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

Katha Location:

US Hockey Arena
14900 Beck Road, Plymouth, Michigan (Detroit) 48170 – USA
https://www.usahockeyarena.com/contact

The US Hockey Arena is located 21 miles away from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, in Plymouth, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit.

Katha Registration:

Please visit Detroit Ram Katha Website to register your email address so that we can continue to keep you informed about Detroit Ram Katha!

Katha Dates:

Saturday June 29th 2019 – Sunday July 7th , 2019

Katha Timings:

Saturday, June 29th: 1:30 pm onwards (subject to change)
Sunday June 30th to July 7th: 9.30 am to 1.30 pm

Katha Language:

Hindi

TV Broadcast:

Aastha TV will telecast Detroit Ram Katha. Exact timings will be available closer to the Katha date.

Prasad:

Maha Prasad will be served each day after the Katha at the USA Hockey Arena.

Accommodation and Reservations:

There are many hotels located near the USA Hockey Arena who are offering discounted rates as follows:

Livonia CourtyardBook your group rate for Ram Katha Conference Room Block at the Livonia Courtyard

Novi CourtyardBook your group rate for Ram Katha Conference Room Block at Novi Courtyard

Novi TownePlace SuitesBook your group rate for Ram Katha Conference Room Block at the Novi TownePlace Suites

Livonia MarriottBook your group rate for Ram Katha Group at the Livonia Marriott

Livonia TownePlace SuitesBook your group rate for Ram Katha at the Livonia TownePlace Suites

Holiday Inn Express Plymouth
15100 Beck Rd, Plymouth, MI 48170
0.5 miles from USA Hockey Arena
Phone: 1 (734) 969-8100

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Detroit Northwest – Livonia,
27451 Schoolcraft, Livonia, MI. 48150. Phone: 734-744-9888
Total rooms allocated = tbd
Rate = tbd
11 miles from venue
Ram Katha Philisophical 2019 Block

Hilton Garden Inn Plymouth
14600 N Sheldon Rd, Plymouth, MI 48170-6529
1.4 miles from USA Hockey Arena
Phone: 1 (734) 354-0001
http://group.hiltongardeninn.com/ramkatha

Inn at St. John’s
44045 Five Mile Rd, Plymouth, MI 48170-2555
1.6 miles from USA Hockey Arena
Phone: 1 (734) 414-0600

Comfort Inn Plymouth
40455 Ann Arbor Rd E, Plymouth, MI 48170-4576
4.1 miles from USA Hockey Arena
Phone: 1 (734) 455-8100
https://www.choicehotels.com/reservations/groups/BD93C2

Red Roof Inn Detroit Plymouth
39700 Ann Arbor Rd E, Plymouth, MI 48170-4594
4.3 miles from USA Hockey Arena
Phone: 1 (734) 459-3300

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Livonia
17350 Fox Dr, Livonia, MI 48152-3962
4.3 miles from USA Hockey Arena
Phone: 1 (734) 953-8888

Residence Inn Detroit Livonia
17250 Fox Dr, Livonia, MI 48152-3961
4.3 miles from USA Hockey Arena
Phone: 1 (734) 462-4201

Towneplace Suites Detroit Livonia
17450 Fox Dr, Livonia, MI 48152-3963
4.4 miles from USA Hockey Arena
Phone: 1 (734) 542-7400

Hyatt Place Detroit/Livonia
19300 Haggerty Rd, Livonia, MI 48152-1076
4.6 miles from USA Hockey Arena
Phone: 1 (734) 953-9224

Best Western Detroit Livonia
16999 S Laurel Park Dr,
6 Mile and I-275/96, Livonia, MI 48154-1121
4.7 miles from USA Hockey
Phone: 1 (734) 464-0050
Group rate for RAM KATHA

Courtyard by Marriott Detroit Livonia
17200 N Laurel Park Drive, Livonia, MI 48152
4.8 miles from USA Hockey Arena
Phone: 1 (734) 462-2000
Book your group rate for Ram Katha Group

Hampton Inn Detroit Northville
20600 Haggerty Rd, Northville, MI 48167-1974
5.0 miles from USA Hockey Arena
Phone: 1 (734) 462-1119
Group code: RAM

Extended Stay America – Detroit – Novi – Orchard Hill Place
39640 Orchard Hill Pl, Novi, MI 48375-5331
5.0 miles from USA Hockey Arena
Phone: +1.248.344.4555

Embassy Suites by Hilton Detroit – Livonia/Novi
9525 Victor Pkwy, Livonia, MI 48152-1081
5.1 miles from USA Hockey Arena
Phone: 1 (734) 462-6000

Sheraton Detroit Novi
21111 Haggerty Rd, Novi, MI 48375-5305
5.2 miles from USA Hockey Arena
Phone: 1 (248) 349-4000

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Detroit – Farmington Hills
21100 Haggerty Rd, Northville, MI 48167-9077
5.2 miles from USA Hockey Arena
Phone: 1 (248) 675-1020

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Detroit Canton
5780 N Haggerty Rd, Canton, MI 48187-3672
5.4 miles from USA Hockey Arena
Phone: 1 (734) 844-0077
Book your group rate for Ram Katha

Comfort Suites, Canton Michigan
5730 N Haggerty Rd, Canton, MI 48187-3672
5.4 miles from USA Hockey Arena
Phone: 1 (734) 981-1010

Days Inn by Wyndham Livonia – Detroit
36655 Plymouth Rd, Livonia, MI 48150-1128
5.4 miles from USA Hockey Arena
Phone: 1 (734) 666-5930

Baymont by Wyndham Canton
5700 N Haggerty Rd, Canton, MI 48187
5.4 miles from USA Hockey Arena
Phone: 1 (734) 981-2440

Extended Stay America – Detroit – Novi – Haggerty Road
21555 Haggerty Rd, Novi, MI 48375-5309
5.4 miles from USA Hockey Arena
Phone: 1 (248) 305-9955

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Novi, MI
21625 Haggerty Rd, Novi, MI 48375-5310
5.5 miles from USA Hockey Arena
Phone: 1 (248) 596-9800

Courtyard by Marriott Detroit Novi:
42700 W 11 Mile Road, Novi, MI. 48375 Phone: (248) 380-1234
Total rooms allocated = 30 double, 30 king
Rate = $99 + tax (no breakfast)
10 miles from venue
Book your group rate for Ram Katha Conference Room Block

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Detroit Novi,
42600 W 11 Mile Rd, Novi, MI. 48375. Phone: -248-305-5533
Total rooms allocated = tbd
Rate = $79 + tax (no breakfast)
10 miles from venue
Book your group rate for Ram Katha Conference Room Block

Transportation:

By Air: Detroit is mostly served by Detroit Metropolitan Wayne Airport (DTW). It is located 21 miles from the Katha venue. The airport is served by some major airlines including Delta, and is mostly served through connections in Amsterdam, Paris (for international flights) and Chicago, Orlando, Atlanta, New York (for domestic flights). A secondary airport, with very limited connections is Windsor, Ontario, Canada (YQG) serviced by Air Canada and Porter.

By Train: Detroit is serviced by Amtrack (www.amtrak.com) from Chicago, IL.
Taxis: Taxis are readily available from the airport. Visit https://www.metroairport.com/parking/taxis-luxury-sedans for further information. Taxis will not be available from the Katha Venue during the day, and so they should be pre-arranged through your hotel.

Smartphone Apps for Taxis: Uber operates in Detroit and can be accessed from your smartphone application. Visit https://www.uber.com/cities/detroit for more information. An account with Uber is required before use, including credit card validation. Please download Uber in advance of your arrival in Toronto, and setup an account online.
Car Rentals: There are a number of rental companies located within Detroit Airport. Please visit https://www.metroairport.com/parking/rental-cars for more information.

United States is a right-hand drive jurisdiction and requires an international license for those out of country to operate a motor vehicle.

Weather:

July is a summer month in Detroit, Michigan. The weather is generally warm and humid.
July Average temperature: 21ºC / 68ºF
July average high: 28ºC / 82ºF
July average low: 17ºC / 63ºF

Visa Information:

A visa (sticker in passport) is required for travel to the United States for almost all nationalities including those from India. Most European countries require an Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) (https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/) issued by the United States government. Please contact your local US embassy for further details.

Health Insurance for Visitors

It is recommended that visitors from outside the United States obtain Health Insurance for travelers prior to their arrival in the United States. Although the United States has world-class medical and health care facilities, the costs can be high for travelers.

Contact your local insurance provider for assistance. Also, further information and insurance is available for purchase online at www.travelinsurance.com

FAQs

Can I purchase a pass for katha to sit in the front section?
There will be no passes as everyone is welcome and seating will be on a first come first served basis.

Is there a cost to attend the katha, or to participate in Prasad after the katha?
No there is no cost for Katha or Prasad.

Volunteers:

Detroit Ram Katha is looking for volunteers. More information is available at https://bapudetroitkatha.org/volunteering

Contact Information:

For further information, please contact bapu.detroitkatha2019@gmail.com. Please allow at least 48 hours for a response.