WSR Trek To Karnala Fort On 04th September 2016


Short Info:

Type : Hill Fort

Time : 1.5 to 2 Hours from base village

Height :  1440 Ft.

Grade : Easy 

Cost : 450/- Per Person

          400/- WSR Members

Lead : Yamini Mande / Ninad


Karnala fort (also called Funnel Hill) is a hill fort in Raigad district about 10 km from Panvel city. Currently it is a protected place lying within the Karnala Bird Sanctuary.The sanctuary is quite small with an area of 4.27 square kilometres. It is home to over 150 species of resident and 37 species of migratory birds who visit the sanctuary during winter. Two rare birds i.e. Ashy Minivet and Malabar Trogon have been sighted here.


Karnala 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.



Trek Schedule: 

Meeting point Panvel station 07:30 am….


Catch the 6:00 am CST- Panvel slow local. 

Time table are as follows:- 

6:00 am CST

6:18 am Vadala Road

6:29 am Kurla

6:40 am Mankhurd

6:48 am Vashi

6:57 am Nerul

7:03 am Belapur CBD

7:07 am Kharghar

7:18 am Panvel




Or From Thane Catch the 6:19 am Thane- Panvel slow local. 

Time table are as follows:- 

6:19 am Thane

6:27 am Airoli

6:36 am Koparkhairne

6:48 am Nerul

6:55 am Belapur CBD

6:59 am Kharghar

7:10 am Panvel




Itinary for Trek: 

07:30 am Gathering to Panvel station east near ticket counter

08:00 am Breakfast & Journey to Karnala Base

09:00 am Expected to reach Karnala base.

09:30 am Introduction round & Instruction

09:45 am Start trek to Karnala fort

12:00  Reach on Top, explore fort, photography, etc 

01:00 pm Lunch Break

02:00 pm Descending fort

04:30 pm Start return journey to Mumbai

07:30 pm Reach Mumbai ( That's Tentatively )



  • Panvel to Panvel in local transport
  • Morning Breakfast & Tea , 
  • Forest Entry Fees 
  • First aid and Expertise charges


  • Cold Drinks / Mineral Water
  • Lunch
  • Any kind of Insurance
  • Anything which is not mentioned in includes.



For Registration call us:

Yamini Mande : 9920013023

Ninad Desale : 7507006456

If not reachable do SMS or WhatsApp.

E-mail id -

Website -


Account Details:

Account Holder Name: Yamini Arvind Mande

Bank Name: Syndicate Bank

Account No: 547220100816 93

Type: Current Account

IFSC Code: SYNB0005461

Branch:  Dombivli, East



Things To Be carried:

Identity proof (must)

Lunch For Sunday,

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

A bottle of water (Atleast 2 Ltrs) Compulsory

TORCH with extra batteries

Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)

A good trekking shoes,(no chappal and sandel) extra pair of flotters.

A haversack to put in all the things to be that one has ones hands free while trekking.

Pleases do not carry sling bags or Jholas.

Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments. 

This is a monsoon trek, so pack your bags accordingly to take care of your belongings.


Important Points to keep in mind:

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

2 Participants or Members are responsible for his/her own safety and baggage.

3 Please do not wear any jewelry.

4 Please do not litter, we believe in the saying, wherever you go, leave only your footprints and take back only memories.

5 Alcohol is strictly prohibited on the any events. Anyone found in possession of the same or consuming it will be expelled from the event. NO REFUND will be provided.


Medical Disclaimer:

It is mandatory that you visit your personal physician before enrolling for the trip if you suffer from any illness of any kind and disclose the same and your medical history to the organizers of the trip so that best possible arrangements can be carried out post approval. As organizers of the trip, we will be responsible for providing basic first aid throughout the trip. In case of unexpected mishaps or accidents, we will arrange for the injured patron to be taken to the nearest medical hospital wherever possible. The medical expenses will have to be borne by the patrons themselves.

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