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Karnala Fort

Mumbai-Goa Highway, Panvel, India
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Panvel
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
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Navi Mumbai, India
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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

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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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

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We decided to trek the Karnala Fort due to its proximity to Mumbai. The trek entrance gate is just about 500mts after the Vitthal Kamat hotel. Entry fee for 2 persons + Camera charges + Car Parking costed us around Rs. 270. From the entrance gate, it took us about 1 hours and 45 minutes to reach at the top... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

A very tiring journey to the top, but worth the climb. As Suggested by the others as well, take a lot of water

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The view from the top of the fort is awesome though it is a good 2 hrs to get to the top. Avoid raining season as the path get very slippery and becomes difficult to climb or get down

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

30 minutes from Panvel station, Karnala fort is situated inside of Karnala Bird sanctuary. Height 1538ft. Difficult trek through jungle and steep hill which is treacherous. It takes 2 hours to reach top of fort. From there view is excellent. Can find small water well inside of the fort.

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Navi Mumbai, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Karnala fort is right outside Navi Mumbai at a distance of 15 Km (approx) from Panvel on Mumbai Pune Highway. The trek hardly takes 90 to 120 minutes to climb from the base. The woods are real thick at some places and ambiance is quite refreshing. The climb is difficult at some places as there are not well constructed steps.... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

It is my favorite fort, I climbed It for many times, I dont remember how many times, reason being it is nearest fort from mumbai, through out the way there is shadow, and excellent view from top... I am targeting to climb it in 30min,may be in couple of more climbs I ll do it. (God pls give me strength).... More

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

My friends and I visited for a one day trek to Karnala on the first of December 2013. We all had a memorable time trekking up Karnala. We left Pune for Panvel by the Pragati Express(we had to make a dash and only boarded the train with a minute to spare). We reached Panvel at around 10 in the morning... More

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Mumbai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

If you have to go, trek with a group but never alone or with your partner. Me and my wife were accosted by a group of hardened criminals near the fort (just when you cross the small temple). Valuable worth 2 lacs were looted. I could only manage to save my wife and my life. My built helped us for... More

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