Trek -Karnala Fort & Bird Sanctuary

Height - 1240 feet (Google Earth)

Trek Category - Easy

Base Village - Karnala , Panvel

Transport - Panvel to Karnala by Autobus or Private Vehicle

Time to reach the top - About 1 hour from the base

Shelter - Caves at the top 

Other Features - Bird Watching 

Cost - 350rs

Contact - pravin 9821318848/9821465256

About KARNALA fort

Karnala is a quaint fort overlooking a sprawling bird sanctuary. Situated along the Mumbai-Goa highway, it is at a distance of about 10 km from the city of Panvel. 

It is an absolute beginner’s trek amidst the natural flora and fauna of the enclosed sanctuary. The relative ease of this trek also provides an excellent opportunity for parents to introduce their children to trekking and nature.

The trek begins at the entrance of the bird sanctuary on a well-defined road and winds through the forest. Eventually, it leads to an uphill track under thick vegetation. There are multiple routes inside the sanctuary that lead to the main trail up to the mountain and offer a variety of fauna, both in enclosure and in the wilderness. 

The trek to the top is a little challenging but thoroughly enjoyable and the fort provides a comfortable perch to rest and have lunch. After a final walk up to the bastion, one is presented with a splendid 360 degree view of the surrounding Raigad district. A 125 ft high basalt pillar sticks out like a thumb at the centre of the peak. It is clearly visible from far away on all the sides.

Rendezvous: Meet at 07:20 AM (Sharp) at Panvel Railway Station on sunday 01 feb 2015

Please ensure punctuality.

The itinerary for the Event is as given below:

Sunday– 01 feb 2015

1) CST – Panvel Train timings as below

CST : 06:00 am

Wadala: 06:18 am

Kurla : 06:28 am

Vashi: 06:47 am

Belapur: 07:02 am

Panvel: 07:17 am

2) Thane – Panvel Train timings as below

Thane: 06:20 am

Koparkhairane: 06:37 am

Belapur: 06:58 am

Panvel: 07:13 am

A walk of about 10 minutes will bring us to Panvel ST Depo

07:30 Hrs: Breakfast – Tea @ Hotel Visava, Panvel

08:05 Hrs: Depart from Panvel bus depo to Karnala by ST / tumtum

08:45 Hrs: @ Karnala base

Intro & Instructions

09:00 Hrs: Trek from Base to Karnala Fort

11:30 Hrs: Atop Karnala Fort


Sight seeing, REST & Lunch Time for 2 Hrs


13:30 Hrs: Descend 2 Base

16:00 Hrs: @ Karnala Base

MOve 2 Panvel By ST / Tum-tum

17:30 Hrs: @ Panvel bus depo

We would be getting back to Dadar at approx 19:30 Hrs (Subjective)

The cost of this trek would be Rs. 350/- per head only and would include:

> Panvel – Karnala – Panvel by Tumtum / ST

> Morning Breakfast – Tea

> Sanctuary – Entry Fee

VIMP Note: 

At the forest entry – point, All plastic bottles will be Counted & have to deposit some amount for the same. In case, if any participant member forget his bottle in the sanctuary and couldn’t show it at the gate, he has to Pay Rs 100/- fine for the same.

Things To Carry: -

A Water Bottle (~2.5 Ltrs) ( a must) (avoid plastic bottles)

LUNCH for da day (a Must)

Camera, Cell Phone (Optional)

Pls avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments

Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc,

Medicine those if u require usually (Optional),

Good trekking shoes,

A haversack to put all these things

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