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Dear Friends we invite you all for Bike ride to Kaas plateau, Kaas lake & Thoseghar Waterfall 12 & 13 Sept, 2015

The Kaas Plateau also known as the “Kaas Pathar” which is situated in the Western Ghat Sahyadri range, 22 kilometers from Satara city in Maharashtra state
of India. The name Kaas originates from Kaasa tree (Elaeocarpus glandulosus). Leaves of this tree turn green to red as they mature.

The plateau is full of wild flowers during the month September. Recently it has been declared as Biodiversity World Heritage Site by The United Nations
Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco).

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 carnivorous plants such as Drosera Indica. This falls under the Sahyadri Sub Cluster of Western Ghats which is
now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The orchids bloom here for a period of 3–4 weeks during this season. Kaas lake is on the south of the Kaas Plateau. It is just like a bowl carved out of
the Sahyadri mountains. Koyna project is around 30 km towards the south of Kaas Lake


Information About the ride:
Its a ride
route Mumbai – Pune- Satara – Kaas & back..
Distance 600 Kms

Detailed plan is below :

Meeting at kalamboli Mc Donald Sharp at 6.00
Introduction round
Ride till Satara
Lunch on the way
Reach Kaas in afternoon
Check in at hotel
later visit Kaas plateau and Kaas lake.
Exploration of surrounding place .
dinner & day off.

Next day:
Breakfast
Ride till Thoseghar waterfall.
explore surrounding areas photography.
Lunch on the way
Ride back to mumbai till 8 or 9 pm.


Total ride is 600 kms.

Mumbai rangers Bike ride is on Actual basis Which means we will pay for the expenses
and the same will be divided among the member later by the end of the ride.

Expertise charges will INR 400 for the Ride.

Total Expected expenses INR 2400 for the event per person.( excluding petrol & maintaince charges).

Petrol and Maintenance cost is settled by the bike owner and the person accompanying him/her.
In case, of a single rider, the petrol and maintenance charges has to be paid by rider alone.

(Mumbai rangers will provide info about a willing participant who can accompany you,
and share the expenses. this depends on availability of such willing participants.

Important things to be carried :
Identity proof.
legal papers of bike.
helmet
clothes
Medicines, camera (optional).

Please pack bags accordingly to protect them from rain.

For Registrations call mumbai rangers:
Amit Bhadouria: 9819299164/7045655654
Registration accepted only through phone call..


Medical Disclaimer: Its Important to be fit before going for Treks or Rides .
It is Important to have a medical fitness check up done.
If suffering from any allergy or ailment,please bring prescribed medicines to prevent serious
health problem including heatstroke, sever headache, cough, dehydration and hypothermia.
Participants suffering from chronic conditions like asthma, bronchitis, blood pressure, migraine,
diabetes etc should Take permission from their physicians before treks or rides .

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