and attached baths —bedding is provided) and Sarais (large dormitory-style rooms with communal bathrooms; guests must bring their own bedding). Accommodations are allocated based on availability so everyone must be prepared to share a room with their spouse, family member(s), or if single, another person(s).
Resident Indians visiting Dera
Information concerning visits to Dera, as well as an Accommodation Request Form, can be obtained from your local satsang centre. Accommodation requests should be made a minimum of 3-4 months in advance. Accommodation Request Forms should be mailed to:
- Accommodation Department
- Dera Baba Jaimal Singh
- Radha Soami Satsang Beas
- Disst. Amritsar, Punjab 143204
- Everyone must bring with them to Dera a valid photo ID containing their age and address.
- Visitors who do not book accommodations in advance will be allocated accommodations based on availability.
NRIs from outside of India visiting Dera
Every country has an NRI Accommodations Coordinator who is authorized to make online reservations for the sangat abroad. Requests for accommodations must go through the NRI Coordinator and must be made at least 60 days in advance. NRIs must provide proof of residency and a passport at check-in at Dera, in order to obtain an NRI ID card. All NRIs must have resided outside of India for at least six months. NRIs should not arrive at Dera without having made a reservation. Accommodations will be allotted depending on availability. Complete information concerning the guidelines for NRI’s wanting Dera accommodation can be obtained from any satsang centre in countries outside of India.
- NRIs planning to be accompanied by relatives who live in India are advised that their relatives must apply for accommodations separately, as resident Indians, from their own address in India.
Foreigners visiting Dera
Only initiated foreign satsangis and their spouses can stay at Dera. Accommodation reservations must be made in advance through the eReservation system. Information on how a foreign initiate can make an accommodation reservation for Dera can be obtained from any satsang centre in countries outside of India.