Ramkatha Schedule Detail - Colorado Katha

The following information is provided by the organizers of Ram Katha at Colorado, USA.


Estes Park is located on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains in north central Colorado. At an altitude just above 7000 feet, Estes Park is situated in a valley on the banks of the Big Thompson River. Spectacular views of glacier peaks above the tree line define the Continental Divide where it separates the watersheds flowing towards the Pacific Ocean from those watersheds flowing towards the Atlantic Ocean. Estes Park, the headquarters of the Rocky Mountain National Park, sits like a jewel on the “Throne of the Great Divide”. With a stunning backdrop for this Ram Katha, we would love you to join for what promises to be a historical event.

Katha Location:

Estes Park Events Complex
1125 Rooftop Way
Estes Park
Rocky Mountains
Colorado, 80517

Katha Dates:

Saturday June 24th, 2017 – Sunday July 2nd, 2017

Katha Language:

Hindi

Katha Timings:

Saturday June 24th, 2017 – 4:00pm onwards Sunday June 25th – Sunday July 2nd, 2017 – 9:30am to 1:30pm

TV Broadcast:

Live on Aastha.

WEATHER

Follow the link to find out more information on the weather in Estes Park:
https://weather.com/en-GB/weather/today/l/USCO0130:1:US

HEALTHCHECK

The Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park sit at 7522 feet above sea level. Resources at this high-altitude location are limited and so we strongly suggest you consult with your Medical Practitioner prior to making your booking to ensure you are fully prepared for the trip.

VOLUNTEER

This Katha will a memorable Katha for years to come. For those that would like to volunteer, please express your interest by emailing:
volunteer@ramkathacolorado.com.

COMPLIMENTARY PRASAD

A full vegetarian lunch and dinner will be provided daily. We would be pleased for you to join us for all meals.

Although Katha and Prasad is open to all, we would be most appreciative if you could inform us of your attendance so we can ensure we cater for the right number of people. Please follow this link to register: http://tinyurl.com/RamKathaColoradoReg

ACCOMMODATION

The Rocky Mountain National Park and surrounding areas, including Estes Park, is a tourist destination in June and July. There is a lot of choice in where to stay, but due to it being peak season, demand is high and so availability is limited. We have tried our best to facilitate a discount at a few of the major hotels who are able to offer attractive rates for a limited number of rooms for a limited time period – until April 30th 2017. After this date, these discounted rates will no longer be guaranteed.

HOTEL ROOM TYPE ROOM RATE (exclusive of tax) CONTACT ADDITIONAL INFO
Rocky Mountain Park Inn Double Room $169.00 +1 (970) 586-2332 and choose “1” If you not staying for the entire Katha, it is advised you book at this hotel as more short-stay rooms are available. An additional person may be added to the room at a rate of $10/night extra.
Quality Inn Double Room $165.00 – $185.00 +1 (970) 586-2358
rhonda@qualityinnestespark.com
An additional person may be added to the room at a rate of $10/night extra. Children 18 and under can stay free when in the same room as their parent/guardian.
The Stanley - No discount available +1 (970) 577-4000 The Stanley hotel is an iconic landmark of Estes Park, with exceptional views of the glacier peaks. With its high reputation, The Stanley is perfect for those who would like a more luxurious experience, at their standard room rates – we have been unable to secure a discount at this hotel.


Bookings can be made by contacting the hotel directly via phone and/or email. When booking, please state:
• Number of guests in your party
• Number of rooms required
• Room type required
• Check-in & check-out dates*
• Address & phone number
• Discount code: Ram Katha Group (this will enable you to receive the rates indicated above)

*For the above hotels, attendees can check-in from 4:00pm and should check-out of their rooms by 11:00am.

For alternative accommodation, please use any of the links below:
• Visit Estes Park: http://www.visitestespark.com/lodging/
• Airbnb: https://www.airbnb.co.uk
• VRBO: https://www.vrbo.com

TRANSPORTATION IN ESTES PARK

The hotels listed above are not within walking distance, but a 5-mintue drive from the Katha venue. It is strongly suggested that you hire a car from Denver Airport, to ensure ease of convenience during your stay as the hotels do not provide shuttle services.

AIRPORT TRANSFERS

If you decide not to hire a car and would prefer to make use of the very limited public transport within Estes Park, then it is suggested that you arrange your airport transfers from Denver Airport (and back) with Estes Park Shuttle. Reservations can be made online at www.estesparkshuttle.com or by calling +1 (970) 586-5151. When booking, please use the discount code RAMKATHA to receive the discounted rates that have been arranged.

Reservations made by April 15th 2017 will receive a 25% discount off the regular shuttle price:
One way = $33.75 per person
Roundtrip = $63.75 per person

Reservations made after April 15th 2017 but by May 24th 2017 will receive a 10% discount off the regular shuttle price:
One way = $40.50 per person
Roundtrip = $76.50 per person

Reservations made after May 24th 2017 will be at a regular rate:
One way = $45.00
Roundtrip = $85.00 per person

VISAS

All eligible international travellers travelling to the US under the Visa Waiver Program require an approved ESTA. Further information and applications for an ESTA can be found via the following link:
https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/esta.html

Indian nationals will require a non-immigrant visa which does not follow the same route as an ESTA. It is advised that nonimmigrant visa applicants apply at least 3 months in advance of the intended date of travel. More information on guidelines, how to apply and relevant application forms can be found via the following link:
http://www.ustraveldocs.com/in/index.html?firstTime=No

TIME DIFFERENCE

All of Colorado is in the same time zone. Shown below is a list of differences between Colorado and other major international cities:

Los Angeles -1 hr
Chicago +1 hr
New York +2 hrs
Toronto +2 hrs
London +7 hrs
Paris +8 hrs
Cape Town +9 hrs
Nairobi +10 hrs
Dubai +11 hrs
Talgajarda +12.5 hrs
Singapore +15 hrs
Sydney +18 hrs

FAQs

Q: Is lunch and dinner provided to all regardless of where you stay?
A:Yes, complimentary lunch and dinner is open to all and will be held at the Katha venue.

Q: What is the best way to travel to Katha every day?
A: As the hotels do not provide a shuttle service, it is best advised that you hire a car. This will allow for ease of convenience.

Q: I have never volunteered at a Katha before, can I still volunteer?
A: Yes! Anyone can volunteer regardless of experience. Please email volunteer@ramkathacolorado.com to express to your interest.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Should you have any questions, please email us at: info@ramkathacolorado.com. We will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.