Kaas Pathar - Valley of Flowers

Kaas Pathar - Valley of Flowers

Kaas Pathar - Valley of Flowers
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  • Happiness08111793387
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    “Best place to visit with family and friends.”
    The Kaas Plateau has always fascinated me ever since I heard about it.So I planned and visited this place september 2013 with my family.Over 850 varieties of blooming flowers and being amongst them with my family.This gem is located 20 KM from Satara. Nestled in Sahyadris, Best time to visit Kaas Plateau is after the rains till October end. Many people visit Kaas during the rains; however, the plants bloom only in late August to September. The plateau is known as Kaas Pathar in Marathi language. The plateau is full of wild flowers during the months of August and September and the blooms last for about two to three weeks.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 September 2023
  • SBR
    Mumbai, India41 contributions
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    Unique place to visit in Maharashtra-Kaas Pathar
    Kaas Pathar is the local version of the Valley of Flowers. I have been to both and there's simply no comparison. Be that as it may, this is easily accessible and very well organized. We stayed at a nearby resort/Villa and reached the place at around 7.45 am. We were some of the first visitors that day and we got a good guide "Anand". He was very informative and helpful and took pains to show us around and the rare flowers which most guides may not even know about. It is desirable to book an early morning slot to avoid crowds and the heat (it gets warmer as the day progresses). The flowers were not in full bloom which was a disappointment. Arrangements are very good except for bad toilets. You have to leave your vehicles and board a shuttle which takes you to the plateau. The place is pretty large and we took around 2-2.5 hours looking around, taking photos, eating bhakris from some local village ladies. My wife talked to one of them, this lady gets up at 4 am, makes 5-6 bhakris along with accompaniments like thecha, aluwadi etc, walks 1 hour from her village to reach the place , spends as many hours as required to sell her ware and earns about Rs 200 per day. All in all, its a place worth visiting but you need to be lucky to see a lot of flowers as it totally depends on the weather.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 7 October 2023
  • Journey43946686265
    Pune, India1 contribution
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    Nature in All its glory
    A much awaited trip, totally worth it. Had read about the Kaas Pathar some years ago and had even passed by the plateau on a motorbike road trip. In October 2023, I was able to visit this heritage site with my friends from Pune. We could make the trip on a Sunday but would recommend only weekdays to anyone who would like to make the trip (crazy crowd on weekends : ) ). The visiting period closes by 2nd week of October. The site is well managed and you can take your time to visit each zone, and really enjoy this unique place. Wear good walking shoes, a sun hat and carry drinking water. If you are good at mobile photography you can click away and take back wonderful memories. The local men/women who tend and guard each zone would be happy to give you information (if you ask) about the plants and the flowers and will even point them out to you. This makes the walk more interesting. If you are in this part of Maharashtra during the flowering season take time out to visit this site ! and yes... I would definitely visit again.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 27 October 2023
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MTHUD
Mumbai, India46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Kaas pathar is an unforgettable plateau. with its myriad flowers and lush greenery, its a fest for the eyes. The best time to visit, is end August through September, we were told, though it seems that there are some or other species of flowers in bloom throughout the year, except jn high summer. A short walk through gate 4 takes one to a lake, while a walk through Gate 3 takes you to the plateau and a view to the valley below. Take a wind-cheater and / or umbrella along, for the vagaries of the season mean there is sure to be a drizzle or light rain , specially in the monsoon months.each day
Written 12 October 2022
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Akshay Sharma
New Delhi, India11,101 contributions
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Oct 2021
We visited this place in the first week of Oct. The place is known for wildflowers of a different variety. Govt has spent a lot of resources in fencing and deployment of security to ensure that the flora is well preserved. This year due to heavy rains there flowers were less but nevertheless, the whole experience of visiting the place and watching whatever was left was still enjoyable.
One has to park the vehicle at designated parking and then take the bus arranged by the authorities to different gates. Once inside the gates, the visitors are left on their own to roam around. If facilities for guides with knowledge about flowers and plant is also arranged then the trip will not only be beautiful to the eyes but to the mind as well.
Written 7 October 2021
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Journey43946686265
Pune, India1 contribution
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Oct 2023 • Friends
A much awaited trip, totally worth it. Had read about the Kaas Pathar some years ago and had even passed by the plateau on a motorbike road trip. In October 2023, I was able to visit this heritage site with my friends from Pune. We could make the trip on a Sunday but would recommend only weekdays to anyone who would like to make the trip (crazy crowd on weekends : ) ). The visiting period closes by 2nd week of October. The site is well managed and you can take your time to visit each zone, and really enjoy this unique place. Wear good walking shoes, a sun hat and carry drinking water. If you are good at mobile photography you can click away and take back wonderful memories.

The local men/women who tend and guard each zone would be happy to give you information (if you ask) about the plants and the flowers and will even point them out to you. This makes the walk more interesting.

If you are in this part of Maharashtra during the flowering season take time out to visit this site ! and yes... I would definitely visit again.
Written 27 October 2023
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Shomasree
Thane District, India14 contributions
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Sept 2021 • Family
I thought to have chosen the best season to visit the flower valley (kaas pather- as the locals call it) unfortunately torrential rainfall spoilt all the charm. Whatever glimpses we got when the clouds cleared was mesmerizing. Wish we could get more clear sky.
Visit to the kaas plateau was well organized, they charge nominally but that ensures security, law and order. We hope to visit next year too and hope the weather is appealing then, but one must keep 'kaas plateau' in their to go list. Plastic money doesn't work, so ensure to carry currency notes with you.
Written 12 September 2021
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macmanjy
Singapore, Singapore73 contributions
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Sept 2022 • Family
Did not find the bloom of flowers as the plateau is known for.
Satara residents don’t seem to understand the importance of the site which is listed in the UNESCO heritage list. We were stopped for an hour at Satara for the marathon run organised from Kas Pathar to Satara. Time slots for the visits are booked online and one cannot miss them because of stops like these. The marathon route should be changed to facilitate uninterrupted flow of traffic.
Written 21 September 2022
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Happiness08111793387
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Sept 2023 • Family
The Kaas Plateau has always fascinated me ever since I heard about it.So I planned and visited this place september 2013 with my family.Over 850 varieties of blooming flowers and being amongst them with my family.This gem is located 20 KM from Satara. Nestled in Sahyadris, Best time to visit Kaas Plateau is after the rains till October end. Many people visit Kaas during the rains; however, the plants bloom only in late August to September.

The plateau is known as Kaas Pathar in Marathi language. The plateau is full of wild flowers during the months of August and September and the blooms last for about two to three weeks.
Written 8 September 2023
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Trek21243539605
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Oct 2023 • Family
We went on 14 Oct but there were NO flowers (might be we delayed for Kaas visit). We walked almost every place around the sites but no flowers. It was just waste of time and money. I booked online tickets, I failed to understand why they accept the online booking if there no sense to visit during this period. Ideally, the booking site should communicate to general public about the flowering condition.
Written 15 October 2023
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thomaszO
Kolkata (Calcutta), India16 contributions
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Sept 2021 • Couples
Kaas plataue is full of flowers now. 29.09.2021.
Best time to vist.
Try to reach there early morning at 730 am.
For that prefer to stay in a hotel in Kaas or at best satara city.
Written 29 September 2021
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c_saumya
Mumbai, India63 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Family
A lot has been said about the beauty of this place. Now Things to keep in mind: You can take your car right upto the entrance area however u cannot park there. So you will have to park the car in the designated parking space and can take the bus from there to the main area. the bus services are charged at Rs. 10 per person. You can also walk from there. Do keep water bottle handy and some snacks as you do not get anything there especially for kids and elderly. Also, my advice will be to take along hat and sun glasses keeping in mind the time of your visit. Try to wear closed shoes and do not step on to the flowers. Also, you are allowed to explore only till a certain limit beyond which access is restricted.
From Kas Pathar you can go further down to Kaas lake which is also a nice place for enjoying picnic with friends and family. Although some eating joints are available nearby, I would not recommend eating from there mainly becausew of hygiene issues. Its recommended to bring your own food and drinks.
Written 11 September 2018
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wayfarer23
Pune, India70 contributions
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Oct 2018 • Friends
Visited on 11th Oct today. The season has ended. Due to rains on 8th Oct all the flowers are gone. You have to walk a lot to see Kumudini lake where some different species of lotus is there. They too close petals after 1p.m. Season for 2018 is over. So do not keep going till 15th just to see. You will be highly disappointed.
Written 12 October 2018
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