10 Best places to visit near Kaas

List of 10 Places to Visit Near Kaas Plateau/Pathar

List of 10 Places to Visit Near Kaas Plateau/Pathar

List of 10 Places to Visit Near Kaas Plateau/Pathar

  1. Kaas Lake:

Kaas Plateau - Kaas Pathar which is declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2012 is situated in Satara district of Maharashtra. The Plateau is home to Hundreds of varieties of Flowers and endangered species of Flowers. You'll also see a lot of butterflies at this place. Kaas Lake is situated at a 02 KM distance i.e is 06 mins drive from Kaas Pathar / Kaas Plateau. Kaas Lake which was built 100 years ago is a perennial source of Water Supply for Western part of Satara City. Kaas Lake is also known as Kaas Talav and is a well-known attraction in the Satara district. This lake is situated approximately at 1060 m above sea level.

  1. Thoseghar Waterfall:

Thoseghar Falls is a Scenic Waterfall dropping through a series of cascades with a total height of 500m. Thoseghar Waterfall is located in the Thoseghar Village. It is situated 43 km from Kaas Plateau/ Kaas Pathar, Takes about 1hr to reach Thoseghar Falls from Kaas Plateau. It is one of the top and one of the highest Waterfalls in Maharashtra. There is a Platform constructed to ensure a good view of the Waterfall without risking our lives.

  1. Vajrai Waterfall:

Vajrai Waterfall is situated at a distance of 3.6 km i.e 8 min drive from Kaas Plateau / Kaas Pathar. Vajrai Waterfall is the tallest Waterfall of India. It originates from River Urmodi and is a perennial Waterfall. Vajrai waterfall is the place where you can relax in the lap of nature and take a glance at one of the most beautiful creations of God.

  1. Ekiv Waterfall:

Ekiv Waterfall is situated in Ekiv Village, it is 7.8 km from Kaas Plateau and takes about 20 mins to reach there from Kaas Pathar. Ekiv Waterfall is one of the Non-Crowded Waterfalls and one of the best things is that since it is a small waterfall you can go beneath the Waterfall and enjoy nature in the best way.

  1. Sajjangad Fort:

Sajjangad Fort is Situated in Satara 33 kms from Kaas Pathar/Kaas Plateau, it would take approx. 50 Mins to reach Sajjangad from Kaas. It literally translates to "Fort of Good People". It is also a popular place for Pilgrimage amongst many people as it is the final resting place of Sant Ramdas, his teaching and works have been written in many books. Sajjangad was built by Bahamani rulers and then was in the possession of Adilshahi Dynasty, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj later captured it and it stayed with them till 1700 and went into the possession of Mughals they renamed it to Navrous Tara, Later Marathas recaptured it and the fort stayed with them till the Britishers took the possession of it in 1818. It was earlier named as Parali and then renamed as Sajjangad by Marathas . There is a talav on the fort named as Sonale Talav.

  1. Kanher Dam:

Kanher Dam is situated on Wenna river near Satara, it is 21.4 km from Kaas Pathar/Kaas Plateau and it takes about 48 mins to reach Kanher Dam. Kanher Dam was bulit in 1986 and is a key to source of power generation for the district. The Scenic view keeps attracting tourist and local visitors. You can consider checking out this place while visiting Kaas Plateau.

  1. Kelavali Waterfall:

Kelavali Waterfall is a Non-crowded and mesmerizing Waterfall situated at a distance of 47 km which will take approx. 1hr 30 mins to cover. It is situated away from the local village amidst forest and is one of the must-visit waterfalls near Kaas.

  1. Chalkewadi Windmill Farms:

The Chalkewadi Windmill Farm is 48.8 km from Kaas Plateau and it would take 1hr 19 mins to reach there. The Windmills and view of the farms give you a Breathtaking view. There are serval Windmills here which are on many nearby hills giving you a sound feel. Must visit the location during monsoons.

  1. Vasota Fort:

Vasota Fort is an ancient hill fort situated at an altitude of 1171 mtrs near Bamnoli in Satara district. The fort is situated in the deep forests and valleys of Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary. Situated on the banks of the Shivsagar Lake, Vasota Fort is surrounded by water on three sides. On this mountain, there are two forts, the old fort and the new one. The older one is not accessible anymore. Later this mountain was fortified and converted into a military station. Over time, fort Vasishtha was pronounced as ‘Vasota’. In the 12th century AD, this area was under Boja Raja II. This place was known as the Phanahala Province in those days. Shivaji Maharaj changed the name of the fort to “Vyaghragad” (Vyaghra – means tiger), because of its difficult natural defense.

  1. Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary:

Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary and natural World Heritage Site, which is located in Satara district of the Indian state of Maharashtra. Further, this wildlife sanctuary is designated as an Important Bird area. The sanctuary has dense forests with three major sections, Vasota, Maharkhor, and Indavli Met, and is endowed with natural protective boundaries, with Shivsagar Lake on one side, and the slopes of the Western Ghats on both sides. It is a must-visit place.