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Kaas Plateau – A World Heritage Site at Satara

Created on Wed, 24-02-2016

Kaas Plateau

Kaas Plateau, also known as Kaas Pathar,is a marvel of nature. It has been declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Located at a distance of 22 kms from Satara, it is part of the Sayhadri sub cluster of the Western Ghats, an area known for being a treasure chest of biodiversity.

At 1200 meters above sea level and spread over an area of nearly 1000 hectares, this vast expanse of flowers, shrubs and grass looks like a sea of green and purple.

Nicknamed the Valley of Flowers, Kaas Plateau is home to more than 850 species of flowering plants, 39 out of which are unique to this geological marvel. Many of these species are now on the verge of extinction.

The nearby Kaas Lake, surrounded by dense forests, is an undisturbed preserve of wilderness.

This area also has many picnic spots, temples and forts that attract many tourists.

The cool, crisp air and breath-taking views take you to another world.

Nestled in the mountains, this heavenly bed of flowers stands out as an ocean of serenity and spectacular natural beauty.

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