Please arrive at Panvel railway station by 07:00 hours. Panvel is the terminal railway station of Harour line. There are direct trains running frequently from CST to Panvel.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Panvel railway station
Panvel railway station
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.
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.