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Karnala Fort Trek
Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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Rs. 700
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  • Trip introduction

    The trek to Karnala Fort is an easy and delightful fort trek near Mumbai. As the fort lies within the Karnala bird sanctuary, you will see an incredible variety of birds which are endemic to the Western Ghats and migratory birds which find shelter in the sanctuary during winter. On this trek, you will be trekking along a thickly forested trail, walking over ridges overlooking the treetops and climbing over steep rocks to reach the pinnacle of Karnala Fort. 


    Karnala is located just 10 km away from Panvel, in the Raigad district of Maharashtra. The Karnala Fort is situated at the height of 1500 feet, and has become a popular trekking destination on account of its strange pinnacle and gorgeous location. From the top, you can see the thick jungle all around, as well as Prabalgad, Manikgad, and Chanderi fort. Karnala Fort lies within the Karnala bird sanctuary, which gives you the opportunity see over 200 species of colorful birds like, ashy minivet, three toed kingfisher, golden oriole, and many other exotic and migratory birds.

    Destination highlights

    • Embark on an easy fort trek near Mumbai.
    • Watch a variety of colorful and exotic birds during the trek.
    • Trek through the jungle train to reach the Karnala fort.
    • Enjoy the view of green valley and other historic forts from the top.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    Travellers are required to adhere to the instructions of the trek leader during the trek to Karnala Fort.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Consumption of liquor, drugs, tobacco products and cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the trek to Karnala Fort.

    Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 7 days or more before departure of the Karnala Fort trek: 85% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 7 days before departure of the Karnala Fort trek: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Travellers are requested to arrive at Panvel station by 07:00 hrs. Tardiness in reaching the pick-up point will lead to missing the trek.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap, accident or loss of life during the trek to Karnala Fort.

    Travellers will be required to bear any additional costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, roadblocks, etc.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Panvel railway station
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    Drop off point
    Panvel railway station
    Mode of transport
    Private vehicle
    Start point
    Base village of Karnala Fort
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    End point
    Base village of Karnala Fort
    Time of departure
    07:00 AM
    Time of return
    04:00 PM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    4-5 hours
    Total distance covered
    6 km
    Start point elevation
    900 feet
    Maximum elevation
    1440 feet
    Minimum elevation
    900 feet
    Average per day distance
    6 km
  • Trek to Karnala Fort!

    Board the train departing from CST at 05:47 hours for Panvel. You will reach Panvel by 07:00 hours and meet the operator there. Transfers to the base village of Karnala Fort trek will be arranged by the trek operator. Have tea and breakfast in the base village and begin trekking to the Karnala fort. You will be ascending through the thick jungle, watching colorful birds and walking over ridges to reach the fort. Please carry packed lunch from home which you can savor at the hill-top. Post-lunch, start descending and reach the base village in the afternoon. The operator will make the arrangements for transfers to Panvel railway station. You will reach the station by 15:00 hours. Your trip ends here. 
    /Karnala Fort Trek Birb Sanctuary Panvel Navi Mumbai Maharashtra Adventure Travel The Great Next Climb through the narrow, drenched trails in the midst of forest.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Panvel railway station
    End point
    Panvel railway station
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    6 km
    Trekking time
    4 hours
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  • Includes / Excludes

    • Panvel to Panvel transportation cost
    • Breakfast and tea
    • Karnala entry fee
    • Services of an experienced trek leader
    • First aid kit
    • All applicable taxes
    • Lunch
    • Train tickets
    • Any personal expenses such as extra meals, cigarettes, etc.
    • Any additional costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, roadblocks, etc.
    • Travel or medical insurance
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusion

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Warm jacket/Raincoat
    • Full-length trek pants
    • Comfortable t-shirt/shirt
    • Trekking shoes (preferably with ankle support)
    • Windcheater
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive gadgets or jewellery

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Panvel to Panvel transportation
    • First aid kit
      You need to get
    • Government issued ID card
    • Backpack
    • Water bottle (2 litres)
    • Insect repellent
    • Dry snacks (chocolate bars, biscuits, energy bars, dry fruits, etc.)
    • Personal toiletries including wet wipes, tissue papers, hand sanitizer, etc.
    • Light towel/napkins
    • Camera with extra battery
    • Torch with extra batteries
    • Sun-cap
    • Sunglasses
    • Extra pair of dry clothes
    • Raincoat/poncho
    • Scarf
    • Enerzyl powder or Glucon D powder
    • Personal first aid kit

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry any prescribed medication and a personal first-aid kit.
  • Trek to Karnala Fort!

    Your trip ends by late afternoon.

    Breakfast and tea will be provided to you in the base village of Karnala Fort trek. Please remember to carry packed lunch with you. You will return to Panvel railway station by 16:00 hours.


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