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Hi Friends,

Happy Hikers invites you for a Nature Trail to Kaas Plateau, Maharashtra Valley of Flowers on September 22nd 2013 Sunday.

About:
Kaas Plateau is known as Maharashtra's Valley of Flowers. Kaas Plateau is situated on the high hills of Sahyadri in Western Ghats. It is the best place to visit in monsoon, from the mid of August to October. The whole plateau looks like a carpet in various colors. It's a unique place for flora researchers, nature lovers & photographers. Near about 175 various flower species found at Kaas Plateau and one of the few found on earth only at Kaas Plateau. In June 2012 UNESCO has announced this location as a Biodiversity World Heritage Site.

The plateau is home to 850 species of flowering plants, of which 624 have entered the Red Data Book, a state document that lists species whose existence is threatened. As many as 39 species are found only in Kaas region. Some of the rare species found here include Dipcadi montanum, Ceropegia vincaefolia, Pleocaulus ritchiei and Drosera burmanii. This is also the reason why the place is popular with nature lovers, flora researchers and also photographers.

Details:

1. September 21st 2013 10.00 pm: Meeting point at Swaminarayan temple Dadar one day prior to the event date.

2. September 22nd 2013 4.00 am: Reach Satara – Tea and Breakfast – Rest

3. 7.00 am: Reach Kaas Plateau.

4. 7.00 am - 12.00 am: Sight Seeing – Photography – Valley exploration.

5. 1.00 pm: Lunch near Kaas Lake

6. 3.30 pm: Leave for Mumbai

7. 9.30 pm: Reach Mumbai approx.

The charges for this trail is Rs 1300.00 per head

Which includes travel by a Non-ac bus 40 Seater 2 X 2 from Dadar to Kaas Plateau Satara and back till Dadar, Veg Breakfast, Veg Lunch, evening Tea, Entry fee for Kaas Plateau & Happy Hikers charges. Seats will be reserved on first come 1st basis.

Please note: Entry Fee for Photography to be paid by participants.

Deposit full amount on following A/c.Before 17th Sept 2013

State Bank of India
Account No: 32248535175
In the Name of Mr. Rajesh Mhaddalkar
IFSC Code: SBIN0014771

For Confirmation Contact:
Rajesh Mhaddalkar: 09869629288 / 9768341848
Prashant Vanahalli: 9870969694 / 9833072241
Siddhesh M: 9969495771 / 9768341848

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