Jungle Trek to Karnala Fort (Ex-Pune)

If you are a nature lover and an avid bird watcher, this is the perfect trek for you. This trek that takes you through a jungle route to one the most beautiful bird sanctuaries in this region. The pleasant weather and varied species of birds make this a fascinating trek, but it’s the winding structure of the fort and ramparts that’s really interesting.


The location has a rich history associated with it. The ruins of the fort are still impressive, especially as it occupies multiple levels, and has a natural rock turret, which is unfortunately closed to explorers. From the top of the fort, you can see gorgeous views in all directions.

Destination highlights

Trek up an interesting jungle trail through a bird sanctuary | Visit one of the most famous bird watching spots around Mumbai/Pune.




6 km

7 hours

6 km

Fergusson College, main gate

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Fergusson College, main gate

Private bus

Shirdhon, Maharashtra 410221

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You’ll leave Pune in the early hours of the morning, so that you can climb in the cooler hours of the morning. Your bus departs at 06:30 hrs, and will arrive at Shidhon by 09:30 hrs. After breakfast, you begin your trek, reaching the top shortly after noon. You’ll stop for lunch, and then spend some time exploring the fort. By 14:30 hrs, you’ll be on your way down again. You’ll get to Shidhon village by 16:00 hrs, and will have a chance to visit the landmark birthplace of Vasudev Balwant Phadke. By 18:00 hrs, you’ll be on your way back to Pune. You’ll reach by 21:30 hrs. Trip ends here.



Day 1 Milestone

Shirdhon village

Shirdhon village

06:30 AM

Includes / Excludes


  • Transport to and from Pune by private bus including toll, permits and parking
  • Tea/breakfast, packed lunch, evening tea
  • Forest fees and printed information brochure
  • First aid box


  • Cold drinks, mineral water, dry snacks etc.
  • Any meals/services not mentioned above
  • Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
  • Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
  • Insurance

What to Wear

What to Wear

  • Track pants
  • Sweater
  • Good trekking shoes
  • Not to wear - Sandals and floaters
  • Expensive jewelry and gadgets
  • Unnecessary electronic devices
  • Avoid suitcases, trolleys or any other hard luggage

What not to Wear

  • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
  • Restrictive clothing
  • Flip-flops

Equipment / Gear

We Provide

  • Safety equipment needed, if any
  • First aid box

You need to get

  • Water bottle (2 lts)
  • Energizers and personal medication
  • A small backpack to carry packed lunch and water bottle
  • Torch with extra pair of batteries

Medical Kit

  • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication only.

Cancellation policy

The following cancellation policy applies: Less than 45 days: Full refund (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)

30-45 days: 75% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)

15-30 days: 50% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)

Less than 15 days: No refund

Rules on trip

The operator has a set of guidelines that all participants must adhere to, based on the tenets of ‘Leave No Trace’ and ‘Tread Light’ policies. These guidelines are very simple and prioritize travelling in small groups, better planning, understanding impact of camping, proper waste disposal, respecting local cultures, sensitivity towards wildlife and so on.

Participants must adhere to the instructions of the trip leader/guide at all times.

Consumption of alcoholic beverages/drugs is not permitted.

Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

During the trek, the participants shall abide by the instructions and decisions of the camp director.

The operator is not responsible for any injuries, loss of valuables, etc during the trek.

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