Upcoming Event: Kaas Plateau of Flowers Tour – 20 October, 2018

Kaas Plateau of Flowers Tour on Saturday, 20th October, 2018…

Itinerary includes visit to Kaas Plateau, Thoseghar Waterfalls, Sajjangad and Baramotichi Vihir

Tour Details and Itinerary…

Location: Satara
Event Fee: Rs. 2,399 per person (pay 50% advance to confirm your seat)
Height: Kaas Plateau – about 4,000 feet above mean sea level (MSL)
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Google Maps Location:
Kaas Plateau (Pathaar) – click here
Thoseghar Waterfalls – click here
Sajjangad – click here
Baramotichi Vihir (Stepwell) – click here

Tour Highlights:
– The Kaas Plateau is situated 25 kms west from Satara city in a 10 square kms area. It became a part of the UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site in 2012.
– It boasts of more than 850 different species of flowering plants (39 of these are found on Kaas alone) and numerous species of endemic butterflies annually in the months of August, September and October.
– Thoseghar Waterfalls is a scenic spot located near the village of Thoseghar, 20 kms from Satara city. There are a series of waterfalls, some of them 15 to 20 metres and one about 200 metres in height.
– Sajjangad is located near the city of Satara. It is the final resting place of Sant Ramdas (born 1608). His teachings and works written in books such as Dasbodh are read and followed by many people even today.
– Baramotichi Vihir is a stepwell in Limb village, Satara. The construction of this well started in 1641 and was completed in 1946 by Mrs. Virubai Bhosale. It is octogonal in shape and was built to look like a dug-out Shivling. It is 110 ft deep and 50 ft in diameter. This historical monument has become the fascinating subject for the archaeologists, students of history and historical architecture including tourists from all over world.

Tour Rules:
1. Do Not Litter: Carry a disposable bag in which you can put your trash and dispose the bag off in a dustbin after the tour
2. No Smoking and Alcohol: Smoking cigarettes, chewing tobacco or related products and consuming alcohol is strictly prohibited on the tour
3. Stay in a Group: Don’t stray, stick together
4. No Plastic: Avoid buying plastic water bottles; get water bottles filled from home instead
5. No scribbling on monuments
6. No risky poses
7. No harm to or teasing of animals/plants
8. No swimming in drinking water
9. Do not wear perfumes or make loud noise, else you will attract bees
10. Always wear full safety gear – ankle high shoes, full sleeve tshirt, full track pant, shades, cap, towel, torch, whistle

Tour Itinerary:
11:00 PM on Friday, 19th October, 2018 – Bus starts from Magathane Depot on the Western Express Highway, Borivali
11:15 PM – Bus reaches Oberoi Mall on the Western Express Highway, Goregaon
11:25 PM – Bus reaches Bisleri Bus Stop on the Western Express Highway, Andheri
11:35 PM – Bus reaches Vakola Police Station Bus Stop on the Western Express Highway, Vakola
11:55 PM – Bus reaches Sion (below the Sion Flyover)
12:05 AM – Bus reaches Jijamata Bhosle Marg Junction on the Eastern Express Highway
12:30 AM – Bus reaches Vashi Junction on the Sion-Panvel Expressway
5:00 AM – Reach Satara, have breakfast
6:00 AM – Proceed towards Kaas Plateau
6:45 AM – Reach Kaas Plateau, explore Plateau with a naturalist and visit Lake
10:00 AM – Proceed towards Thoseghar Waterfalls
11:15 AM – Reach Thoseghar Waterfalls, explore
12:15 PM – Proceed towards Sajjangad
12:45 PM – Reach Sajjangad, explore and have lunch
2:30 PM – Proceed towards Baramotichi Vihir at Limb
3:30 PM – Reach Baramotichi Vihir, explore
4:15 PM – Leave for Mumbai
8:45 PM – Bus reaches Vashi
9:20 PM – Bus reaches Jijamata Bhosle Marg Junction
9:40 PM – Bus reaches Sion
10:05 PM – Bus reaches Vakola
10:20 PM – Bus reaches Andheri
10:35 PM – Bus reaches Goregaon
10:55 PM – Bus reaches Borivali

Google Maps Route:
Borivali to Kaas Plateau (306 kms – 6:12 hours) – click for route
Kaas Plateau to Thoseghar Waterfalls to Sajjangad to Baramotichi Vihir (88.5 kms – 2:32 hours) – click for route

Important things to carry:
– Copy of Identity Card
– Peanuts/Chana/Chikki for more stamina
– First Aid Kit (basic – dettol, nebasulf, cotton swabs, bandaids, small scissors, crocin, antibiotic for stomach ache, personal medications if any) – Note: the tour lead does carry a medical kit along
– 3 Bottles of water – this is a must, the more the better
– Electral (in a rare case of dehydration)
– Backpacks, preferably with rain cover (no sling bags or jholas)
– Ankle length Shoes (you can keep spare floaters to wear after the Tour)
– T-shirt (preferably having full sleeves to protect against insect bites, sun burns, etc.)
– Track pants (preferably – again to protect against insect bites, sun burns, AVOID shorts, 3/4ths and denim pants)
– Cap or a bandana for covering your head
– Extra pair of clothes, socks & towel (packed in plastic bags for changing at the end of the tour)
– Plastic pouch to cover your mobile phone
– Torch (to explore any dark areas like caves, etc.)
– Swiss Knife (optional – may come handy)
– Paper tissues
– Avoid carrying gold or other valuable items (even expensive cameras)

Disclaimer:
Despite choosing safe tour destinations and taking all the necessary safety precautions, God forbid, if anything untoward happens (injury, loss or damage to person or property), Outdoors Redefined or its individual members will assume no responsibility for the same whatsoever.

Last Date to Register: 1 day prior to the Event i.e. till Friday, 19th October, 2018 or till the batch is full

Advance Payment: 50% i.e. Rs. 1,199/- per head (Non- Refundable) to register for this Event

Please deposit Advance Payment in the following bank account:
Account Name: Sagar Mahadeshwar
Bank Name: Saraswat Cooperative Bank
Bank Account No.: 055203100000679
Account Type: Savings
Bank Branch: Vikhroli West
IFSC Code: SRCB0000055
Transfer Description: Your Name – Kaas Tour Advance – 20 Oct

Confirmation:
A confirmation phone call to the following contact person is necessary after you transfer the advance payment:
Sagar Mahadeshwar: 9892503550 / 8779885567 / 9892505557
In case, you can’t get through these numbers, please send SMS or Whatsapp message.
Email: outdoorsredefined[at]gmail[dot]com

Event Fee Inclusions:
1. Transportation (Non-AC Bus) from Mumbai to the Tour Destination/s
2. Breakfast (Veg), Lunch (Veg) and Evening Tea
3. Facilitation and Guide Charges

Event Fee Exclusions:
1. Transportation from your home to the bus pick-up/drop point
2. Any other thing not mentioned in Inclusions

Cancellations:
1. The Event will be cancelled if it doesn’t get at least 6 participants
2. If an Event is cancelled due to inadequate participation or unavoidable circumstances (like transport failure, riots, etc.) or acts of God (like Natural calamities, etc.), the registrants can opt to either (i) transfer the refund amount to any other future Event of ours or (ii) get us to transfer it to their Bank accounts

We will follow the tour itinerary as best as possible, however, if there are delays in the form of traffic on road or other unavoidable circumstances, we might skip a destination or two in order to arrive back in Mumbai on time.
Other Terms & Conditions apply.

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