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Saturday, 17th September 16 72.73%
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Old 16th September 2011, 10:22   #166
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Guys,
A quick update from our t-bhpian humyum who visited KAAS last Saturday:
1. They dont allow vehicles to be parked on the plateau. There are forest guards all around. We can drop our family members on the plateau and then have to drive approx half a Km downhill on the other side where car parking is allowed.
2. Flowers were blooming in good numbers last weekend, hence should be good this weekend too.
3. Also there was lots of rain last weekend. Hence as AP mentioned, be rain ready. If travelling with kids, I would suggest that we carry raincoats for them as it would be quite windy on the plateau.

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Old 16th September 2011, 10:51   #167
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Guys, unfortunately I am moving to tentative now.

Some work has cropped up for tomorrow morning that I cannot postpone. I need to be in Pune till noon. I would still like to make it directly to Kaas, so I will do my best to be there by about 230pm.
Either way, I will call either Monaro or AP bhau.

Edit: what time are you guys meeting tomorrow morning at Chandni chowk?

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Old 16th September 2011, 11:15   #168
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Guys in satara now and weather is very nice for now. It is not raining but there us no sunshine as well. Will update about weather again in evening.

Will meet you tomorrow.
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Guys in satara now and weather is very nice for now. It is not raining but there us no sunshine as well. Will update about weather again in evening.
Will meet you tomorrow.
wow!!

you are already at satara as per your plan,
hope, you are going to visit sajjangad-thoseghar-chalkewadi today.

Please keep posted about weather at Satara.
We will meet and start from Hotel Mahendra exe tomorrow at 10AM.
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Old 16th September 2011, 11:38   #170
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Sure, let time be announced and we will meet accordingly. Are you getting Nano/Padmini/Joining us?
Nano it will be, padmini would have really liked, but radiator has started leaking! Join you??? Only if you buy a SAFARI DICOR and let me drive
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Old 16th September 2011, 12:24   #171
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Enjoy the trip and do post photos. My last year's trip was awesome (Kaas Plateau – Maharashtra’s Valley of flowers). I plan to go there next weekend. Judging by the number of people searching for "kaas plateau", there should be a huge crowd there.
Once you finish with the flowers, there are lot of other things to do around there
- Thoseghar waterfall and Chalkewadi Windmills
- Drive from Bamnoli to Tapola - around 35-40 kms(bit of offroading, but the path is clearly visible on Google earth)
- Route from Satara to Mahabaleshwar through Medha. The route where i saw the most number of waterfalls. A road almost similar in quality as the one to lavasa.
- Kaas mahabaleshwar route (off-road) more of a path than a road, but a beautiful drive.

Enjoy and do share photos.
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- Drive from Bamnoli to Tapola - around 35-40 kms(bit of offroading, but the path is clearly visible on Google earth)
- Kaas mahabaleshwar route (off-road) more of a path than a road, but a beautiful drive.
1] bamnoli to tapola-though the path is visible on google earth, i am not sure about this road and its condition.
2] kaas-mahabaleshwar, again if there any road exists, it will be best for offroading.

I will check the status of these two roads tomorrow.

About roads in this area,
there is a road from chalkewadi to patan, though this is shortest route of just 20 km on plateau, time taken to cross this road is not less than 2hours.

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Latest pic from satellite shows that cloud cover over satara is reduced and will reduce tomorrow also.
It means we can expect sunny day at satara and somehwat cloudy at kaas and bamnoli with no heavy rain.

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Ok,
see you tomorrow at hotel mahendra exe satara at 9:30 AM sharp.
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Best of luck to this flower meet. Waiting for the pictures now.
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Guys would not be able to make it. I am part of the kalti group if there is one formed already.
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Guys a perfect day in satara no rain atall. Perfect weather. Will meet everyone tommorrow at 9.30.

Ap yes it Kansas per your suggestion will be joining team bhp.

Guys any suggessition for dinner which is due in next hr.
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AP Bhau,
D-day - 1 and I decide to join the "Kaas Raiders" so hopefully will be seeing you at Mahendra's unless something untoward happens to my health in the meantime.

@nomadabhi, if you want to be a good samaritan then also bring along some coolant for the pari
I plan to leave a bit earlier and am sure Mumbai will catch up with me before hitting Satara. Looking forward to meet team members and a good bloom.

Cheers guys, drive safe.
gostel from Navi Mumbai
Good to see you after long Sir, you missed the Khichadi meet with khoj due to Rains, anyways good that you are also coming, now i dont use coolant, Abhi Water is enough..
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Folks,
Signing off for the night. Looking forward to meet the Mumbai Bombers at McD at 5:30 AM Sharp. No delays pls.

Parimal, Abhi, Spruce, AP : I have your cell numbers and will stay in contact with you all.

Gostel: Nice to see you back on the KAAS trip. If you are leaving early, then we will keep a watch out for your car on the route.

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No response from the pune folks. Looks like everybody wants to meetup directly at Hotel Mahendra, Satara.

Will start from home to leave for Kaas tomorrow morning.
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I tried my best to find you guys, but could not. I had a weird trip today, I spotted only one white Punto with LTD sticker (regn KA53) parked at one of the lots. We tried to get up to the top plateau but traffic was totally jammed and it started pouring buckets.

Tried calling AP and Monaro but could get through only after i reached Satara and was on my way back. I hope for better adherence to timelines next time.

Now bring on the pics to rub it in

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