Kaas Plateau - Flower Special Tour
VRangers flower special tour to Kaas Plateau.
A perfect Landscape photo tour & walk to Maharashtra’s Valley of Flower, even superb for Micro photography too......
Tour: Kaas Platue , Thoseghar Waterfall.
Duration: 1 N / 1 D.
Kaas Pathar is nestled in Sahaydri (Western Ghats), 25 kms away from Satara, Maharashtra (Western Ghats ). It is located between 1200 - 1400 meters / altitude app 1000m AMSL and is surrounded by hillside coming alive with millions of colorful flowers. Kaas pathar throughout the year is barren due to the porous laterite rock, but rains come and the plateau is covered in a multitude of flowers, which last till September end. Kaas pathar overlooks the lush evergreen forests that serve as a water catchment area of Koyna Dam, Chandoli National Park and Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary was recently declared as "Sahyadri Tiger reserve".
With abundant rainfall, bright mountain sunshine and a high dew point, the lateritic table lands and gentle slopes of Kaas transform into riotous colored flower fields.This plateau is famous for its unique biosphere, high hill plateaus and grasslands. Kaas boost not only flowers like pink balsam, yellow sonki, purple karvi etc but also welcomes birds like Crested Buntings, Malabar Crested Larks, Oriental White-eyes, Bonelli’s Eagle.
What kind of flowers you can see @ Kaas:
Exacum Pumilum (Local name: जांभळी चिरायात), Cyanotis Tuberosa (Local name: अभाळी), Tridax Procumbens (Local name: दगडी पाला), Cassia auriculata (Local name: तारवड), Alysicarpus belgaumensis (Local name: गुलाबी शेवरा), Murdannia lanuginose (Local name: अबोलीमा), Pinda concanensis (Local name: पंद), Impatiens (Local name: पांढरा तेरडा), Smithia hirsute / hirsuta (Local name: कवला), Impatiens oppositifolia, Hitchenia caulina (Local name: चावर), Pogostemon deccanensis (Local name: जांभळी मंजिरी), Hypoxis aurea (Local name: सोनतारा), Pentanema cernuum (Local name: सोनसरी), Eriocaulon tuberiferum (Local name: गेंद), Utricularia purpurensis (Local name: सीतेची आसवे), Vigna vexillata (Local name: हळुंदा)
It is a scenic spot located 20 km from Satara city, at the edge of the Konkan region. There are a series of waterfalls, some of them 15 to 20 meters and one of 500 meters in height. There is a newly constructed Platform to stand and take a good view of the waterfall.