Description

While going on the Mumbai – Goa road, one will easily notice Karnala fort – A thumb like rock resting on a mountain. The fort is famous for its strange thumb shaped pinnacle and the bird sanctuary that is setup in the forest belowKarnala fort actually consists of two forts one at a higher level and other lower. At the centre of the higher level is a 125 feet high basalt pillar. It is also called Pandu's tower. This structure was used as watchtower when the fort was occupied however now it is in a ruined condition.

Karnala was the capital of the north Konkan districts under the rule of the Devagiri Yadavs and the Tughluqs. Subsequently, in the 16th century, the fort came under the command of the Portuguese. It was retaken by Shivaji in 1670. Later, it was captured by various empires like the Mughals, the Peshwas and finally, by the British East India Company in 1818.

The fort was famous for its strategic position, overlooking the Bor Pass that connected the Konkan coast to the interiors of Maharashtra. It formed the main trade route. The fort was predominantly used as a watchtower as it provides a 360 degree view of the surrounding area.

A fort. A sanctuary. Monsoon greenery. It's got all!

 

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Grade : Easy(Roughly 2hrs to reach the top)
Location : 10km from Panvel (Old Mumbai Goa Highway)
Height : approx 1500 ft

14th June, Sunday
Catch Panvel Slow Local from Respective Stations
05.47 am : CST    
06:05 am: Wadala    
06.15 am : Kurla      
06.20 am : Chembur  
06.34 am : Vashi  
06.43 am : Nerul      
06.49 am : Belapur    
07.04 am : Panvel  
07.30 am: Meet at Panvel Depot
07.40 am: Breakfast
08.15 am: Move to Karnala by local transport
09.15 am: Reach Karnala base
09.30 am: After introduction and briefing, start the trek
12.00 pm: Reach the top. Rest and explore.
01:00 pm: Start the descend
04:00 pm: Move towards Mumbai

Cost: Rs. 300/-

Inclusions
Transport from Panvel to Panvel
Breakfast 
Karnala Entry Fees
Professional expertise

Exclusions
Meals during travel 
Personal expenses
Insurance of any kind  Medical hospitalization, evacuation and related expenses  Any item not covered under “inclusions”

Minimum number of participants: 10 (For the event to happen

For confirmation of the seat, full amount needs to be deposited prior to the event.

Payment options:
Bank Name: ICICI Bank
Name: Ankita Phalle 
Account No. 107401505442
IFSC Code: ICIC0001074
Branch: Thakur Complex Branch

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