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Photography and Study tour at Kaas Plateau and surroundings
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Thursday, August 24, 2017 | 11:47 AM
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Thane : Kaas is also known as Kaas Pathar, which is situated in the Western Ghats of the Sahayadri Range. The name ‘Kaas’ originates from the Kaasa tree (Elaeocarpusglandulosus). Leaves of this tree turn green to red as they mature. The plateau is in full bloom of wild flowers during the months of August and September. These flowers bloom on their own and stay for about 2–3 weeks (depending on the monsoon and other weather factors).

Recently it has been declared as Biodiversity World Heritage Site by The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). It has a small lake nearby, as you are driving down the curves climbing down from Kaas Plateau you see a sign on left saying - KaasTalav. It is a natural tranquil Kaas lake surrounded by dense forests. To the left of the lake lies Sajjangad Fort and Kanher Dam is to the right. It is a famous picnic spot with the locals.

The place has more than 850 different species of flowers; it’s a real delight for eyes and Heaven for photographers.
Paryavaran Dakshata Mandal has arranged a botanical study tour for this famous biodiversity hotspot of Western Ghats.

Spots That Will Be Covered In the Trail :
1. Kaas Plateau
2. Rahimatpur
3. Patan
4. Sada-Waghapur

Batches :
1 – 16th-17th September 2017
2 – 30th Sept -1st Oct 2017

Schedule for the Event :
Day 1 – Friday (Overnight Journey)
Meeting Point– B.N.Bandodkar College, Gate No. 2, Chendani Naka, Thane West.
Timing :At 11.00PM.

Day 2 – Saturday
5.30AM- ReachPatan
6.00AM- 7.00AM- Fresh up and breakfast at hotel.
7.30AM-11.00AM –Sada-Waghapur Plateau and move towards Rahimatpur
1.30PM- 2.30PM- Lunch (Veg)
2.00PM- 6.00PM- Rahimatpur for diffrent flora
8.30 PM - Dinner (Veg)

Day 3 - Sunday
5.00AM – Wakeup call
6.00AM – Checkout and Departure for Kaas Plateau (On the way breakfast)
7.30AM -11.30AM – Explore Kaas and nearby places(be prepared for long walk)
1.00PM – Lunch (Veg, Non-veg)
2.00PM – Departure for Thane
8.00PM – Reach Thane (tentatively)

The cost for the trip For Batch 1  : 4200/- per head. ( Non-AC vehicle, regular seats)
The cost for the trip For Batch 2 :  5500/- per head. (AC vehicle with Push-back seats)
Confirm your seat on phone call only.

Book your seat only if you will be able to walk 3-4Kms during the trip.
Limited Seats only (Minimum 10, Maximum 14 per batch). So book your seat soon.

Things To Be carried:
1. Rain is possible so be prepared for that.
2. A bottle of water.
3. Extra Plastic bags, Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes, Cap.
4. Camera, Binoculars,Magnifying glass.
5. Personal Medicines(Optional),
6. Lemons/GluconD/chocolates/Chikkis and ready to eat snacks
7. A haversack/backpack to put all these things.

For more details and registrations

Avinash Bhagat- 9892061899 / 02225411633
 
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