Kas plateau is closed for visitors from 16th October 2017 as flowering is reduced.

Kas photographs taken on 29th September 2017

वनविभागातर्फे सूचना: 
 कास पठारावरील फुलांचा बहर ओसरला असल्यामुळे   16 ऑक्टोंबर पासून पर्यटकांसाठी बंद ठेवण्यात येत आहे याची पर्यटकांनी नोंद घ्यावी.  
The entry Fee charge is Rs. 100/-  No entry fees below age 12yr
No entry fees for Senior citizen ( age above 65 yrs ) please carry your age proof ID
Note:Only 3000 visitors per day will be allowed to visit. Parking Free.

 ST Bus Service available  from Parking place to Kas plateau and from plateau to Parking place @ Rs.10/- per person from parking & Rs.10/- per person from plateau.

25 Km away from Satara District H.Q. & 20 Km away from Northern part of Koyana Sanctuary. Locally called as 'Kas Pathar' or 'Plateau of Flowers'.The major portion of the plateau is Reserve Forest. Kas plateau is listed under the Protection Working Circle. Kas lake (built 100 years ago) is a perennial source of Water supply for western part of Satara city by gravity.It is a glory of satara forest division.

Elements of outstanding Universal Value Plateau is rich in its Bio-diversity. Very IMP for botanical studies and research work. Many species which are still new to the Botanical Science are observed on plateau. Many of the endemic, endangered plants are found on Plateau. Plateau will provide a potential site for future research in botanical studies. More than 850 species of flowering plants are reported. 624 species have entered in the Red Data Book. Out of these 624 sp., 39 sp. are found in Kas Region only.

It Approximates 6% of the Red data species It has become very urgent to take effective measures to protect this whole area in order to conserve the diverse, rare and endangered flora of Kas plateau. Plateau seems to change the colours after every 15- 20 days as the cycle of flowering plants progresses with the monsoon progress since June to October.

Flower Gallery

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