The Kas Plateau situated amidst high hill plateaus and grasslands near Tapola turns into a 'valley of flowers' during monsoon season, especially during and after monsoons from the month of June to August.
As per the Forest Department's Board at Kas Pathar, there are more than 150 or more types of flowers, shrubs and grasses that are found in Kas. The orchids bloom here for a period of 3-4 weeks during this season. Many of the flowers and plants that grow here are insectivorousvorous.
There are two routes to reach Kas, one the more direct way from Satara and another from Tapola via the link road connecting the popular hillstations of Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani to Kas Pathar. The link road facilitates tourists in staying in Tapola or Mahabaleshwar after visiting Kas Pathar.
Apart from the vast flower bed the Kas lake located south of the Kas Plateau. Kas lake looks like a bowl carved out of the green verdant mountains. Surrounded by lush greenery Kas Lake is a beautiful location to unpack your picnic basket!
Bamnoli about 15 Kms from Kas is where you can get permits to most exhilarating treks that one can go for in Maharashtra. Vasota fort, located with in the Koyna wild life sanctuary is completely cut off from civilization and can be reached only in a boat. The permit for the trek can be procured from Bamnoli one of the entry points to the Vasota trek. The Nageshwar temple is also worthy of a visit in Vasota!