Kaas plateau near Satara
Kaas plateau in Maharashtra is one of the finest places to visit during monsoon in India. Known for its colorful bloom, Kaas plateau springs to life for a short period of three weeks. (CHECK OUT Best time to visit Kaas plateau) A stroll through this enchanting meadow is the perfect break from your crazy urban routine and city pollution. Its popularity and scenic beauty have earned it the sobriquet Valley of flowers of Maharashtra. It has also been declared a UNESCO bio-diversity heritage site. Reaching Kaas from Mumbai and Pune is quite easy and makes for one hell of a road trip. Heres how to reach Kaas plateau or Kaas Pathar (in Marathi) near Satara in Maharashtra.
How to reach Kaas plateau by road:
Kaas is located 25 km from Mahabaleshwar and around 30 km from Satara in Maharashtra. The distance between Pune and Kaas Plateau is 136 km and it can be reached in 2.5 to 3.5 hours via NH4. Its distance from Mumbai is 278 km and takes around 5 hours to reach by road via the Mumbai-Pune Expressway and then NH4. From both these cities, you need to drive up to Satara on NH4 and then drive for another 22 km from Satara. The final drive upto the valley is an extremely picturesque road trip. If you wish to take a bus, there are several overnight buses from Mumbai to Satara for all kinds of budgets.
How to reach Kaas plateau by train:
You can take a train up to Satara railway station (Koyna Express from CST in Mumbai) after which you can take a bus from Satara bus stand to Bamnoli.
How to Reach Kaas plateau by air:
Flying to Pune is the fastest way to reach Kaas. You can then follow the road route via NH4 to reach Kaas plateau.
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