The pandemic has come as a blessing in disguise at least to the creations of nature. The beaches remain unkempt, the mountains remain free of explorers, and the flowers are blooming. Kaas Plateau Reserve Forest, also known as “Kaas Pathar” or the plateau of flowers have transformed into a sea of blooming vistas in the absence of any human intervention because of the all the Covid lockdown restrictions. According to botanists and environmentalists, the pandemic situation has had a positive impact on the conservation of rarest of rare species in the area. Nature experts are hopeful that it would lead to a revival of nature at the biodiversity hotspot.
Kaas Is A World Heritage Site Declared By Unesco
Kaas, located 140 km from Pune in Satara district in Maharashtra, is home to varieties of flowers. Did you know it is also a world heritage site declared by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)? Tourists, students and nature lovers visit the plateau during the blooming season from August to October. Authorities imposed many measures to preserve the nature spot after it became a part of a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site in 2012. J&K’s Iconic Mughal Garden To Be Included In UNESCO World Heritage List.
350 Varieties Of Flowers Blooming In The Biodiversity Reserve
About 350 varieties of flowers are currently blooming in this biodiversity reserve. The reserve forest remains of bounds for visitors as the forest department and district administration are yet to decide on permitting tourists in the area—the colour of the plateau changes with the season. However, many flowers, including the rare wildflowers, bloom throughout the year. Naturally, the bloom will last for a more extended period this year because of the Covid restrictions, and one can, therefore, look forward to more varieties of flora in the coming season. Kerala’s Pink Vista Covering The Backwaters Every Monsoon Goes Online.
Flowers To Bloom For A Longer Time This Year
It is no secret that nature comes to its original state without disturbance. The greens will flower with full bloom this time and next year too. Pink balsams, blue utricular and yellow smithies are in full colour during monsoons—Kumudini or the lotus flower blossom during the months of October and November. Have Your Own DDLJ Moment In Sunflower Fields Of Karnataka’s Gundlupet.
As the number of Covid-19 cases is on the rise in Satara, permitting visitors to visit Kaas is not in the public interest. Till now, authorities have not taken any decision on allowing visitors to the plateau.