Experience authentic ‘Pind’ (the village in the Punjabi language) life at Rangla Punjab Haveli in Jalandhar, Punjab. Designed like a traditional village of Punjab, this unique setup on the Jalandhar Phagwara Highway will take you back in time when life was simple, traditional and very delightful in the villages of Punjab. For the price of an entrance ticket, visitors can enjoy not just a scrumptious lunch or dinner buffet but an array of dance and music performances, puppet and magic shows, traditional comedy skits, etc. The decor of the place is also very authentic with setups depicting various aspects of Punjabi life like weaving fabric, fetching water, playing marbles, cooking, dancing and tradesmen’s posts like a jeweller’s shop, subedar’s house, a traditional marketplace, etc. This village-themed resort is a must-visit place for residents and visitors alike. To explore all the brilliant things on offer here, take a look at our guide to Rangla Punjab Haveli, Jalandhar.
Things to do
Enjoy a Gidha Bhangra performance
An absolute must-do thing at this attraction is to watch a Gidha Bhangra (a traditional Punjabi dance form) performance. These highly energetic folk dances are unique to the state of Punjab and are performed by women and men respectively. Besides the dances, you can also enjoy the rhythmic music accompanying the dances and the colourful costumes of the dancers. This is one activity that will surely entertain you as well as visitors from out-of-town.
Be mystified by the magic tricks of Jadoogar
Rangla Punjab Haveli also pays attention to its little guests and has a talented magician at hand to entertain children. Enjoy the illusions, magic tricks and old-school charms of a traditional magic show performed by their resident ‘Jadoogar’ ('magician’ in the local language). No grand theatrics are involved in the show but the performance is enjoyable for adults as well.
Laugh till your sides hurt at a traditional Bhand
Another unique and authentic experience to be had here is to attend a performance by a Bhand (jester). Performing artists specialised in delivery rib-tickling jokes and parodies are traditional to this region of India and have been entertaining the villages of Punjab for generations. At Rangla Punjab Haveli, a team of talented comedians will regale you with their humorous stories, impressive dialogue delivery and funny skits.
What to eat
Sarson da saag and makki di roti
Besides being a cultural attraction, the Rangla Punjab Haveli is also a restaurant that serves the most scrumptious Punjabi buffets. They serve all-season favourites or seasonal specialities to delight their customers. A must-try dish during the winter months is makki di roti and sarson da saag. Makki di roti is a flatbread made from cornmeal and is usually accompanied by sarson da saag which is a spiced curry made from mustard greens. This is a speciality of Punjab and very popular in the winter.
Locally known as ‘gud waali chai’ or 'gud ki chai’, this is a hot beverage that is essentially a traditional Indian chai tea sweetened with jaggery. Though it may sound strange to you, this is a very popular beverage in the entire region of North India and is consumed with much enthusiasm in the winter. Rangla Punjab Haveli’s jaggery tea is excellent in taste and perfect as a start or end to your evening here.
Things to buy
A visit to this attraction is incomplete without a little bit of shopping. At its Haar-Shingar di Hatti section, you can check out traditionally embroidered phulkari suits that make for a perfect souvenir or a lovely gift for a fashionable friend. Phulkari is a style of embroidery very popular in Punjab and is used in making the local outfits for women called phulkari suits. Pick up a phulkari suit in a bright colour to wear at a festive occasion or on your visit to a Hindu religious place during your travels in India.
Another must-have from Punjab is the traditional Punjabi jutti. Jutti means shoe and Punjabi juttis are typified by their bright colours and intricate embroidery on a closed leather shoe. Pick up a pair for yourself and several more in various colours to gift to your friends and family.
Visit in the evenings
Though Rangla Punjab Haveli is open both during the day and night, it is best to visit it in the evenings, around dinner time. The attraction puts up a cultural programme every night and visitors can enjoy dance and music performances, magic shows, puppet shows, etc., after dark.
Avoid weekends and holidays
Since this a very popular attraction in Jalandhar city, many locals like to visit it on the weekends or holidays. It is a popular place pulling in the local and foreign crowd, so it can get quite crowded at times. To avoid crowds and optimise your experience, try to visit this attraction during the weekdays.
How to get there
Private car or two-wheeler
The best way to reach this attraction is by a private vehicle. Drive your own car or two-wheeler or rent one to reach this amazing attraction that is conveniently located on the Jalandhar-Phagwara Highway. Directions are easily available to Rangla Punjab Haveli.
Taxi, rickshaw or ride-hailing app
Another easy way to reach this attraction is via a rickshaw, taxi or a ride-hailing app like Uber or Ola. Since it is a popular attraction, most rickshaw and taxi drivers should be able to take you there very easily.
Plenty of parking spaces are available near the attraction for both cars and two-wheelers. If you are not sure, just ask the security guards at the entrance and they will be able to guide you to some parking spots.
How to book tickets
For the price of an entrance ticket, a world of culture, entertainment and food awaits you at Rangla Punjab Haveli. Tickets can be booked online via their official purchase link or in person at the venue.
Ticket prices start at USD 5.25 (INR 375) for adults and vary according to lunch or dinner times. Prices also vary for adults and children. All ticket prices are inclusive of taxes.
Rangla Punjab Haveli information
Rangla Punjab Haveli
Address: Jalandhar - Phagwara Highway, Khajurla, Grand Trunk Rd, Next to Haveli, Jalandhar, Punjab 144001, India
Opening hours: 12pm - 4pm, 6pm - 11pm (daily)
Cost: 5.25 USD onwards
Official Website: Rangla Punjab Haveli
Department of tourism: Punjab Tourism
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