Surround yourself with nature by driving down to Kaas, Maharashtra’s very own Valley of Flowers. The gorgeous Kaas plateau is green and lush, and is at a distance of 280 kilometres from Mumbai.
Every year from September to October, the buds in Kaas bloom lead to a beautiful sight of a valley full of flowers of all colours, and that’s when you must plan your trip.
The Kaas Plateau (also known as Kaas Pathar) is a UNESCO World Heritage site, that goes into full bloom every September, and it’s a gorgeous, gorgeous sight. You'll get to see hundreds of varieties of wildflowers in full bloom and every colour you can imagine. More than 300 varieties of wildflowers, herbs, orchids, shrubs and insectivorous plants can be seen here. It's truly a sight for sore eyes! What's truly incredible about the plateau is that no two days are alike - the carpet of flowers is constantly changing every day. There are also certain plants and flowers that are so unique to this micro-environment that they cannot grow anywhere else - now isn't that fascinating.
For outdoor lovers, there's plenty of other fun and adventurous treks around the city too. You can team up with one of these groups and check those out too.
When To Visit:
Best time to visit is from September to October
Find Travel Buddies:
In case you aren’t confident about making the journey by yourself, a lot of travel groups organise tours. Trek Mates India is one such tour that has three batches, all in September (overnight stay) that will cost you INR 2,000 per head.
Mumbai Pune Adventures, another trekking group, also plans 1 night 1 day trips to Kaas Valley, with multiple date options in the month of September. You can contact them on 9967564888 / 7039576756.