Panvel railway station is connected to the Mumbai suburban railway system. You can board a local train from any of the railway stations in Mumbai and travel to Panvel.
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Perfect for trekking enthusiasts and bird watchers, this trek to Karnala Fort takes you inside the protected preserves of the Karnala Bird Sanctuary. Trekking on an exhilarating route to the top of the fort, you’ll spot tiny little birds of various colour and species fluttering in the trees. Upon reaching the fort after a 3-hr trek through dense forests, you’ll catch spectacular views of the Karnala Bird Sanctuary, the Ransai reservoir and the mountains of the Western Ghats.
This trek will lead you over a well-defined trail of relatively easy difficulty, making it perfect for fit beginners as well as experienced trekkers.
Located close to Panvel, inside the Karnala Bird Sanctuary, the fort of Karnala is one of the most popular destinations for trekking enthusiasts. In the months of monsoon, the forests of the sanctuary flourish to grow denser, making for an exciting monsoon trek. Today, the Karnala fort lays in a condition of ruins, with a basalt rock formation being the most prominent structure of the fort.
Add a little excitement to your weekend with a trek to Karnala Fort. | Catch spectacular views of the mountains and forests of Western Ghats. | Spot different species of birds in the Karnala Bird Sanctuary.
Arrive at the Panvel railway station by 07:00 hrs. From here, you'll travel to the Karnala Bird Sanctuary in private, shared vehicles. After a short round of briefing and introductions, you'll have breakfast with the rest of your group and begin trekking towards the Karnala Fort. After a 3-hr trek, you'll reach the top of the Karnala Fort. Spend some time to admire the magnificent mountain views from the top and begin your return trek back. You'll get back to the Karnala base and have lunch before proceeding back to the Panvel. You'll arrive at the Panvel railway station by 16:00 hrs. Your trip ends here.
Your trip ends before nightfall.
Your trip begins from the Panvel railway station by 07:00 hrs. Travel to Karnala base will be arranged in private, shared vehicles. Today's meal package includes a packed breakfast served before beginning the trek and a packed lunch served after returning from the trek. Your trip ends at the Panvel railway station by 16:00 hrs.
Breakfast | Lunch
For cancellations more than 15 days before departure of the Karnala Fort trek: 75% refund.
For cancellations made 10-15 days before departure of the Karnala Fort trek: 50% refund.
For cancellations made less than 10 days before departure of the Karnala Fort trek: No refund.
All refunds will be processed after deducting any transaction charges.
Travellers are required to adhere to the instructions of the trek leader during the trek to Karnala Fort.
Consumption of alcohol, drugs, tobacco products and cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the trek.
Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.