Trekगुरु : TREK TO KARNALA FORT & BIRD SANCTUARY  on 18 Aug 2015

Height - 1240 feet apprx

Trek Category - Easy

Base Village - Karnala , Panvel

Transport - Panvel to Karnala by Auto, bus or Private Vehicle

Time to reach the top - About 1 1/2 hour from the base

Other Features - Bird Watching 

Cost - Aprx 200 - 250 rs Per Person On Contribution Basis + 100rs trekगुरु charges

Contact - pravin 9821318848/9821465256


We @ Trekगुरु have arranged Trek to KARNALA FORT & BIRD SANCTUARY on Thuesday 18 Aug 2015.



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.


Trek schedule :

Meet at 07:20 AM (Sharp) at Panvel Railway Station on Thuesday 18 Aug 2015

Please ensure punctuality.

The itinerary for the Event is as given below:

Thuesday 18 Aug 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 @ 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 & Photography


12:30 Hrs: Descend 2 Base

14:00 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)


Cost - Aprx 200 - 250 rs Per Person On Contribution Basis + 100rs trekगुरु charges



> Panvel – Karnala – Panvel by Tumtum / ST

> Morning Breakfast – Tea -- Veg lunch

> Sanctuary – Entry Fee

> Trekगुरु charges


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 Be carried:

Identity proof (must)

A bottle of water (atleast 3 Ltrs),

Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes (must)

Binocular, Camera, Cap, etc. (Optional)

Sunscreen Lotion, Cap, Skarf

Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc

Medicine those if u require usually

A good trekking shoes, extra pair of socks

A haversack to put in all the things to be carried...


To confirm his/her registration needs to deposit advance payment (300rs) into the following bank account (Please write your name in description)

Account Details


Account ID: 20059830445

Account Type: Savings Bank Account

Account name: PRAVIN P. KAMBLE


IFSC code: MAHB0000563


Contact detail

Pravin : 9821318848

9821465256 (whatsapp)


Do's, Dont's & Facts

- Rains showers are expected, so pack your bags accordingly.

- Pack your stuff with an extra polythene lining to protect the contents from rain. 

- A proper two sided haversack to put all the things, So that one has hands free while trekking.

- Please do not carry sling bags or Jholas.

- check ur railway timings according to ur location.

- Kindly carry 1 Identity proof

- we carry only First aid.

- Cost Not Included Insurance, medical Coverage.

- Please do not carry or wear any valuables, ornaments, jewellery, etc. If carried, then we Do Not take any liability for the same.

- It is most essential to be fit and fine before heading for trekking. While planning your trekking trip, it is preferable to have a medical fitness check-up done.

- Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Trekking or any adventure activity is potentially risky. For all these events you are at your own risk.

- All activities & programs carry an amount of risk of injury and you are aware that outdoor activities have an inherent risk of personal injury.

- Organizers are not responsible for any accident, mishap (including death) or compensation in whatsoever manner.

- Trekगुरु  reserves all right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without any prior notice. 

- Smoking and alcohol strictly prohibited.

- Be a group - its not a race.

- NO littering please...we are educated.

- Any adventure activity is a disciplined fun.

- The leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained.


----------SEFETY FIRST----------

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