Kas plateau or commonly known as Kas is a beautiful valley of flora located in Satara district and just 25 km from Satara city. Actually Kas is just a hinterland on way to Topola and Mahabaleshwar in most of the year but with the start of monsoon it turns into the valley of flower, this is the reason that the plateau gets the major attraction of tourist. Also this is the weekend spot for tourist from Pune, Satara, Kolhapur, Ratnagiri and Sangali district.
Uniqueness of Kas is its Biosphere. As the monsoon gets started the plateau gets turn in to the bed of various flowers like Balsam, Smitia, Sonki. There are more than 150 species of flora found on the plateau during late July to earlier November. With flowers this place is also homeland of various species of Birds like Borelli’s Eagle, Oriental white Eyes etc.
Ideal time to visit Kas plateau is during July to October month.
Payment of entry fee to Kas Plateau can be made at entry gate.
Kas Lake: This lake is in south of Kas plateau. This lake looks like a bowl carved out of the green verdant mountain. This is a beautiful location to enjoy your picnic.
Vajrai waterfall: This waterfall is the tallest waterfall in India. The waterfall flows during entire year. You may experience the heavy rain fall during monsoon season at Vajrai waterfall.
Bamnoli & Tapoli: This is the places where we enjoy boating experience.
Mahabaleshwar Hill Station: Mahabaleshwar is the famous hill stations in Maharashtra. This is the famous for holiday resort & honeymoon spot. Also we can see the farm of the strawberries & Mulberries
How to Reach:
By Air: Pune is the nearest Airport from Kas (135 km).
By Train: Nearest railway station is at Satara (25 km).
By Road: There is regular bus service from Satara to Kas & Satara is connected to Mumbai, Pune & Kolhapur by national highway.