Trekगुरु : TREK TO KARNALA FORT & BIRD SANCTUARY  on 28 june 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 - 300rs
Contact - pravin 9821318848/9821465256
We @ Trekगुरु have arranged Trek to KARNALA FORT & BIRD SANCTUARY on Sunday 28 june 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 Sunday 28 june 2015
Please ensure punctuality.
The itinerary for the Event is as given below:
Sunday 28 june 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 & 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. 300/- per head only
> Panvel – Karnala – Panvel by Tumtum / ST
> Morning Breakfast – Tea
> 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:
Lunch ( must )
Identity proof (must)
A bottle of water (atleast 3 Ltrs),
Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes (must)
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 Full 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)
(message / Whatsapp Us if calls not answered or not reachable)
Please do not carry or wear any valuables, ornaments, jewellery, etc. If carried, then we Do Not take any liability for the same. Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Trekking or any adventure activity is potentially risky. For all these events you are at your own risk. Organizers are not responsible for any accident or compensation in whatsoever manner. 
Smoking and alcohol strictly prohibited
Be a group - its not a race
NO littering please...we are educated
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