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Kaas Lake, Satara

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The Kaas Plateau, also known as the Kaas Pathar or Kas Sadas, is a plateau situated 25 kilometres west from Satara city in Maharashtra, India. It falls under the Sahyadri Sub Cluster of the Western Ghats, and it became a part of a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site in 2012.It is a biodiversity hotspot known for various types of seasonal wild flowers bloom and numerous species of endemic butterflies annually in the months of August and September. The plateau is situated at an altitude of 1200 metres and is approximately 10 square kilometers in area. Kaas has more than 850 different species of flowering plants.These include orchids, shrubs such as the Karvy, and carnivorous plants such as Drosera Indica.AboutKaas plateau is a plateau located near Satara. It is situated high hill plateaus and grasslands turns into a 'valley of flowers' during monsoon season, particularly from August to early October. Kaas Plateau has more than 150 or more types of flowers, shrubs and grasses. The orchids bloom here for a period of 3–4 weeks during this season. Kaas plateau is a World Natural Heritage site, part of the Sahyadri Sub-cluster. To control possible damage by tourists, the number of visitors to the plateau has been restricted to 3,000 per day. In September, some of the most common flowering plants are Eriocaulon spp., Utricularia spp., Pogostemon deccanensis, Senecio grahamii, Impatiens lawii and Dipcadi montanum.
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  • After having done with all the circus at kaas plateau that you witness these days, this is the place to go fr some peace of mind and also to grab some snacks. You will find the regular snack items, do...  more »
  • After visiting Kaas plateau we came here at Kaas lake . Really it was also good experience for me. Evening time is the best to see the sunset. Also a good place for Photographers and models.  more »
  • This lake is very big. it is near Satara pune. You can reach there by car very easily. Also parking is enough. You can spend weekend one day family trip.  more »
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  • Amazingly beautiful. The lake, jungle, biodiversity of reptiles and mammals found here is just out of the world. Various medicinal plants can be seen. Berries according the season and the environment is always happening. If you are visiting please mind not to disturb the habitat.cheers...
  • During monsoon people should take proper information and than only book online as 2017 no one was able to see Kaas flowers in the valley.
  • Been there during the monsoons seeing the flowers everywhere and recently during winter dry season. The drive there is amazing nonetheless
  • Great place.. but have to conserve it properly
  • awesome place... place of peace and nature love✌️

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