The following information is provided by the organizers of Ram Katha at Langkawi, Malaysia.

Katha Venue:

Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa,
Langkawi – Pantai Cenang, 07000
Langkawi Kedah Darul Aman, Malaysia

Katha dates:

Saturday 11th April, 2020 to Sunday 19th April, 2020

Katha Timings:

Saturday 11th April, 2020: 4pm to 7pm
Sunday 12th April to Sunday 19th April, 2020: 9:30am to 1:30pm

Katha Language:

Hindi

Live telecast:

Aastha Channel: 11th April (1:30pm- 4:30pm IST), 12th to 19th April (7am- 11am IST)

About Langkawi:

Langkawi is a beautiful island, it is the Jewel of Kedah in the Andaman Sea. It is 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. Langkawi is a tropical paradise with mountains and beaches, above all it is the Isles of Legends, rich in its cultural heritage.

Traveling to Langkawi:

There are over 8 flights per day between Kuala Lumpur and Langkawi Island. Air Asia, Malaysian Airlines and Malindo Air all have direct flights. There are also direct flights from Singapore & Doha on Singapore Airlines & Qatar Airways.

Langkawi International Airport is 10- 15 minutes away from Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa, approximately 7.2 km.

E-visas for 90 day validity are issued to all Indian Nationals.

The exchange rate USD to RM is $1= RM 3.9- 4.1. Local currency should be bought at the airport.

Weather:

April is a mid-season month, between dry and wet season. Temperatures range from 24 to 34 degrees celsius. Average temperature will be 29 degrees celsius. Rain is expected on a few days towards the end of the month, usually late afternoon showers.

Hotels:

Rates have been negotiated for Ram Katha Langkawi attendees, use the promo code listed:

Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa (5 star hotel, Katha venue)
RM650 nett per room per night on double occupancy including buffet breakfast (Run of the House rooms)
RM800 nett per room per night on double occupancy including buffet breakfast (Beachfront rooms)
Website: https://www.meritushotels.com/meritus-pelangi-beach-resort-spa-langkawi/
PROMO CODE that needs to be entered as: ‘RAMKATHALGK’

Aloft Langkawi (4 Star Hotel, 10 minutes from Katha Venue)
RM480 nett per room per night on double occupancy including buffet breakfast
Website: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/lgkal-aloft-langkawi-pantai-tengah/

Nadia’s Hotel (3 Star Hotel, 5 minutes from Katha Venue)
RM220 nett per room per night on double occupancy including breakfast.
Website: www.nadiashotel.com
PROMO CODE needs to be entered as : ‘Ram Katha Langkawi’

Local Travel Agency Contacts:

1. QQ Holidays Travel & Tours
Langkawi Kedah, Malaysia
Phone: +6049668019

2. Surin Tour Agency
Langkawi Kedah, Malaysia
Phone: +6049666312

3. Blue Sky Limo Services (For car rentals, they have self drive & chauffeur driven car options)
Phone: +60135299158

Langkawi Attractions:

1. Langkawi Sky Bridge
Langkawi Sky Bridge is a 125 metre-long curved pedestrian bridge that offers an exhilarating (and sometimes terrifying) view of the verdant Gunung Mat Cincang, Telaja Tujuh waterfalls, and several islets surrounding Langkawi.
Opening Hours: Monday & Tuesday 10:00 – 19:00, Wednesday 12:00 – 19:00, Thursday 10:00 – 19:00, Friday & Saturday 09:30 – 19:00
Address: Jalan Telaga Tujuh Teluk Burau, Langkawi
Tel: +604 959 4225

2. Dataran Lang (Eagle Square)
Dataran Lang, also known as Eagle Square, is a striking 12 metre-tall sculpture of an eagle poised to take flight is displayed atop an elevated platform.
Opening Hours: Daily
Location: Kuah Jetty, Langkawi
Tel: +604 966 7789

3. Langkawi Cable Car
Langkawi Cable Car takes visitors on a vertiginous 15-minute ride to the top of mount Mat Cincang, offering breath-taking views of Langkawi’s rainforests, islets, and waterfalls.
Opening Hours: Monday & Tuesday 10:00 – 19:00, Wednesday 12:00 – 19:00, Thursday 10:00 – 19:00, Friday & Saturday 09:30 – 19:00
Location: Jalan Telaga Tujuh Teluk Burau, Langkawi
Tel: +604 959 4225
Price Range: RM35 (adults) and RM25 (children aged two to 12 years old)

4. Underwater World Langkawi
Set along the vibrant Pantai Cenang beach town, Underwater World Langkawi houses more than 500 species of sea creatures including harbour seals, rockhopper penguins, seahorses, as well as flamingos and mandarin ducks.
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 09:30 – 18:30, Friday – Sunday 09:30 – 22:30
Address: Zon Pantai Cenang, Mukim Kedawang
Tel: +604 955 6100
Price Range: RM40 (adults) and RM30 (children aged 3 to 12 years old)

5. Gunung Raya
With an altitude of 881 metres, Gunung Raya is hailed as the highest peak in Langkawi. According to local beliefs, the mountain is the cursed form of a giant called Mat Raya, who had once lived on the island.
Opening Hours: Daily
Location: Jalan Air Hangat, Langkawi
Tel: +604 966 7789

6. Langkawi Wildlife Park & Bird Paradise
Great for families and animal lovers, Langkawi Wildlife Park & Bird Paradise houses over 2,500 exotic birds from 150 species such as canaries, ducks, parakeets, owls, eagles, toucans, hornbills and flamingos.
Opening Hours: Daily 08:30 – 18:00
Address: Lot 1485, Jalan Ayer Hangat, Kampung Belanga Pecah
Tel: +604 966 5855
Price Range: RM28 (adults) and RM18 (children aged 3 to 12 years old)

7. Pulau Payar Marine Park
Just 30km south of Langkawi Island is Pulau Payar Marine Park, a prominent spot for snorkelling and diving.
Opening Hours: Daily
Location: Langkawi
Tel: +6013 350 1205

8. Langkawi Arts in Paradise 3D Museum
Langkawi Art in Paradise 3D Museum features more than 200 impressive artworks that appear almost lifelike when photographed. Hailed as the largest 3D art museum in Malaysia and second largest in the world, there are nine interactive zones within this three-storey building, including optical illusion, aquatic, safari, fantasy, classic, castles, landscapes, Egyptian, and Malaysian zones.
Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 – 18:00
Address: Oriental Village, Burau Bay, Langkawi
Tel: +6013 491 1124
Price Range: RM38 (adults) and RM28 (children)

9. Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls
Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls is a natural Langkawi attraction with locals claiming it to be the home of faeries. Set on Langkawi’s western headlands, its name means Seven Wells Waterfalls, referring to a series of seven connected natural pools fed by seven separate waterfalls in Gunung Mat Cincang.
Opening Hours: Daily
Location: Gunung Mat Cincang, Langkawi
Tel: +604 966 7789

Contact:

Gaurang Patel (Africa)
Phone: +256757206716

Nitin (India)
Phone: +919537020989

Email: ramkathalangkawi@gmail.com