KAAS – The Plateau of Flowers 18th – 19th September, 2014

Hello Friends,

It gives me an immense pleasure to announce a tour to Valley of flower, Kaas Plateau. The Kaas Plateau also known as the “Kaas Pathar” which is situated in the Western Ghat Sahyadri range, 22 kilometers from Satara city. The name Kaas originates from Kaasa tree (Elaeocarpus glandulosus). Leaves of this tree turn green to red as they mature. The area of plateau is approximately 1,000 hectar.

Join us to explore valley of flower with Ms Medha Kharkhanis, a renowned naturalist.

The plateau is full of wild flowers during the months of August and September. These flowers bloom on their own and stay for about 2–3 weeks (depending on the monsoon and other weather factors). Recently it has been declared as Biodiversity World heritage site by The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). It has a small lake nearby, as you are driving down the curves climbing down from Kaas Plateau you see a sign on left saying – Kaas Talav. It is a natural tranquil Kaas lake surrounded by dense forests. To the left of the lake lies Sajjangad fort and Kanher Dam is to the right. The place has more than 850 different species of flowers and other plants including Orchids, Karvy and carnivorous plants such as Drosera Indica. This falls under the Sahyadri Sub Cluster of Western Ghats which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1:- 17th September, 2014 Departure from Mumbai.
First Pickup Point: September 2014, 10:30 pm at Aarey Colony Junction (Goregaon east).
Second Pickup Point: September 2014, 11:30 pm near Nahur Station.

Day 2:- 18th September, 2014 Arrival at Satara Arrival at Satara by 06.00 hrs. Check in Hotel. After you freshen up, join the group for
breakfast. This is followed by briefing and orientation and meeting with our naturalist. Will proceed to KAAS. After exploring KAAS, return to Hotel. Following lunch, we shall be visiting Chalkewadi Wind Mills and Thoseghar waterfall. Return back to at 7 pm.

Day 3:- 18th September, 2014
Early morning proceed to KAAS. Will have the breakfast on way to KAAS. Will explore the beauty of KAAS till 12 noon. After lunch will depart for Mumbai. Will reach Mumbai by 7.00 pm.

Tour cost: Please contact us at info@wild-india.in for cost details.

Note: Limited seats are available.

How to Register:

Online registration: http://www.wild-india.in/kaas-the-plateau-of-wild-flowers-september-2014/

OR

You can register by sending a confirmation mail to info@wild-india.in and by paying a non-refundable Advance of Rs. 4000/- after our registration confirmation on e-mail…..The remaining amount will be collected later.

Cost Includes:

1. Transportation from Mumbai– Kaas – Mumbai by mini bus.
2. Accommodation at Hotel in Satara on a twin sharing basis in Non AC rooms.
3. Veg Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Tea & Dinner).
4. Camera Charges, Entry fee, Parking Charges.
5. On board snacks and Mineral water.

Charges Do Not Include

1. Cold drinks during journey.
2. Any kind of personal expenditure and medical expenses.
3. Any charges not mentioned in “the charges include”.

Contact for further details &Registration:

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