The meeting point for this trek is Panvel railway station, from where you'll head to the ST depot (from where public state transport buses ply). Panvel can be reached by train from Mumbai.
On this day trek to Karnala Fort, climb your way high on top of a hill, and enter a protected fort which was once ruled by the Mughals, the Marathas and the Peshwas. The view from Karnala Fort is spectacular, overlooking the Bor Pass, and the thickly forested slopes all around. The fort has a fascinating structure, with a pinnacle that juts out, long ramparts that stretch out and give you many scenic view points, and the ruins of the fort that lend it a historic feeling. Look around and all you can see is far stretched views of beautiful forests and mountains.
The Karnala fort is beautifully situated on top of a hill, within the Karnala bird sanctuary. This is a protected area, and attracts bird watchers and naturalists from the region all the time. The fort combines two forts, with one lying lower than the other, and with iron railings at the top to make it safe for climbers. The trek to Karnala fort also gets you great views of other forts such as Prabalgad, Manikgad, Chanderi Fort and others. There is a Bhavani temple at the bottom of Karnala Fort, which can be visited by the trekkers and locals.
Trek to Karnala Fort and explore the ruins of an historic fort. | Get a peek into the Marathi and Persian inscriptions at the fort. | Trek through the Karnala bird sanctuary. | Get a view of the surrounding forts from the top.
Make sure you get to Panvel railway station by 07:30 hrs. You'll take a tum-tum or state transport bus and arrive at the base of Karnala Fort by 09:00 hrs. Your trek begins here. Keep your eyes open for the many beautiful species of birds as you climb up to the top. The initial climb can be steep but it's a shaded and green path. You'll be taking frequent stops en route, and climbing at your own pace. After some time spent exploring the ruins of the fort, you'll begin your descent by around 13:00 hrs. You'll be dropped back to Panvel station. Your trip ends here.
For cancellations made 3 days or more before departure of the Karnala Fort: 50% refund.
For cancellations made 0-3 days before departure of the Karnala Fort: No refund.
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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.
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