Rs. 5,200/- per person

 

Lateritic plateaus of flowers, a few kilometers ahead of Satara, are a magical piece of land and are one of the global biodiversity hotspots. These places display one of the most spectacular natural events of wild Maharashtra during the latter half of the year. With hundreds of shades of millions of tiny wild flowers spreading across the horizon, the nostalgic earthen smell of the soil along with the dramatic play of lights amidst the clouds against the blue vast sky make a truly breathtaking spectacle for a human eye. The lateritic soil crust of this place being very thin, is deficient of nutrients and thus doesn’t nurture growth of big trees and shrubs. Lack of much of grass here therefore avoids the grazing animals and hence these wild flowers get abundance of sunlight, water and air thus creating carpet layers of flowers in various stages of bloom as far as vision goes. Then there are the insectivorous plants in abundance throughout the plateau. 

Despite a fragile ecosystem there exists an abundance of biodiversity. The region is a bliss for monsoon fauna. Many bush frogs, fresh water eels are the most common among these. The plateau also hosts a varied species of reptiles like the Saw-scaled Viper, Barred Wolf Snake, Lesser Striped Necked Snake, Satara Ground Gecko, etc. These plateau also offer the best macro photography options as they have the presence of a varied species of insects and arachnids. 

 

Accessibility by Train: Pune: 150 Kms.

Accessibility by Air: Pune: 150 Kms. (Flights from Mumbai and Delhi)

Day 1: 25/9/21:
Pune- Satara:

10:00 am meet at Hotel in Satara (This is driving distance from Pune/Mumbai. If you need we can help you car pool with team or other participants). Chek-in into hotel.
Till lunch orientation about Landscape and Macro Photography. Discuss about the Lateratic Plateaus and the landscape that we will cover.
Post lunch we proceed towards the Lateritic plateau to capture the flora and fauna.
Have a tea break and then proceed towards evening sunset location for landscape. Here we will capture the golden hour sunset and the cloudscape.
Back to Hotel For Dinner.

 

Day 2: 26/9/21:
Satara- Pune:

6:30 am proceed to Sunrise location and post sunrise back to hotel for breakfast.
Around 9:00 am leave towards Waterfalls and Macro Location. Here we will capture macro creatures, insects, etc.
Complete day we shall look for macro subjects and photograph them accordingly.
Break for lunch and image review.
Post lunch continue with macro shooting.
Tea and Snack break and capture the sunset and cloudscape.
Tour ends.

Includes

  • Accommodation on 2 sharing at hotel in Satara.
  • Meals: Breakfast (1), Lunch (2) and Dinner (1).
  • Entry permits and local expert.
  • Journeys Naturalist. 
  • Photography Mentors.

Excludes

  • Transfers: Pune-Satara-Thoseghar-Satara-Pune.
  • Car on all days for field visits.
  • Any meals/ mineral water during travel.
  • Any drinks (hard/soft) during your stay at any of the place of your choice.
  • Any kind of insurance/personal expenses, etc.
  • Anything not mentioned in ‘the Package Includes’.
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