Visit to Kaas Plateau (Valley of Flowers)
The Kaas Plateau also known as the "Kaas Pathar" which is situated in the Western Ghat, 22 kilometers from Satara city in Maharashtra. 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 hectare.
The Kaas Plateau is a is full of wild flowers during the months of August and September. 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.
We will try to cover some of the most popular spots in Satara:
Ajinkyatara Fort – Situated on the Ajinkyatara Mountain, this fort gives a panoramic view of Satara City,
Chalkewadi Windmill Farms is one of the largest windmill farms in Asia. There are hundreds of windmills in the adjoining hills.
Thoseghar Waterfalls. Is one of the most famous waterfalls and one of the highest waterfalls in India. .
Vajrai Falls is a three tier waterfall cascading from a height of 853 Ft. This falls is the starting point of Urmodi river.
Sajjangad Fort: This fort is well known as the spiritual capital of Maratha King Shivaji Sajjangad Fort is the final resting place of Samarth Ramdas, who was the spiritual Guru of Chhatrapati Shivaji. The fort is located at an altitude of 914 m and has two main gates. The fort has two lakes, temples of Lord Rama, Hanuman and Mangalai Devi, a Math and the tomb of Swami Samarth Ramdas.
Day 1 (Friday) 10.00 pm Start from Hyderabad by Duronto.
Day 2 (Sat) 7.50 am Reach Pune and get into hired vehicle. Breakfast on the way.
Reach Satara and check into hotel.
Have lunch and afternoon go to some of the scenic points - Thoseghar and Vajrai Waterfalls, Nataraj Temple, Chalkewadi windmills, Ajinkyatara Fort, Paraswanath Digambar Jain Temple and Dholya Ganapati.
Day 3 (Sun) 5 am Visit the Sajjangad Fort and post breakfast start for Kaas Plateau (Valley of Flowers). Post lunch Start back to Pune to take the evening Hyderabad express.
Day 4 (Mon) Reach Hyderabad by 6 am.
Itinerary is tentative and might change at organisers' discretion depending on the time and weather conditions prevailing at that time.
What to to get:
Will be shared closer to the date of Travel.
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1) No smoking and no alcohol
2) No littering, no pollution of water
3) Accommodation is separate for Men and woman.
4) Food will be mostly vegetarian
Cost: Rs. 6000/- (cost includes transport from Hyd - Hyd - Onward by Duronto express and return by SL Class Train, food, Local Transport, Entry fees and stay, GHAC Contribution and GST.)
PLEASE MAKE AN ADVANCE PAYMENT OF RS. 2000/- to CONFIRM YOUR SLOT. Balance can be paid in the month of August.
Account Holder Name: GHAC Travel and Leisure
Account Type: Savings
Bank: Axis Bank Limited
Branch: Road No 2, Banjara Hills.
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