WSR Trek To Karnala Fort On 04th September 2016
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.
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 )
For Registration call us:
Yamini Mande : 9920013023
Ninad Desale : 7507006456
If not reachable do SMS or WhatsApp.
E-mail id - firstname.lastname@example.org
Website - www.wanderingsoulriders.jimdo.com
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 carried....so 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.
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.