Maharashtra is one of the few states in India that has been blessed with an abundance of natural beauties. One of which is Kaas Plateau situated just 25 km west from Satara city in Maharashtra, India. It comes under the Sahyadri Sub Cluster of the Western Ghats and has been declared as a part of a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site.
Considered the Maharashtrian equivalent of “Valley of Flowers.” The area of the plateau is located at the height of 1200 mt (3,800 ft ) and is approximately spread over 1,000 hectares. The area is home to 850 different species of flowers and other plants including orchids, Karvy, and carnivorous plants.
Apart from numerous varieties of wildflowers, this biodiversity site also is home to many insects, beautiful birds, amphibians, reptiles, and some major mammalian species. You will get to explore many sights here such as the windmills at Chalkewadi, explore the Bamnoli Lake.
Kaas plateau is officially opened for the public to visit and enjoy the beauty usually from August. There are specific times for the public to visit the place.
It is advised to go to Kaas plateau in a private car or group of travel buses. There are local buses, but the frequencies of those are slow, and hence, it would be better if you would go by vehicles arranged by yourself.
You will leave this fantastic place with a lot of memories and a refreshing experience. As it is said, ‘Every good thing must come to an end.’ It is a rejuvenating one day trip in Monsoon season where other people usually sit in their home hoping to go out somewhere.