Nature trip Kass, Satara (The Plateau of Flowers) 3rd to 5th Oct, 2008

Click here to view some images from this amazing place…….

Kass plateau and the surrounding area has a very good birdlife with good sightings of Crested Buntings, Malabar Crested Larks, Oriental White-eyes, Bonelli’s Eagle. It is a heaven for Macro photography too.

Trip Details

Though the trip will be focused on watching the flora and to learn more about them with a distinguished expert, we would also not miss the other fauna such as birds, butterflies and amphibians that are found in plenty there….

Date: 3rd Oct, 2008 morning 6.30 am to 5th Oct, 2008 eve 8.00 pm

Resource person: Dr. Rajendra Shinde (Botany Dept, St.Xaviers College, Mumbai) & Mr.Adesh Shivkar

Mode of Travel : By Minibus (considering the extensive travel to cover the area and also the to and fro travel from Hotel to the Plateau everyday)

Rough Iterinary:

1) Friday 3rd Oct, 2008 : Depart to Kass (20 kms from Satara) from Bandra (E) at 6.30 am…..reach by around 1.00 pm- Check in Hotel – Lunch – proceed to the Plateau and the Ghat to watch the species that grow on the slopes – return back at 7 pm

2) Saturday 4th Oct, 2008: Start early morning to the plateau to experience the grandeur of floral carpets on the plateau– return for lunch and proceed to Sajjangad to enjoy the beauty of monsoon.

3) Sunday 5th Oct, 2008: Start early for a birding session near Bamnoli (part of Koyna forest)….Flora watch at Kass Plateau.....Return to Hotel at 12 pm – Lunch – Checkout and depart for Mumbai – reach Bandra(E) by 8.00 pm.

Trip charges & Mode of Payment : 

Trip Charges : Rs.3550/-

Includes Stay at Hotel Cinderella Inn in Satara on twin sharing basis, Travel by 27 seater minibus , Park entry charges if any, veg / Non- veg food, Articles on Kass and Wild flowers & on board snacks and Mineral water…….

This does not include any charges other then the above.

Registration: You can register by giving a confirmation mail to and by paying a non refundable full charge (Rs.3550/-) …...

Payment: You can either
1) Transfer the advance money directly to my HDFC A/c : (Please call me to know my A/c no.) .... please mention your name, date and other details….
2) Courier a cheque of Rs.3550/- to the following address

Name: Mr.Adesh Shivkar
Address: D/8, The Adi Janata Society, Behind HP Petrolpump, Opp. Hotel Shangrila, Sion(East), Mumbai-400022

Please reply to me, in case you need any clarifications …..

For any other queries I am available on 9321463362 or 9820455713 or

Hope to see you for this wonderful trip

Thanks for your patience.

Warm Regards,

Adesh Shivkar
Nature India
Appreciate, Respect & Care for Nature