Karnala Fort Trek

The trek to Karnala Fort goes through Karnala Bird Sanctuary, and is an easy trek suitable for beginners. On this trek, you get to walk through the dense forest of Karnala to reach the historic fort at the top and on the trail you'll spot some rare birds. The fort offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains including Prabalgad, Chanderi, and Manikagad forts.


Karnala Fort is an ancient hill fort located in the Karnala Bird Santuary, in Raigad district of Maharashtra. It is one of the prime locations for trekking around Mumbai due to its close proximity to the city, and it is famous for its bird population and its easy trail.

Destination highlights

Trek to the historic Karnala Fort. | Spot some rare birds during your trek through the Karnala Bird Sanctuary. | Embark on an easy day trek close to Mumbai.




4 kms

4 hrs

4 kms

Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivali

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Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivali

Private, non-AC bus

Karnala Bird Sanctuary

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Today, you'll be picked up from the Sanjay Gandhi National Park gate at 06:00 hrs, from where you'll be taken to Karnala Bird Sanctuary. From there, you'll begin your trek to the Karnala Fort. It will take a couple of hours to reach there. After spending some time at the top, you'll trek back to the base and begin your return journey to Mumbai. You'll be dropped back in Borivali by 20:00 hrs.

Your trip ends before nightfall.

You'll be picked up from Sanjay Gandhi National Park by 06:00 hrs. Today's meal package includes breakfast and lunch which will be served at the base of Karnala Fort. You'll be dropped back in Mumbai by 20:00 hrs.


Breakfast | Lunch


Day 1 Milestone



06:00 AM

Includes / Excludes


  • Transport in private non-AC bus from Mumbai to Karnala and back
  • Forest entry fees
  • Services of an experienced trek leader
  • Meals including breakfast and lunch
  • All applicable taxes


  • Any kind of insurance
  • Any personal expenses such as extra meals, beverages, etc.
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

What to Wear

What to Wear

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

What not to Wear

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

Equipment / Gear

We Provide

  • Non-AC bus for transport between Mumbai and Karnala
  • Any technical equipment, if required
  • Forest entry fees

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.

Cancellation policy

For cancellations made within 12 hrs of payment of the Karnala Fort trek: 100% refund.

For cancellations made more than 6 days prior to the Karnala Fort trek: 70% refund.

For cancellations made 3-5 days prior to the Karnala Fort trek: 30% refund.

For cancellations made less than 3 days prior to the Karnala Fort trek: No refund.

In case of no show: No refund.

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

Rules on trip

Travellers are required to adhere to the instructions of the trek leader during this 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 alcohol, drugs, tobacco products and cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the trip.

Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

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

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

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