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  • Trip introduction

    The Kaas Plateau trip is an enriching journey that takes you to Maharashtra’s ‘Valley of Flowers’ as you visit several beautiful destinations such as the Kaas Lake, Koyana backwaters and the beautiful Vajrai Waterfall.

    Conducted over a single day – you’ll begin by stopping by the Kaas Plateau which is known to harbour over 175 species of gorgeous flowers. From there, you’ll then travel to the peaceful Kaas Lake. Towards the end of your journey, you’ll then stop by the Koyana Backwaters to witness its rich vegetation and then move on to the last destination of this sightseeing tour - the Vajrai Waterfall!

    A simple yet spectacular journey – at every stage of this trip you’ll bear witness to some magnificent sights. Moreover, due to its non-strenuous nature – it is also ideal for all kinds of adventure seekers, be it nature lovers, amateur trekkers or just anyone looking for a quick escape.

    Destination

    Situated within the Sahyadris, the Kaas Plateau lies just 25 km from the Satara District of Maharashtra. In 2012, this destination has been declared as part of the UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site, this region is known to house a wide variety of rare and native flowering species.

    For this trip, you’ll first travel to the Kaas Plateau from Pune in a non-ac bus. From the Kaas Plateau, you’ll then make your way down first to the Kaas Lake and then to the Koyana Backwaters. The last stop of your journey will be at the Vajrai Waterfall before finally making your way back to Pune.

    Destination highlights

    Witness the hidden gems of Maharashtra's mountains through the Kaas Plateau trip. | Explore the natural habitat at the Koyana Backwaters. | Spend a whole day in nature exploring around.

    Trip details
  • Sightseeing Around the Kaas Plateau

    Arrive at the pick-up point in Shivajinagar by 06:00 hrs today from where you'll travel towards the Kaas Plateau by a non-ac bus. En route your journey you'll have a pick-up at Swargate at 06:30 hrs. Along your journey you'll also stop for breakfast. By 09:00 hrs you'll reach the Kaas Plateau where you'll spend some time exploring its beautiful flowers and then move onto the Kaas Lake. By 11:00 hrs you'll leave for the Koyana Backwaters and by noon you'll stop at a hotel within Koyana Backwaters for a hot lunch. By 14:00 hrs you'll then leave for the Vajrai Waterfall and reach by 15:00 hrs. After exploring around this magnificent waterfall for an hour or so you'll finally make your way back to Pune. En route the return journey you'll enjoy some high tea. By 20:00 hrs you'll be dropped back to Shivajinagar in Pune. Your trip ends here.

    Your trip ends before nightfall.

    Your Kaas Plateau trip begins with a pick-up from Shivajinagar at 06:00 hrs with a pick-up at Swargate at 06:30 hrs along the way. Today's package includes a veg breakfast en route your journey towards the Kaas Plateau followed by a veg and non veg lunch at a hotel in the Koyana Backwaters and concluding with some hot high tea en route your bus journey back to Pune. After spending the day exploring many beautiful sights around the Kaas Plateau you'll return back to Shivajinagar in Pune by 20:00

    Day 1 Milestone

    Pune

    Pune

    06:00 AM

    Food

    Breakfast | Lunch | Snacks

    Veg | Non veg
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    Reviews

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      'Booked the Kedarkantha Trek with The Great Next and had an absolutely great experience. Everything from the booking process to the actual trek went extremely smoothly. The guides were extremely supportive and motivating. They made sure that we made it to the summit even though the weather was bad. The food too was great for mountain standards- how they managed to serve deserts like Gulab Jamun at the altitude of 10,000 feet will always be a mystery to me. Looking forward to my next adventure with the TGN Team!'

  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made between 1 week and 48 hrs before the departure of the Kaas Plateau Trip : 50% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 48 hrs before the departure of the Kaas Plateau Trip : No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    All cancellations/refunds on this trip will be processed after a deduction of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next and is applicable for all cancellations.

    Rules on trip

    Smoking cigarettes, chewing tobacco or consuming alcohol is strictly prohibited during the Kaas Plateau trip .

    You must stick with your group at all times during the Kaas Plateau trip .

    No damage should be inflicted on monuments or natural environments during the Kaas Plateau trip .

    You must adhere to the instructions of the leader at all times during the Kaas Plateau trip .

    Taking photos or selfies near the edges of cliffs is not allowed during the Kaas Plateau Trip .

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    For the Kaas Plateau trek the pick-up points consist of Shivaji Nagar at 06:00 hrs and Swargate at 06:30 hrs. The drop-off point for this trip is at Shivaji Nagar at 20:00 hrs.

    Any additional expenses that occur due to unforseen circumstances during this Kaas Plateau Trip have to be borne by the participant.

    In case of any loss, damage, accident or death that occurs during the Kaas Plateau Trip , the operator cannot be held responsible.

    The operator reserves the right to change/deviate/cancel the itinerary of the Kaas Plateau trip without any prior notice incase of accidents or natural calamities.

    During the Kaas Plateau trip all members are responsible for their own belongings.
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    • Kaas Plateau Trip Pune Maharashtra Satara Sahyadris Mountains Destinations Sightseeing
    • Kaas Plateau Trip Pune Maharashtra Satara Sahyadris Mountains Destinations Sightseeing
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Transport from Pune to Pune via non ac bus

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Evening tea
    • Entry fee for Kaas Plateau
    • Guide/leader
    • Any tolls or parking charges
    • First aid kit
    • All applicable charges

    Excludes

    • Any extra meals

    • Any additional expenses caused due to unforseen circumstances
    • Personal expenses
    • Any kind of insurance
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Full length pants
    • Full sleeved-t shirts
    • Sweater
    • Jacket
    • Windcheater
    • Socks
    • Good gripped trekking shoes
    • Gloves
    • Ear muffs
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewelry or watches
    • Hard luggage
    • Slippers or sandals

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Non ac bus
    • First aid kit

    You need to get

    • Govt-issued ID card
    • Backpack
    • Dry snacks
    • Waterbottle
    • Camera
    • Cap
    • Sunglasses
    • Tissues
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Mosquito reppellent
    • ID proof
    • Extra money
    • Personal medications

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry all specific and prescribed medications.