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Kaas Plateau

Satara

13.9/5(23 Ratings)

Kaas Plateau Overview

Ranked 2 of 83 sightseeing in Satara

Kaas Plateau is a popular tourist attraction located in Satara District of Maharashtra, at a distance of 25 km from Satara City. Popularly known as the ‘Plateau of Flowers’, Kaas Plateau is a popular picnic spot among nature lovers, especially during late monsoons.

Kaas Plateau is a volcanic lateritic plateau that overlooks the dense evergreen forest range of the Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary and serves as the catchment area of the Koyna Dam. Kaas Plateau is the natural habitat of more than 400 species of plants like herbs, orchids, shrubs, insectivorous plants, etc.

The whole of Kaas Plateau is seen covered in flower carpets of the dominant plants in the region, for most of the year. Kaas Plateau is also a haven for bird watchers, as many species of birds can be spotted here.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 2-3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Sushma kamath

Sushma kamath4.3/5

1 review

Flowers, mountains, starry skies

Kaas pathar a small idyllic village in Satara becomes abuzz with tourists around the end of monsoons and why not? It's the season of flowers blooming over the valley giving city bred folks of nearby Mumbai and Pune a chance to soak themselves in nature and experience flower valley closer home. While the flower valley is the main attraction there's also Kaas lake, Thoseghar waterfalls (Maharashtra's tallest waterfall), Koyna dam where you can enjoy boating in the backwaters and Vajrai waterfalls. What I really loved about the place was it was uncommercialized! With mountain ranges following you everywhere as you zip in your car, specks of yellow and purple flowers all along the countryside, fluffy clouds making you guess what shape it is.Tips - pre book your visit to Kaas plateau on their online website to avoid last minute upsets especially during the peak season of September end and October first two weeks.I suggest staying nearby Kaas plateau overnight, there are options of camping which we did at a place called heritage resort who were wonderful hostsPlace is accessible by rail from Satara station and then book a car to reach Kaas and explore nearby attractionsOr you can chose a bus from Mumbai / Pune to take you there.Be watchful of insects especially if you choose camping and day insect or mosquito repellentsCarry a sweatshirt or jacket as nights are coldLastly keep an open mind and enjoy amidst nature and don't forget star gazing at night :)

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Bipin vengsarkar

Bipin vengsarkar3.6/5

2 reviews

The bloom - losing charm

Nice place to spend a couple of hours.Rains have played truant this season.We were lucky to have good weather on the day of our visit 30th September.Very good guide (offered free of cost, tipped him though) who explained the various flowers and their characteristics.Worth a visit, along with the lake close-by.

Simant Verma

Simant Verma4.3/5

3 reviews

A mesmerizing view of the nature and it's gift

I visited Kaas this year in end of September with my family. I heard that the flowers have been grown at their fullest. Last time we visited this place in starting of September so we were not able to see this valley of flower at its peak. The day was beautiful and the sun was at its peak. The number of flowers this time were more than that of last year. First time, I saw some purple flowers on a tree. Those flowers were just beautiful, There were nearly 7-8 different flowers in yellow, pink, white and purple colors. As we went on a weekday so there was not too much rush. But as we were about to leave, after 2-3 hours, then the crowd was increasing. Also at the time of leaving, the weather just turned upside down. In few minutes the whole valley was covered in fog and produced a beautiful scenic view in the whole valley. The light showers started and all we can see was a mesmerizing view!!The place is ideal for every age group and can be visited as couples, with families and children. But avoid to go on weekend, as there is always too much crowd on weekend. All in all, this is a must visit place for everyone, at least once.

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Bhanu pratap Singh

Bhanu pratap Singh4.3/5

34 reviews

Mesmerising natural beauty

Kaas Valley of flowers is 25km from Satara District in Maharashtra. It is also about 270km from Mumbai. A journey of 6 hours. So, a one day trip can be made easily if you leave in the early morning by your own car. It is similar to the Valley of flowers in Uttrarkhand. The best time to visit this place is in September-October, when the flowers are in full bloom.You will see lots and lots of beautiful yellow, pink, blue and purple wild flowers spread across a large plateau, just like a bed sheet having flowers. There is also one lake nearby which is called the Kumudini Lake or a lake of flowers, in which innumerable lotus flowers bloom.You can pre-book your visit by visiting the Kas website. Entry fee per person on a weekday is 50 rupees, which 100 rupees per person on a weekend. You can also select your day and time slot of the visit.The cool breeze and the mesmerising climate and views make you to not leave the place. You can just lie down on the ground, take pictures and enjoy.

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  • Mesmerising natural beauty
  • Mesmerising natural beauty
  • Mesmerising natural beauty
  • Mesmerising natural beauty
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Ruby Singh

Ruby Singh3.9/5

28 reviews

Kaas Plateau: Heaven on Earth

Kaas Plateau or Kaas Patthar (local name) is located in the Satara district of Maharasthra. Satara is approximately 140 Kms away from the main Pune city. Kaas Plateau is a biodiversity hotspot in the Western Ghats. Not just this, it also boasts the coveted title of UNSECO Natural World Heritage Site. Kaas Plateau houses unique varieties of fauna. This site is also known as Valley of Flowers of Maharashtra, not to be confused with the Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand. During the season when the plateau is on full bloom the site looks as if it is carpeted with colorful flowers.The best time to visit Kaas Plateau is either September end or October beginning. This is the time when the monsoon become less ferocious and flowers bloom with the best of their colors. If you live in Pune or nearby and haven't been to this place then you still have good two weeks to plan a trip to Kaas Plateau. It is just four hours drive from Pune city.The entrance was blooming with the Topli Karvi in abundance. Now this flower is not just pretty but very special too. It is said that it blooms in every seven years and I felt fortunate to witness it live. We walked through the lush lanes of Topli Karvi. Clouds and winds played a significant role in getting down the visibility. At times we felt there is nothing ahead but as we walked ahead steering through the clouds the nature kept amazing us more and more.As we left the blue Topli Karvi zone and walked ahead, we saw the plateau layered with yellow Smithis, locally known as lahan kawla. Every turn we took, there were chilling wind and random cloud formations to surprise us. Every now and then the sky used to get clearer and the colors of the valley looked even more pleasant.How to reach Kaas PlateauKaas Plateau is four hours drive from Pune and can be easily reached by one's personal vehicle. You can also choose to ride till the Plateau but it is going to be a long ride.Kaas Plateau can also be reached by public transport. Take the bus from Swargate bus stop to Satara and then from Satara hire an auto/car till plateau. The bus ticket costs Rs 121 per person and the auto will cost around Rs 600-800 (haggling skills would help here).Things to take care when you visit Kaas PlateauYou need to pay an entry fee of Rs 100 on weekends and public holiday and Rs 50 on weekdays. You can pay the fees and get the registration done in advance on the official website of Kaas Plateau.Carry water bottles and few eatables along as there are no shops near the plateau.Carry a jacket preferably water resistant. It is quite windy and there are high chances of drizzling and rains.If you are carrying a camera make sure you have water proof cover for it just in case it rains.If you hire an auto/cab from Satara till plateau, book the same for the return journey as well. You might not get a auto while returning, the few that will be available will ask for a fortune.If nature interests you and you want to know more about the flora and fauna go with a naturalist. I find one, paucity of time is to be blamed.This is not a tip but a request, don't litter in the plateau.

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  • Kaas Plateau: Heaven on Earth
  • Kaas Plateau: Heaven on Earth
  • Kaas Plateau: Heaven on Earth
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Soumya Shrivastava

Soumya Shrivastava4.3/5

17 reviews

Solace in Satara - Kaas Plateau

Kaas Plateau - It's a plateau filled with colours. We took an ST bus from Satara and reached Kaas Pathar. As we reached there, we were mesmerized to see a plateau full of different colours of flowers. Kaas Plateau is a paradise for photographers and nature lovers. If you are going in ST Bus then keep track of time and catch the ST bus on time for returning to Satara.
  • Solace in Satara - Kaas Plateau
  • Solace in Satara - Kaas Plateau
  • Solace in Satara - Kaas Plateau
  • Solace in Satara - Kaas Plateau
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Ashish Hunkeri

Ashish Hunkeri4.6/5

5 reviews

Maharashtra's very own Switzerland, heaven for nature lovers

It was very cold and rainy day(21 Sept 2015). I arrived to Kaas Plateau at 7. 15 am, in morning. When I stepped out from bus, I felt like I'm walking in heaven. No words to explain. I never imagined there is really heaven on earth like this. After the valley of flowers, Uttarakhand, the Kaas Plateau is only one place in India where flowers blooms naturally in large amount and 46 species of them founds in red data book of rare flowers. It's natural world heritage site for its unique biodiversity. More than 850 species founds in Kaas region.The best time to visit this place is mid September to first week of October. There is no restaurants on Kaas Plateau, but 2 km from hilltop near the Kaas lake(another best place to visit) you can get food restaurants and canteens.

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  • Maharashtra's very own Switzerland, heaven for nature lovers
  • Maharashtra's very own Switzerland, heaven for nature lovers
  • Maharashtra's very own Switzerland, heaven for nature lovers
  • Maharashtra's very own Switzerland, heaven for nature lovers
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Pratik Mohapatra

Pratik Mohapatra3.2/5

27 reviews

Variety of lovely flowers and green plains

This is a lovely plateau - of numerous varieties of flowers, and in the right season, it'll looks like a heaven. It's maintained properly and is a site of some of movie shoots. When the flowers are in full bloom, you'll love the view. There are also numerous species of butterflies for the enthusiasts. It's a good spot for photographers. On off season, you might not like it there, so plan during full bloom season only. And it's a walk of 2-3 kms within the flower beds, so sometimes you'll feel the sun beating down on you. Carrying a water bottle will help.

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  • Variety of lovely flowers and green plains
  • Variety of lovely flowers and green plains
  • Variety of lovely flowers and green plains

Aneri Shah

Aneri Shah3.6/5

6 reviews

Beautiful place but badly managed

Recently, on 18-19 September, I visited Kaas Plateau. The place is awesome although blooming was not up to mark and a lot of traffic issues. The flowers were too small wherein the site showed full blooming for the same. The management there was worst as due to non parking facilities, we were kicked off the site as a silly person had wrongly parked the car. They were not ready to listen to us that our car has a driver in it. If you are planning to go, see to it that you reach as early as possible for avoiding such problems. Moreover, there are rumours that September is the best season but it's not. What we saw was the flowers were still small and tiny. I would really refer this place as it has beautiful landscapes, colours, sunset and sunrise.

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Manohari Kamat

Manohari Kamat4.3/5

1 review

Truly a spectacular place

The place is 21 km from Satara and it's one of the most beautiful places one can see in India. This place blooms once a year and one can see nearly 150 different types of flowers especially orchids its truly a spectacular place. One should know the right time of visit, I visited in Sept end and could see the pink hue at sunset you will always miss seeing all the flowers at one time so did I but I am glad I could see the pink sunset. Always research the right time to visit Kaas Plateau to see a good variety and especially don't miss the sunset and sunrise. Fee of Rs. 20 per person and Rs. 40 per vehicle.

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Kaas Plateau, Satara

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Kaas Plateau, Satara
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Hemant Sant

Kaas Plateau, Satara
Kaas Plateau, Satara

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Hemant Sant

Kaas Plateau, Satara