Despite staying in Mumbai I'd never really thought about visiting Kaas Pathar until this year. And I'm really glad I did.Visiting Kaas plateau was pending in my travel to do list from last few years. Due to some reasons and priority, it was postponed and finally, I was able to visit this majestic beautiful place. It is a heaven for flora/nature lovers and a great place to click amazing photos with the huge variety of flowers.
About Kaas Plateau:
Located in the Satara district of Maharashtra, Kaas Plateau (or Kaas Patthar, as it's locally known) is a hotspot for biodiversity in India's Western Ghats. Also known as at the Valley of Flowers of Maharashtra, the small plateau is so rich and unique in it's flora that almost 70% of the flowers of Maharashtra are found only here. Not just this, Kaas has one of the largest concentration of endemic flowering plants and that has also given it the status of UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site. As much as it is famed, the biodiversity of the region is also extremely fragile and conversation is often a race against time.