Kaas Plateau (Valley of Flowers) Trip


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Yesterday visited Kaas Lake and Kas Plateau (Valley of Flowers)

Kaas Lake ls on a distance of 22kms from Satara. While going to this lake you will have a beautiful nature around you. Total road of 22kms is hilly, going from Kaas Plateau which is called as Maharashtra's Valley of Flowers. In monsoons, the climate here is at its best.
Kaas Plateau is really a Valley of Flowers. Enjoy the scene of widespread carpet of flowers, of different colours and variety spread over acres of land on the Kaas platue. definitely worth seeing - nature in full bloom which is once-in-a-life-time wonderful experience. The lateritic plateau of Kass has becomes home to millions of tiny flowers in late monsoons. The whole spectacle is beyond words. More than 300 varieties of wild flowers, herbs, orchids, shrubs, insectivorous plants etc. can be seen here in Aug and Sep (Best time is 15th Aug to 15th Oct). This plateau overlooks the lush evergreen forests that serves as a water catchment area of Koyna Dam and which is recently declared as “Sahyadri Tiger reserve". In monsoon the whole area transforms into an unbelievable carpets of flowers like yellow carpets of Smithia and Sonki flowers, Pink carpets of Balsam, Purple carpets of Karvi etc.

It is a dream destination not only for avid botanists but also for those who appreciate nature. These carpets change colours almost every week depending on the dominant flowers during that time.
 

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Breezing photographs. The flower in second image is quite common but I like the way you have captured them in detail. [thumbswink]

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Hey Surfer,

Thanks for sharing the beautiful pics with us.
Its really a miracle of nature to find so many types of flowers at one place and in same season.
It looks like that u have not been surrounded by lots of visitors, I mean road is quite a bit of empty and not so many people around.
When we had visited Kaas in last sept it was overcrowded and we had a tough time to get food in Bamnoli region as every Dhaba kind of things are full packed. Blame goes to weekend and lots of IT guys around there.This Sunday there are plans to visit Kaas lets us c++
 
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Thanks powerpacked
Actually there is Hugh rush on weekends. But the forest department people had done a very nice job.
1. Now crossing flowers is not allowed. They had covered all area with do not cross strips.
2. No eatables are allowed.
3. No parking allowed, you have to park your car before or after the flowers area and then come walking.

Go this Sunday the atmosphere is very nice and you can catch many flowers. happy journey. C++
 
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Nice pics there surfer! It looks like a place straight out of picture books!
Where is this place and how far is it? never heard of it.

EDIT: Skipped the link. Found the info. thanks [:)]
 
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