UNESCO’s World Heritage Site Kaas Plateau

Kaas plateau is a plateau located near Satara. It has been awarded as a UNESCO’s World Heritage Site (WHS). The Kaas Plateau is a laterite soil table land, typical of the the Western Ghats in Maharashtra. In the monsoon months, the Kaas Pathar, as it is locally known, transforms into a wildflower wonderland. More particularly so in September when vivid shades of pink balsams, yellow smithias and blue utricularias carpet the vast grasslands. It’s a must visit for serious botanists, amateur photographers to witness the spectrum of Western Ghats monsoon montane grasslands flora, some of which are rare and endangered.

 

Date: 28-29th September 2019

Reporting Time: 7:00 AM

Reporting Place: Near Swami Narayan Temple

 

Itinerary :

Day 1

07:00 AM : Reporting at Dadar Near Swami Narayan Temple

07:30 AM : Move for Kaas and enjoy the road trip

09:00 AM : Halt for breakfast (Near Lonavala)

01:00 PM : Lunch (In Satara)

03:00 PM : Reach Thoseghar waterfalls

04:30 PM : Reach Chalkewadi windmills

05:30 PM : Move for Hotel

06:30 PM : Reach Hotel and freshen up

09:00 PM : Dinner

10:00 PM : Good Night

 

Day 2

06:00 AM : Wake Up call

07:30 AM : Have Breakfast and move for Kaas

09:00 AM : Reached Kaas Plateau and explore the Beauty of Rare & Endemic species of Flowers with our Experts

12:00 PM : Move for Hotel

01:30 PM : Reach Hotel & Lunch

03:00 PM : Move for Mumbai

06:00 PM : Halt for Snacks (Near Lonavala)

09:00 PM : Reach Mumbai and Depart for the day

 

Things to carry & Ground rules :

  1. Your camera, extra memory cards, and macro lense. If using your mobile phone for photography kindly bring your macro mobile lense
  2. Carry 1-2 Ltr of water
  3. Good shoes with good grips
  4. Carry odomos or any other any other mosquito repellant
  5. Wear suitable clothes
  6. Advisable to carry biscuits or any snack containing glucose
  7. Plastic bags for dry items in your bag like clothes, electronics etc
  8. A double strap bag, sling bag not allowed in the trek
  9. Windcheater to keep hands free
  10. Do not touch any creature or plant without permission
  11. Do not venture out in the forest
  12. Strictly, NO smoking, alcohol consumption or intake of a unprescribed drug will be tolerated
  13. Any personal medicine prescribed by the doctor

 

[Accommodation is on sharing basis. Female participants are requested to inquire with us about availability of female – shared accommodation, before paying online. Extra charges applicable for single accommodation and food.]

 

Cost Inclusions :

  1. Travel From Dadar and Back by Private A/C vehicle.
  2. Accommodation (Twin sharing).
  3. All meals (2 breakfast + 2 lunch + 2 evening snacks + 1 dinner).
  4. All places Entry tickets.
  5. All taxes and service charges.
  6. Professional Expertise and guidance charges.
  7. Safety and Basic first aid.

 

Cost Exclusions :

  1. Transport till Dadar.
  2. Camera Fees.
  3. Any meals during Traveling.
  4. Any kind of insurance, medical or emergency charges.
  5. Any extra meal (which are not included in ‘Cost Inclusions’) not included.

 

Cancellation policy:

All cancellation before 30 days of event days – 100% credit.

All cancellations between 30-10 days of event – 50% credit.

All cancellations within 10 days of event date – no credit possible.

 

NOTICE :

  1. The given schedule may change depending upon the weather conditions & traffic of the area.
  2. The spotting and observations of species depends upon your luck and the weather conditions.

 

Trip Photos

About Nitya Goel Aggarwal

An Interior Designer by profession, she has a creat0ive mind that works 24*7 be it in form of art, interiors or graphic. Her love for nature developed since childhood while exploring various places with her family across the country. Passionate about travelling especially wildlife, she believes in promoting eco-tourism and conservation of nature and understands the importance and need of instilling love for nature at a young age in children. Based in Mumbai, her expertise comes from her experience in nurturing her own son into a wildlife and nature lover at a young age of four. Apart from helping in planning outdoor wildlife tours, she conducts various nature related day trips in and around Mumbai.