Photography and Study tour at Kaas Plateau and surroundings.
Kaas is also known as KaasPathar, which is situated in the Western Ghats of the Sahayadri Range. The name ‘Kaas’ originates from the Kaasa tree (Elaeocarpusglandulosus). Leaves of this tree turn green to red as they mature. The plateau is in full bloom of wild flowers during the months of August and September. These flowers bloom on their own and stay for about 2–3 weeks (depending on the monsoon and other weather factors).
Recently it has been declared as Biodiversity World Heritage Site by The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). It has a small lake nearby, as you are driving down the curves climbing down from Kaas Plateau you see a sign on left saying – KaasTalav. It is a natural tranquil Kaas lake surrounded by dense forests. To the left of the lake lies Sajjangad Fort and Kanher Dam is to the right. It is a famous picnic spot with the locals.
The place has more than 850 different species of flowers;it’s a real delight for eyes and Heaven for photographers.
Paryavaran Dakshata Mandal has arranged a botanical study tour for this famous biodiversity hotspot of Western Ghats.
Spots That Will Be Covered In the Trail:
- Kaas Plateau
- 2. Rahimatpur
- 3. Patan
1 – 16th-17th September 2017
2 – 30th Sept -1st Oct 2017
Schedule for the Event: –
Day 1 – Friday (Overnight Journey)
Meeting Point– B.N.Bandodkar College, Gate No. 2, Chendani Naka, Thane West.
Timing :At 11.00PM.
Day 2 – Saturday
6.00AM- 7.00AM- Fresh up and breakfast at hotel.
7.30AM-11.00AM –Sada-Waghapur Plateau and move towards Rahimatpur
1.30PM- 2.30PM- Lunch (Veg)
2.00PM- 6.00PM- Rahimatpur for diffrent flora
8.30 PM – Dinner (Veg)
Day 3 – Sunday
5.00AM – Wakeup call
6.00AM – Checkout and Departure for Kaas Plateau (On the way breakfast)
7.30AM -11.30AM – Explore Kaas and nearby places(be prepared for long walk)
1.00PM – Lunch (Veg, Non-veg)
2.00PM – Departure for Thane
8.00PM – Reach Thane (tentatively)
The cost for the trip is Rs. 4200/- per head. (For Batch 1 – Non-AC vehicle, regular seats)
The cost for the trip is 5500/- per head. (For Batch 2 – AC vehicle with Push-back seats)
Confirm your seat on phone call only.
Book your seat only if you will be able to walk 3-4Kms during the trip.
Limited Seats only (Minimum 10, Maximum 14 per batch). So book your seat soon.
Thane to Kaas and return transport by Tempo Traveller
Food during the trip(3 Meals, 2 breakfasts and tea-coffee)
Entry fees at Kaas Plateau
Stay (Multiple sharing)
Mineral water, Cold drinks.
Camera charges at Kaas Plateau if any
Things To Be carried:
1. Rain is possible so be prepared for that.
2. A bottle of water.
3. Extra Plastic bags, Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes, Cap.
- Camera, Binoculars,Magnifying glass.
5. Personal Medicines(Optional),
6. Lemons/GluconD/chocolates/Chikkis and ready to eat snacks
7. A haversack/backpack to put all these things.For confirmation Please book in advance payment of Rs.2500 (Non-refundable)
Name – Paryavaran Dakshata Mandal
TJSB Sahakari Bank LTD,
Main Branch, Madhumalti, Veer Savarkar Path, Thane (w)400601
Account Number – 002110100044461
IFSC code – TJSB0000002
Account type – Saving account
(Message your Transaction code after transfer of payment)
For more details and registrations
AvinashBhagat- 9892061899, or 02225411633