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Kaas

Kaas- Kaleidoscope ( valley of flowers of Maharashtra) 23rd to 24th September, 2017

The Kaas Plateau also known as the "Kaas Pathar" 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. It gets white flowers only for 15 days in the month of March. The area of the plateau is approximately 1,000 hectares.  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) . The place has more than 850 different species of flowers and other plants including Orchids, Karvy and carnivorous plants such as Drosera Indica. It falls under the Sahyadri Sub Cluster of Western Ghats which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Itinerary
Day 106.00 am: Leave for Satara with packed breakfast.
12.30 pm: Reach Satara. Check in at a hotel. Lunch.
02.30 pm: Leave for Thoseghar waterfall.
03.00 to 05.30 pm: @ Thoseghar Waterfall.
06.30 pm: High Tea in Satara.
08.30 pm: Dinner.
Day 205.00 am: Wake up.
06.00 am: Leave for Kaas Plateau with packed breakfast.
07.00 to 11.00 am: @ Kaas Plateau.
12.00 noon: Lunch @ Satara.
01.00 pm: Leave for Thane / Kalyan.
04.00 pm: High Tea.
08.00 pm: Reach Thane / Kalyan.
Cost Includes
  • Travel from Thane / Kalyan to Satara and back by  Ac bus.
  • Food: Veg. Day 1- B/L/High Tea/D. Day 2- B/L/High Tea.
  • Accommodation at Hotel Maharaja Regency, Satara ( triple sharing, comfortable Non AC rooms).
  • Two dedicated naturalists for guiding the group.
Cost Excludes
  • Personal expenses like Mineral Water, Cold Drinks.
  • Anything not mentioned in ‘Cost Includes’.

Group discount of Rs 300/- per person ( 3 or more people booking together ).

5,500/- per person

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