We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Mumbai-Goa Highway, Panvel, India

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 28 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 10
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Durshet Forest Lodge

Durshet Forest Lodge is also known as Nature Trails resort. Take a train to Khopoli from dadar station on the central line. Since Khopoli trains are few you can take Karjat train... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
ajay2728
,
Mumbai (Bombay), India
via mobile
Add Photo

28 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Durshet Forest Lodge is also known as Nature Trails resort. Take a train to Khopoli from dadar station on the central line. Since Khopoli trains are few you can take Karjat train and from Karjat you can take Khopoli train. Check timings in mindicator on your mobile. Get down at Khopoli and take a ricksaw to reach the place. It... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Karnala Bird Sanctuary. Do not go by the name. You will not find much birds here. Yes some birds will definitely catch your attraction. This is also one of the best place for basic treckers and they can enjoy trekking here. Lets start our journey. From Mumbai go to Harbour Railway Station and catch a local train to Panvel. Get... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Mumbai
Level Contributor
29 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This fort is situated close to Mumbai with proper connectivity and basic facilities like parking space, approach paths, signage boards displaying history and pathways, resting places on the way and simple but good food huts. There are water cisterns atop the fort at the base of pinnacle. This feature makes this place a worth for family trekkers and bird watchers.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level Contributor
67 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

great place for bird watching and a hike up the fort. no maintainance by authorities. great in monsoon. the bombay natural history society holds bird watching camps here. beware of snakes in this area especially in monsoon.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Navi Mumbai, India
Level Contributor
15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Due to its proximity to Navi Mumbai, its one of my favourite place to take a quick escape. Good to spend some peaceful time with your family and good for bird photographers. If you have small kids, you may not trek the entire hill to reach fort. you can spend some quality time at the base itself. Kids will enjoy... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 9
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level Contributor
57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

A great place for trek and bird watching. You should visit Jan-Mar as you will be able to watch many birds and the weather shall be cool for a good trek. You can take road or train (via Panvel) to visit the place. Do carry water with you but avoid carrying plastic bottles/ bags.

Was this review helpful? Yes 14
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level Contributor
100 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

wether u r a professional trekker or jus a beginer, this is one trek u shud definitely do. Its an easy-medium level trek and will be v excitin for first timers. Atho its called a bird sanctury, but its difficult to spot a bird in the forest, however u can surely hearin der chirpin if u reach der by 7-7.30... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 10
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level Contributor
30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Karnala Fort is an ideal destination for trekking. We started at 6am from Central Mumbai and it took us little over an hour to reach the destination. Entry fee is Rs 35/- per person and car parking charges are Rs 100/- per car. Folks at the counter take a lot of time to issue the gate passes and tickets as... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
Navi Mumbai, India
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

It was a last minute decision to trek to Karnala fort with my 2 kids - 5 and 12. We reached at Karnala bird sanctuary just before noon - 2 hours later than the ideal time to start. None-the-less, we decided to take the trek and it was an unforgettable experience. It proved a good challenge to me and my... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I had not realized that the 3 km trek up on the hill to Karnala fort would prove to be such a challenge and an exhilarating experience at same time.It really tests your levels of fitness, endurance and perseverance. It is advisable to start the climb early in the day to beat the heat and humidity as the the day... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4

Travelers who viewed Karnala Fort also viewed

Panvel, Maharashtra
Panvel, Maharashtra
 
Navi Mumbai, Mumbai (Bombay)
 

Been to Karnala Fort? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Karnala Fort

Address: Address: Mumbai-Goa Highway, Panvel, India
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Maharashtra  >  Panvel

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Karnala Fort and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Thane, India

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Karnala Fort staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?