In pics: Kaas- The valley of flowers in Maharashtra

Many hues in the Kaas valley
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For a month or so after the monsoons, flowers in the Kaas valley bloom to full, and the place transforms into a carpet of bright yellows and purples. Being a place lesser known to tourists, you can find all the peace and tranquillity here.

The Kaas plateau is close to the town of Satara, around 250 kilometres from Mumbai, in Maharashtra.

It is advised to book day slots online a month in advance in case you have a specific date in mind, especially a weekend.

Mornings are the best time of the day to visit Kaas since the crowds are much less and on certain days, it can feel like the valley is yours alone.

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Here’s a photo tour.

Early morning Sun to greet you at Kaas valley
Early morning Sun to greet you at Kaas valley
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The valley is exclusively yours in the morning
The valley is exclusively yours in the morning
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Yellow flowers blooming with brightness
Yellow flowers blooming with brightness
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A carpet of purple and yellow flowers
A carpet of purple and yellow flowers
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Kaas does not fall on a tourist's itinerary, thus, more reason to visit
Kaas does not fall on a tourist's itinerary, thus, more reason to visit
Image courtesy: ©Nitin Gairola

AUTHOR'S BIO: Nitin Gairola is an adventurer, travel writer & a photographer who loves the educative side of travel relating to earth science, environment, history & world cultures. He has travelled to many parts of the Earth, across 6 continents & over 80 countries in his personal quest to know more about the planet & peoples. Besides Lonely Planet, his works have been released in The Economic Times, BBC Wildlife etc. More on: https://nitingairola.wordpress.com/