Run to the hills

Sep 13, 2015, 03:00 IST | sunday mid day team

While the rains may have been a tad disappointing this year, the outskirts still beckon us with their beauty. We list three reasons to step outdoors this weekend

Play with your kid
This one-day activity, organised by Heart and Soil, is for parents and kids, where they can spend a day moving across water (kayaking), climb down walls (rappelling) and foster bonds through games at Neral.
When: Sept 19, 7 AM – 8 PM
Entry: Rs 4,950 (1 adult plus 1 child)
Call: 9820857710

Valley of Flowers- Kaas Plateau
It’s that time of the year when the 1,000-hectare Kaas Plateau in Satara, Maharashtra, will see an exotic variety of wild flowers in full bloom. More than 850 species of flowering plants are found here. This one-day trip, organised by Bluebulb, will comprise a walk around the plateau with a botanist, a scenic drive through the forest and an exploration of the valley.
When: 18th to 19th Sept, 10.30 PM (multiple pick up points from the city)
Cost: Rs 2,499 per person
Call: 32270033

Trek to Ratangad
Mumbai Travellers has organised a trek to Ratangad, a hill fort near Ratan Wadi, overlooking one of the oldest artificial catchment areas. The fort is about 2,000 years old. Ratangad has a natural rock peak with a cavity in it at the top, which is called Nedhe or Eye of the Needle. The journey will start from CST towards Kasara by last local train by 00:10 am.
When: Sept 15, 12 AM
Entry: Rs 900 per person
Call: 8692022777

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