The carpet-like expanse of flowers in different sizes and colors makes visitors fall in love with Kaas pathar. As far as the eyes can see, the yellows, pinks, blues, and whites rose up from the bed of green with the backdrop of hills. For visitors who are passionate about wildlife, macro and micro photography, Kaas pathar is like a treasure hunt. 

Kaas plateau is home to about 850 species of wild flowers and plants  and an endemic variety of birds, bees, spiders and snakes. With such varied flora and fauna across the waterfalls, ponds, forest and the plateau, Kaas is a biodiversity hotspot.

The dry thirsty landscape is fed with life elixir all through the monsoons. The environs turn a lush green and soothe our eyes and senses. But with September the rainy season almost ends.  And it is during this lull period when rains have just about ceased and the second wave of heat has not yet hit that the Satara district in Maharashtra experiences a riot of colors. For a short duration of about two weeks (give or take a few days ) the plateau at Kaas in Satara blooms with a wide variety of flowers.

Located in Sahyadri Sub Cluster of Western Ghats, 25 kilometers west of Satara, Kaas Plateau has been accorded the status of UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site.

Easy to Travel

Kaas Pathar is connected by road to Mumbai, Pune, Kolhapur, Satara and Sangli and is easy to travel. There is no hiking or trekking involved in visiting this flat land of flowers.