Event Tag: Trikon #1816 Event Name: Kaas Plateau Total Seats: 25 Grade: Easy Approximate duration: 3 hrs of Flat Walk
Kaas Plateau is also is known as the "Kaas Pathar" is situated in the Western Ghats Sahyadri range, 22 km from Satara city in the state of Maharashtra, India. The name Kaas originates from the Kaasa tree. As the leaves of this tree mature, they turn from green to red.
During the flowering season from mid August to October, almost every inch of the plateau is bedecked with flowers of various colors and sizes. In fact, recently, Kaas has been declared as a Biodiversity World Heritage Site by The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) due to the floral diversity found here.
Kaas Lake, which is surrounded by a dense forest, lies between Sajjangad fort and the Kanher Dam. The place has more than 850 different species of flowers and other plants including Orchids, Karvy and even carnivorous plants such as Drosera Indica.
What makes this a Special trip?
No doubt Kaas is a visual delight but it is also important to understand the Ecology of the place and how we can protect it from degradation. We will guide you on the same.
History of KAAS Know about Carnivorous Plants Ecology of Kaas and how it is changing Flora and fauna around KAAS How we can protect it?
Day 1: 10:45 pm Meet the Team at Pritam Hotel, Dadar (East) 11:00 pm Departure from Dadar 11:15 pm Pickup from K Star Mall, Chembur 12:30 am Pickup from Sec 17, Vashi (Below the flyover) 12:45 am Pickup from Hotel 3 Star, Kharghar
Day 2: 06:00 am Reach Kaas Plateau 06:30 am Breakfast & Introduction 07:00 am Start the tour of Kaas, explore the area, enjoy clicking 11:00 am Move towards Kaas Lake 03:00 pm Start our return journey post-lunch 10:00 pm Reach Mumbai
Inclusions Transport by Private Non AC Bus from Dadar to Dadar Food: Breakfast, Lunch (Veg/Non-Veg) & Evening tea Kaas Plateau Entry Charges Trikon Expertise Charges
Exclusions Camera Charges Any personal expenses such as soft drinks etc. Anything other than the above-mentioned inclusion 5% GST
Things to Carry ID Card 2 liters water Camera (Optional) Enerzal Powder or Glucon D powder Snacks & Biscuits Extra Pair of Clothes Clean napkin or small towel Raincoat/ Poncho/ Windcheater (Avoid umbrella) Cap, sunglasses, scarf Haversack or Backpack (No sling bags) Please carry medicines if you need any Hand Sanitizer
Monsoon Safety Measures Put clothes, money, camera, phone, etc in polythenes while packing Wear shoes with good grips Use repellents to keep bugs away Make note of nearest railway station, bus stop, taxi stand, etc. Do not stray away from your group during the trek Keep family & friends informed about your whereabouts
IMPORTANT: Avoid wearing precious Jewelry while trekking, as Travel Trikon, wont be responsible for any losses for the same.
Consuming liquor or any kind of Alcoholic substance is prohibited. Carrying any kind of substance that's illegal is not allowed. Smoking is strictly not allowed. Anybody found smoking or consuming alcoholic drinks will be expelled from the event without a refund.
Fitness & Health Though trekking is a fun-filled activity, it demands a good amount of physical fitness. If you are under medication, please carry your medicines. During the trek, leaders will have over the counter medication for temporary treatment, so do give a heads up to them if you need any medical assistance.