October is the best time to plan a trip to the stunning floral plateau at Kaas, and we show the way
Flower beds of Kaas Plateau. Pic Courtesy/Wikimedia Commons
Picture perfect landscape
This time of the year is ideal to visit this UNESCO World Natural Heritage site. You can also check out the scenic Thoseghar waterfall situated beside the lush rice fields. This day and night trek includes sessions in macro and landscape photography, as well as sightseeing of the Chalkewadi plateau windmills at Thoseghar.
From: September 30 to October 17
Meeting point: Multiple pick-up points
Log on to: treksandtrails.org
Cost: Rs 2,599
Picnic by the lake
This flower heaven is located over a volcanic plateau, and limits visitor numbers to 3,000 per day. It is an eco-sensitive location that is open only from 8 am to 6 pm. The Kaas Talaav or lake located nearby is unpolluted and makes for a great picnic spot after the hike. This one-day trek highlights the most scenic aspects of the beautiful plateau along with butterfly photography and local home-cooked food.
On: October 23
Meeting point: Multiple locations Log on to insider.in
Cost: Rs 950 onwards
Trek to biodiversity
The plateau is home to more than 850 species of flowers. In late September and early October, the entire terrain turns into a canvas splashed with different colours. The flora is unique; hence, it’s important to protect this fragile ecosystem. This trek provides insights into the history of this bio-rich plateau.
From: September 30 onwards
Meeting point: Multiple locations Log on to ttrikon.com
Cost: Rs 1,699 onwards