Karnala bird sanctuary Panvel Raigad Maharashtra - Picnic Spot's Near by Mumbai Maharashtra


Tuesday 2 October 2018

Karnala bird sanctuary Panvel Raigad Maharashtra

If you want to see wildlife sanctuary or bird sanctuary
this is one of the good tourist places in India.

Karnala fort also known as the Funnel Hill, is a good fort situated at hill, in Panvel ,district Raigad.
It is about 10 km from Panvel station and S.T. Panvel Depo and around 50 km from Mumbai.The Karnala bird sanctuary is famous for the 11th century Karnala Fort, beautiful greenery and trekking expeditions.This is good for one day picnic spot near by Mumbai and Pune.
Karnala bird sanctuary is mostly visited by families in weekend.It is close to Panvel Navi Mumbai.Panvel is one hour drive from Mumbai or can reach by here local train also.
 This is good place to enjoy  in weekend where you can refresh and  easy trek. Karnala fort consists of two forts out of which one is at a higher level and other is at a lower level.

The sanctuary is home to more than 150 bird species and it is interesting to sit quietly and spot the different bird calls.The Karnala Fort is a hill fort in the Raigad districts that lays about 10 km from the city of Panvel , Navi Mumbai.This place is more popular in trekkers. The higher tower has an interesting 125 ft tall basalt pillar, which is also known as Pandu’s Tower that was used as a watchtower in ancient times.

The trek to the top of the fort takes about 2 hours if you are in good health, and a little lesser while walking back down. The route is not very tough you can go easily on top.It definitely gets very slippery during the monsoon. For adventurous trekkers, there is a short-cut route to reach the top of the fort as well which reduces the time by about half an hour, however, this route is very steep and
 should only try  if you have some trekking experience prior. We suggest to visitors to carry at least 1-2 liters of water per person on the trek and you should wear appropriate shoes.

Karnala bird sanctuary information 
Destination : Karnala bird sanctuary, Raigad, Maharashtra
Destination Type : wildlife sanctuary or bird sanctuary
Ideal Trip Duration : 1 day
Distance from Mumbai : 48 kms
Nearest City to Karnala bird sanctuary : Mumbai,Navi Mumbai, Pune
Things to do : Trekking,bird sanctuary
Best time to visit Karnala bird sanctuary : July-September  and October-February
Where to stay in Karnala bird sanctuary  : Resorts near Mumbai,Resorts near Panvel,Resorts near Karnala
Entry : Rs 35
Near By Place to Visit in Karnala bird sanctuary Karnala Bird Sanctuary,Ram Mandir, Gaodevi Mandir, Ganesh Mandir, Datta Mandir and Bot Lake

Karnala bird sanctuary Weather:
Summer: Maximum - 31°C and Minimum - 18°C
Winter: Maximum - 25°C and Minimum - 12 °C

How to Reach Karnala Fort Maharashtra By Air 
The nearest airport to Karnala Bird Sanctuary is Chattrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai which is about 40 km away from Karnala Bird Sanctuary.From Airport you can hire taxi to reach Karnala Fort.

How to Reach Karnala Fort Maharashtra By Rail 
Panvel is the nearest railway station of Karnala Fort.It is also junction station which connect express train also .It is a major station on the busy line between Mumbai and Roha and also on the Mumbai local Harbour line.From Panvel station you can take auto rickshaws and taxis to reach the Karnala fort.

How to Reach Karnala Fort By Road from Mumbai
Karnala is on the national highway 17 which is also called the Mumbai-Goa highway. State-run buses running towards Pen and Alibag.
You can get down at Karnala bus stop at the sanctuary gate. Shared auto-rickshaws also run regularly from Panvel to Karnala. Taxis,Uber,Ola etc also can also book from Mumbai, Navi Mumbai or Thane to reach Karnala.

How to Reach Karnala Fort from Panvel Navi Mumbai
Located on the Mumbai-Goa Highway, Karnala Bird Sanctuary is located just around 15 km from Panvel station. You can take auto or ST bus to reach Karnala Bird Sanctuary from Panvel Station and St Depo. Shared auto rickshaws that carried around 6-7 passengers which you can also get. It cost us around Rs 10.00 per seat. The frequency reduces after 6 pm.

Getting Around Karnala bird sanctuary
Vehicles are not allowed inside the park. The only way to explore the sanctuary is on foot. Parking is little expensive but well-maintained.Rs 25 for 2-wheeler and Rs 100. for cars.

Best Restaurants Nearby
Hotel Fort View is a popular restaurant which is nearby to Karnala Fort. The Village, Neel Kamal are good restaurants near by Karnala bird sanctuary.

Some Tips
Take sufficient drinking water along with you we suggest carry 2 liters of water per person. Carry an extra pair of clothes, good trekking shoes and a haversack to put all these things. If you are going in rainy season then carry a rain cheater . You should also carry some snacks with you on the way up, like some fruits,biscuits or dry fruits.

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