Nature Trail to Kaas Plateau, Maharashtra Valley of Flowers

Nature Trail to Kaas Plateau, Maharashtra Valley of Flowers

 

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Nature Trail to Kaas Plateau

Maharashtra Valley of Flowers

 

About:

Kaas Plateau is known as Maharashtra's Valley of Flowers. Kaas Plateau is situated on the high hills of Sahyadri in Western Ghats. It is the best place to visit in monsoon, from the mid of August to October. The whole plateau looks like a carpet in various colors. It's a unique place for flora researchers, nature lovers & photographers. Near about 175 various flower species found at Kaas Plateau and one of the few found on earth only at Kaas Plateau. In June 2012 UNESCO has announced this location as a Biodiversity World Heritage Site.

The plateau is home to 850 species of flowering plants, of which 624 have entered the Red Data Book, a state document that lists species whose existence is threatened. As many as 39 species are found only in Kaas region. Some of the rare species found here include Dipcadi montanum, Ceropegia vincaefolia, Pleocaulus ritchiei and Drosera burmanii. This is also the reason why the place is popular with nature lovers, flora researchers and also photographers.

 




Journey Details:

  1. September 21st 2013 10.00 pm: Meeting point at Swaminarayan temple Dadar one day prior to the event date.
  2. September 22nd 2013 4.00 am: Reach Satara – Tea and Breakfast – Rest
  3. 7.00 am: Reach Kaas Plateau.
  4. 7.00 am - 12.00 am: Sight Seeing – Photography – Valley exploration.
  5. 1.00 pm: Lunch near Kaas Lake
  6. 3.30 pm: Leave for Mumbai
  7. 9.30 pm: Reach Mumbai approx.

 



Charges Includes:

  1. Travel by a Non-ac bus 40 Seater 2 X 2 from Dadar to Kaas Plateau Satara and back till Dadar
  2. Veg Breakfast
  3. Veg Lunch
  4. Evening Tea
  5. Entry fee for Kaas Plateau & Treks and Trails India charges

 

Limited seats are available on first come 1st basis


 Please note: Entry Fee for Photography to be paid by participants.



Things To Carry:-

  1. A Water Bottles (2-3 Litres)
  2. Torch with Extra batteries
  3. Cap, Rain cheater (Optional) for those who don't want to get wet
  4. Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)
  5. Please avoid wearing Gold and other costly ornaments
  6. Electoral or Glucon D powder, some ready to eat food like Plum cakes, biscuits etc.
  7. Towel, Napkins, Extra Pair of clothes
  8. Polythene bag for your garbage
  9. 2-3 bunch of papers (Optional)
  10. Good trekking shoes
  11. Personal basic medical kit (Containing an antiseptic, few bandages, personal medications if any, etc.)
  12. Please do not carry sling bags or jholas. A haversack to put in all the things to be carried… so that one has hands free while trekking


IMP Note: - Rains are expected so please double pack your valuables in plastic bags to save them from getting wet

Common info for every trek in the monsoon season:  

Due to the Monsoon season and various rock patches in this route, we recommend you to please take care at every place while walking / climbing / trekking.

 


 

General Rules for the participants:-

  1. Kindly carry 1 Identity proof at least for the trek.
  2. We all are going for an adventurous and interesting trekking expedition.
  3. Please Do Not misinterpret it as a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR.
  4. The leader’s decision will be final and all the members should abide by it.
  5. Do not destroy or dirty the archaeological, historical monuments, etc.
  6. Any kind of addiction is strictly prohibited, e.g. drinking, smoking, etc.
  7. Please do not carry or wear any valuables, ornaments, jewellery, etc. If carried, then we Do Not take any liability for the same.
  8. Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Trekking or any adventure activity is potentially risky. For all these events you are at your own risk. Organizers are not responsible for any accident or compensation in whatsoever manner. We should strictly follow the code of conduct, to avoid troubling our fellow trekkers or other people from our group or outside.


Treks and Trails India reserves all rights to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.

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