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Old 27th July 2011, 11:25   #16
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@Rahul .... nice pics and this will be on my radar for the next trip ....

By the way your camera lens has got some fungus growth.(my guess) Put it in some warm place preferably leave it in a big covered box with a 60 watt bulb glowing for overnight. This will help to get rid of most of it. Leave atleast 1 feet gap between the bulb and camera. Also make sure the bulb is not touching the box.
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Old 27th July 2011, 12:12   #17
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I always suggest that during the thoseghar trip, one should visit sajjangad fort, thoseghar fall, chalkewadi windmill plateau and if possible, visit kaas plateau also.
Ashish Bhau - then i think this would require a couple of days trip with stay in Satara to enjoy at leisure. Is that correct?
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i think this would require a couple of days trip with stay in Satara to enjoy at leisure. Is that correct?

@amit,
no need to stay at satara,
you can do it in one day travelling from pune,
last year, at team-bhp kaas meet, we all had done this route in one day, from 11am to 6pm, satara to satara.
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Thanks Ashish. I think next I will plan during September when Kaas will also be in full bloom and will definitely go for the main waterfall.
I have not been there till date. But looking at pics from various time frames, my guess is that by Sep-mid, the flow would have reduced significantly.

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yeah, thats it.
Looking at the waterlevel at smaller fall in the pics posted by rahul, i am sure that main fall must be in full flow.
I guess so. I am about to find out on Sat 30th July
Slightly OT -> @AP, would you recommend a place (for a family) to stay at Satara or Kolhapur. I have plans to hit Gokak falls on Sunday.
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Thanks Ashish. I think next I will plan during September when Kaas will also be in full bloom and will definitely go for the main waterfall.
Hey Rahul,

Wonderful pictures and refreshing trip. Yes, Kaas is also on my list.
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Regd the main waterfall, you don't need to "trek" up to it, just walk up to the viewpoint through a proper trail - just 10-15 mins walk. I visit the falls every monsoon (was there 2 weeks ago too) and it was awesome. The main fall appear to the right of the viewing platform, though the other ones in the front are equally impressive. Some photos of the main falls and the platform (and a video) from my earlier trips.
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The windmills that you saw are part of the Chalkewadi Windmill Farms. On a clearer day, you would see hundreds of them on the plateau and they are huge.
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The Road to Kaas is on a parallel plateau. You "would" have taken the left into the tunnel (Coming From Satara) to go to thoseghar. If you proceed straight, you get onto the Kaas Road.
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Rahul, splendid pics. Thanks for bringing back good ol memories of Thosegar falls.
Nearly every pic is wallpaper material. As AP said, try and catch the main waterfall. Its exhilarating!

@Pune BHPians: Why not have a meet/drive to Thosegar before the rains subside?
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One picture from nearby Thosegar and Kaas from last September
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@amit,
no need to stay at satara,
you can do it in one day travelling from pune,
last year, at team-bhp kaas meet, we all had done this route in one day, from 11am to 6pm, satara to satara.
Ashish bhau, isn't it true that the Kass will be closed this season for public as declared by the local forest dept.?
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Ashish bhau, isn't it true that the Kass will be closed this season for public as declared by the local forest dept.?
It is impossible to close for public as the kaas plateau is not a hall or cinema theatre.
The road that passes through kaas is the road that leads to bamnoli village,
one can easily say that he is going to bamnoli and pass through the kaas plateau.
Forest department can restrict the movement of people at kaas and thats the only thing they can do.


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@nomadabhi:Btw, I hope we are meeting @ Kaas this September?
Lets hope so,
probable dates may be 17/18 or 24/25 sept,
we have to wait and watch the forest department move,
we may be able to decide it in the first week of sept only.

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It is impossible to close for public as the kaas plateau is not a hall or cinema theatre.
The road that passes through kaas is the road that leads to bamnoli village,
one can easily say that he is going to bamnoli and pass through the kaas plateau.
Forest department can restrict the movement of people at kaas and thats the only thing they can do.
Even my understanding was same until my father pointed out to me TV9 news bar last week. Being only passage to Bamnoli it is far from getting close but with increasing tourism, they may limit it at some point.
Btw, I hope we are meeting @ Kaas this September?
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Aashish, how to go to bottom of thoseghar waterfall ?
I have seen this waterfall only from the viewpoint that has been made
from the top , but any idea how to go to near it in the bottom ?

We only see it from that gallary that is there near the parking area.
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Very nice place to visit during mansoon. You can also come back to Pune via Mahabaleshwar. The ghat from Satara side for Mahabaleshwar is much better than the regular ones.
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