Overview

Kaas Plateau Tour

Kaas Plateau also known as the "Kaas Pathar" is situated in the Western Ghat’s Sahyadri range, 22 km from Satara city in the state of Maharashtra, India. The name Kaas originates from Kaasa tree. As the leaves of this tree mature, they turn from green to red.

During the flowering season from mid –August to October, almost every inch of the plateau is bedecked with flowers of various colors and sizes. In fact, recently, Kaas has been declared as a “Biodiversity World Heritage Site” by The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) due to the floral diversity found here.

Kaas Lake, which is surrounded by a dense forest, lies between Sajjangad fort and the Kanher Dam. The place has more than 850 different species of flowers and other plants including Orchids, Karvy and even carnivorous plants such as Drosera Indica.

What makes this a Special trip?

No doubt Kaas is a visual delight but it is also important to understand the Ecology of the place and how we can protect it from degradation. We will guide you on the same.

You can read more about Kaas at

http://indiasendangered.com/kaas-plateau-wild-flower-fantasy/  


Batch 1 : Sunday , 30th September 2018

16 Hours Available on request Shivajinagar, Maharashtra
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Transport by Private Non AC Bus from Pune to Pune
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch (Veg/Non Veg) & Evening tea
  • Kaas Plateau Entry Charges
  • Trikon Expertise Charges

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Camera Charges
  • Any personal expenses such as soft drinks etc.
  • Anything other than above mentioned inclusion
Highlights
  • History of KAAS
  • Know about Carnivorous Plants
  • Ecology of Kaas and how it is changing
  • Flora and fauna around KAAS
  • How we can protect it?

 

 

Itinerary

Day 1: 30th September , Sunday

06:00 am - Shivaji Nagar (Main Signal , Opposite to bus stop towards aundh)

06:15 am  - Departure from Shivaji Nagar

06:40 am - Wakad

07:00 am - Chandni Chowk

08:30 am -  Breakfast Enroute

10:00 am - Reach Kaas Plateau

10:30 am - Breakfast & Introduction

11 am - 02 pm -   Start the Tour of Kaas , Explore the Area , Enjoy Clicking

02:00 pm   Lunch Time

03:00 pm -  Move Toward Thoseghar Waterfall

06:00 pm - Explore Thosegar Waterfall and Start our Journey back to Pune

09:30 pm -  Reach Pune

 


Things to Carry

  • ID Card
  • 2 ltrs water
  • Camera (Optional)
  • Enerzyl Powder or Glucon D powder
  • Snacks & Biscuits
  • Extra Pair of Clothes
  • Clean napkin or small towel
  • Rain coat/ Poncho/ Wind cheater (Avoid umbrella)
  • Cap, sunglasses, scarf
  • Haversack or Backpack (No sling bags)
  • Please carry medicines if you need any
  • Hand Sanitizer

Monsoon Safety Measures

  • Put clothes, money, camera, phone etc in polythenes while packing
  • Wear shoes with good grips
  • Use repellents to keep bugs away
  • Make note of nearest railway station, bus stop, taxi stand etc.
  • Do not stray away from your group during the trek
  • Keep family & friends informed about your whereabouts
Pickup point
Shivaji Nagar, Pune, Maharashtra, India View on Map