The Kaas Plateau
The Kaas Plateau, also known as the Kaas Pathar, is an amazing plateau of wild flowers. One of the UNESCO World Heritage sites of India, it is a plateau situated 25 kilometres west from Satara city in Maharashtra, known for its natural beauty and flora.
“Kaas Plateau is a magical place, as the monsoon sets in every year, Maharashtra’s Kaas Plateau comes alive with millions of wild flowers blooming. With waterfalls everywhere and the hillsides bursting with green, this is one of Maharashtra’s most scenic monsoon getaways.”
There are over 1,500 types of plants in Kaas – 156 botanical families, 680 genera, 1452 species, 400 medicinal plants, and about 33 endangered varieties in Kaas and the neighbouring Koyna area. Many of these are endemic ie found nowhere else. It thus imperative to protect this sensitive biodiversity hotspot.