The Kaas Plateau, also known as the Kaas Pathar, is a plateau situated 25 kilometres west from Satara city in Maharashtra, India. It falls under the Sahyadri Sub Cluster of the Western Ghats, and it became a part of a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site in 2012. It is a biodiversity hotspot known for various types of seasonal wildflowers bloom and numerous species of endemic butterflies annually in the months of August and September. The plateau is situated at an altitude of 1200 metres and is approximately 10 square kilometers in area. Kaas has more than 850 different species of flowering plants.These include orchids, shrubs such as the Karvy, and carnivorous plants such as Drosera Indica. Kaas Pathar is a plateau made from volcanic rocks in the Satara district of Maharashtra, and comes under the biosphere of the Western Ghats.
Pateshwar is a village in Satara district of Maharashtra, known for rock-cut caves with shrines of Shiva.Pateshwar has 8 ancient caves and many ancient stone carved deities of Shiva and other deities. The place is known for having more than 1000 Shiva-lings (Also known as Pinds). Most important amongst these is the Maha Shiva Lingam which has intricate carvings. Many of the deities find references in the ancient Hindu Vedas and Puranas.
Baramotichi Vihir is an ancient step well situated near Limb in Satara district of Maharashtra. It is probably the only step well in Maharashtra and also one of the popular places of sightseeing in Satara. Baramotichi Vihir was constructed between 1641 AD and 1646 AD by Sau Virubhai Bhosale. It was meant to be a water source to all the farms around with its 12 moats. From the top, visitors can see a few tiny walls and water channels.
Shri Bhavani Museum in Aundh has 500 miniature paintings of all major schools - Jaipur, Kangra, Mughal, Punjab, Bijapur, Pahadi and Maratha of the period between 15th and 19th century. It is probably the only museum in India, which has such a large collection. Built by the Raja of Aundh, late Bhawanrao Pantpratinidhi in 1938, it is now looked after by the State Government and is the only museum out of the 13 state museums in Maharashtra. Shri Bhavani Museum also has the famous stone created structure of 'Mother and Child' by Henry Moore.