Colorful Kaas Calling! – An event by Eco Buddies in alliance with Tattva Adventures!

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Colorful Kaas Calling! – An event by Eco Buddies in alliance with Tattva Adventures!

Meadows and meadows of bright and colorful flowers and inviting verdant mountain slopes with rolling mists and fog beckon you this monsoon ! Join us for an enjoyable nature walk at Kaas, the plateau of flowers,marvel at the splendid mass flowering and learn about India’s floral biodiversity…

Colorful Kaas Calling

Colorful Kaas Calling

What is Kaas ?
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The Kaas Plateau also known as the “Kaas Pathar” which is situated in the Western Ghat Sahyadri range, 22 kilometres from Satara city in the state of Maharashtra in India.

The name Kaas originates from Kaasa tree. Leaves of this tree turn green to red as they mature. The area of plateau is approximately 1,000 hectare.

During the flowering season from mid –August to October, almost every inch of the plateau is bedecked with flowers in various colors and sizes. Infact, recently Kaas has been declared as a Biodiversity World Heritage Site by The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) due to the floral biodiversity found here.

Kaas Lake is surrounded by dense forests and lies between Sajjangad fort and the Kanher Dam. The place has more than 850 different species of flowers and other plants including Orchids, Karvy and even carnivorous plants such as Drosera Indica. The falls under the Sahyadri sub-cluster of Western Ghats which is now a UNESCO World heritage

What makes this a Special trip?
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No doubt Kaas is a visual delight but it is also important to understand the Ecology of a place and how we can safeguard it. We will guide you and will share knowledge about the flora and fauna in this region and how it affects the ecology.
You can read more about Kaas at http://indiasendangered.com/kaas-plateau-wild-flower-fantasy/ and view pictures at https://www.facebook.com/viral.patel.9250/media_set?set=a.10201352443828522.1073741839.1096358781&type=3

What will you learn?
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History of KAAS
Carnivorous Plants
Ecology of Kaas and how it is changing.
Flora and fauna around KAAS.
How we can protect it
Photography sessions with Viral Patel and…
Unlimited Fun guaranteed with Tattva Adventures

Schedule
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The itinerary for the trail will be as follows:

Day 1 : 27th Sept , Saturday Night

Meeting Point : Swami Narayan Mandir Dadar East @10:45 pm
Pickup Point : Yogi Hotel , Diamond Garden Chembur @ 11:30 pm
Pickup Point : Below Main Bridge , Vashi @ 12:15 am

Day 2 : 28th Sept, Sunday.
Travel by pvt bus till Satara.
Have Breakfast en route
Reach Kaas Plateau in the morning.
Expert guided tour on KAAS and Photography by Eco Buddies.
Explore Kaas
Start our Return Journey Post lunch
Reach Mumbai by 9 – 10 pm

Payment Details
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The Cost is 1600 if transferred to the bank before 20th Sept
Post which The cost for the event is Rs 1800/- per head ,which includes

Travelling from Mumbai to Mumbai by Pvt Non AC Vehicle
Morning Breakfast ,Veg Lunch and Evening Tea / Coffee,
Entry Fees at Kaas

Exclusion – Camera entry charges to be borne by participants.
Any other expense not mentioned above.

Cancellations
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50% would be refunded on cancellation before 20th Sept. Post which no refund.

Bank Details
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ICICI BANK
Account number- 1879 055 000 55
Current account
Name – HUNNR
Branch – KALYAN SHIVAJI CHOWK BRANCH
IFSC code – ICIC0001879

Contact
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Shilpi – 9820849684
Viral – 9892214911
Jaal – 7666 611 666
Sai – 8082 399 595

Things to carry
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A bottle of water,
Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes
Footwear (preferably floaters)
Camera, Cap, Sunscreen Lotion etc.
Medicines you take regularly.

Rules
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No Smoking, tobacco and alcohol
Be a group – its not a race
NO littering please…we are educated :)

The leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained.

Regards,
Eco Buddies

Say Trees!