Kaas Pathar or Kaas Plateau, also known as the ‘Valley of Flowers’ in the state of Maharashtra is now an immensely popular tourist destination. Thanks to social media, and numerous travel blogs, like mine featuring this destination with fascinating photographs attracting people from every corner. These days almost every state has its own Valley of Flowers, in previous days the one that was known to all was that of the Uttrakhand. I stick to my state and share my 2019 experience of visiting Kass Pathar – The Valley of Flowers.
I go back to Thoseghar again and again. There are so many reasons behind it. It is so close to Pune and there are a couple of beautiful waterfalls and the rain has not yet ended and the road to Thoseghar is breathtaking and there are opportunities to watch birds. I close my eyes to see the pictures of vast green valleys echoing with the calls of peafowl which is ingrained deep into my soul. So, again to Thoseghar.
The long stretches of undulating meadows, ablaze and dappled in delicate blooms. A dreamland – colourful and astonishing Kaas Plateau. Spread over an area of around 1000 hectare, this highland provides a breathtaking expanse amidst the sprawling lawn, though not green but, mottled. Kaas Pathar, as know locally is a plateau in the Sahyadri range in Satara district of Maharashtra. It gets draped with a variety of wildflowers every year, resembling a canvas with myriad hues.