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Karnala Fort

Address: Mumbai-Goa Highway, Panvel, India
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Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Panvel
Type: Ancient ruins, Sights & Landmarks
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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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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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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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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