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Address: Mumbai-Goa Highway, Panvel, India

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Karnala Bird Sanctuary

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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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 

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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.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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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.

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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 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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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.

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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 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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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 

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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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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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