Karnala Fort

Karnala Fort, Panvel

Karnala Fort
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Jayendra G
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Adventures joyful trek up to the top ..very happy... its a steep trek completed in two hours one way
Written 29 January 2021
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SSG
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Friends
Moderately difficult trek. Trail is clean and litter free.
Remember to carry enough water and snacks as there are no vendors after the first 200 m. The canteen run by ladies, right after you enter the bird sanctuary gate is highly recommended - esp the poha and vada pav.
No washrooms on the way either. So make the most of the washroom available right at the entrance.
Wear excellent shoes. It's quite warm throughout the year, with little tree cover on the way. So no need to carry jackets, even in winter.
The final leg, at the fort itself, does seem daunting. But it's worth it. Find a spot and sit down for a few moments of calm, eating your snacks and clicking some gorgeous pics
Written 13 January 2021
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VINITH.VIJAYAN
Thane, India105 contributions
we thought to visit this fort to bring in the new year but say a huge crowd without any covid safety protocols - so left
Written 12 January 2021
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Vinith Vijayan
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very crowded and not at all safe. no precuations were taken and hence we decided to leave the place. authorities should monitor these tourist places more strictly
Written 4 January 2021
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shrucos
Mumbai, India108 contributions
Family
On our first trip after Covid, on the way to Alibag we stopped by the Karnala bird sanctuary. We expected it to be shut due to Covid, but it wasn’t. The bird sanctuary has a lot of different trekking routes that go through the park. We didn’t spot any birds as such except the occasional chirping sounds and a few cages with parrots, peacock, kite,etc
The Karnala fort trek as the name suggests leads up to Karnala fort. I would grade the difficulty level as moderate as it is a steep climb up over the hill. It is about 2.5-3km one way and takes about 1 1/2 -2hrs to reach the top. Make sure you carry enough water with you.The path takes you amidst nature and the views from the top are refreshing. The fort was ruled by the British, Marathas and the Mughals at various times.
There is a canteen at the base in the sanctuary which provides decent Maharashtrian snacks and lunch. You can ask them to prepare some lemonade for your hike... trust me you will need it!
Written 1 January 2021
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prateekj
mumbai54 contributions
It has the same main entrance from the Karnala Bird Sanctuary and is closed due to Covid.

We drove as no information was available online.

Tip: The exit to the Karnala Fort is a side exit on the left, there is no signage so put on Maps and then take the exit. We overshot and had to reverse.
Written 27 September 2020
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Yohan P
Tel Aviv, Israel3 contributions
On a weekend, just take a rickshaw and enjoy the beauty of traveling on the old Mumbai Goa Road to this place.
Written 10 February 2020
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Manisha J
Mumbai, India143 contributions
Beautiful place to go on a hike especially in monsoon!As you go to the top one can see the ruins of the old fort.
Written 28 January 2020
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SKB
Mumbai, India31 contributions
Family
Visited the next day of Diwali with a family member and my son. Reached there by bullet by 12 and started trekking. It took three hours to reach the top and 2 hours to come down taking safety as primary concern for my 5 year old son. You will find rocks, long tree roots, snake holes in your path which makes the trekking adventurous. If you are lucky you can spot green snake which is very common in western ghats. Luckily We spotted it in starting of the climb. The management takes nominal ticket charges for visit and parking. A good initiative started there to reduce plastic waste that the number of plastic items you carry to the top must be returned with you otherwise they will take fine. One more thing is that you should carry sufficient amounf of water as you won't find it anywhere through the climbing. Overall a very good experience.
Written 2 November 2019
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JijuInduchoodan
Mumbai, India395 contributions
Solo
On behalf of exploring all of the forts in Maharashtra this fort also got place in my list. Just as usual Saturday,i woke up late and reached karnala by 3 PM only and trek to fort was allowed till 2 PM. Searched for nearby lodges and got a one night stay suitable lodge at shirdgaon. At that time itself i decided to visit this place tomorrow first thing. Had a good sleep and woke up at 5 AM. Started trek from base at sharp 7 and reached the top at 8.30. Nevertheless to say the climate was simply awesome and mesmerizing. As same as of every hill top fort all of the surrounding was covered with fog in the early morning. To my surprise i was the first guy on that day to reach the top at that early morning, and that too solo. The fort door was closed and i have opened it for the day and to the rest of the trekkers of the day. Various things made that trek more fruitful: cold breeze, drizzle over the top, snow cladded mountains and the calmness during the early morning. It was a good and memorisable day
Some useful informations
1. Catched local train to Panvel from Kurla
2. Will get share taxis, autos and local buses to karnala. All of them will stop just infront of the base camp.
3. Less options for staying and lodging nearby to the base camp and it is in a way good to the place.
Written 2 September 2019
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