Monday, June 1, 2015

Kas Pathar - Valley of Flowers

"Kaas Pathar" is a platue situated in the Western Ghat Sahyadri range, 22 kilometers from Satara city in Maharashtra. It is known for various types of wild flowers which bloom during August-September every year. The area of plateau is located at a height of 1200 mt and is approximately 1,000 hectare. The name Kaas originates from Kaasa tree (Elaeocarpus glandulosus). It has been declared as Biodiversity World Heritage Site by The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco). The place has more than 850 different species of flowers and other plants including OrchidsKarvy and carnivorous plants such as Drosera Indica. This falls under the Sahyadri Sub Cluster of Western Ghats which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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