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29
Nov

Kaas Plateau (Kaas Pathar) of flowers, Satara (2013) [Part 2 of 2]

:: Destinations – India: Kaas Plateau of Flowers (2013) [Part 2 of 2]

Situated in the Western Ghats, the Kaas Plateau and a UNESCO Biodiversity World Heritage site, is a popular place with amazing natural beauty. Every monsoon, between August and September/October, the plateau comes alive with more than 800 species of wild flowers!

We visited in 2011 (see the album here) but unfortunately, the rains weren’t adequate in the monsoon of 2012; so we passed on a trip that year. But 2013 saw a good monsoon, and so, it was time to make a visit to this Plateau of Flowers again. However, sadly, there were a few heavy spells of rain in late Sep, and the delicate flowers were apparently affected. Even though the overall blossoms were far fewer, the scenery was fantastic.

Please note: This album is in two parts. Don’t forget to check out the other part too. (Coming soon). [I've got to update this yet...i'll get to it soon!]

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See Part 2 (coming soon) and more pictures of another visit to Kaas here

27
Oct

Kaas Plateau (Kaas Pathar) of flowers, Satara (2013) [Part 1 of 2]

:: Destinations – India: Kaas Plateau of Flowers (2013) [Part 1 of 2]

Situated in the Western Ghats, the Kaas Plateau and a UNESCO Biodiversity World Heritage site, is a popular place with amazing natural beauty. Every monsoon, between August and September/October, the plateau comes alive with more than 800 species of wild flowers!

We visited in 2011 (see the album here) but unfortunately, the rains weren’t adequate in the monsoon of 2012; so we passed on a trip that year. But 2013 saw a good monsoon, and so, it was time to make a visit to this Plateau of Flowers again. However, sadly, there were a few heavy spells of rain in late Sep, and the delicate flowers were apparently affected. Even though the overall blossoms were far fewer, the scenery was fantastic.

Please note: This album is in two parts. Don’t forget to check out the other part too. (Coming soon)

Click any picture below to view this album

See Part 2 (coming soon) and more pictures of another visit to Kaas here

27
Oct

Kaas Plateau (Kaas Pathar) of flowers, Satara (2011)

:: Destinations – India: Kaas Plateau of Flowers (2011)

Situated in the Western Ghats, 22 kms from Satara City (approx. 110 kms from Pune), the Kaas Plateau is a UNESCO Biodiversity World Heritage site. Every monsoon, between August and September/October, the plateau comes alive with more than 800 species of wild flowers!

This was our first visit to the plateau – and while we weren’t lucky enough to get a carpetted view of the plateau (as seen in various pictures on the net), the drive, the weather, the vistas and the mood was enough to make it worth a visit – now, and again!

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See pictures of the 2013 visit to Kaas here…