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Day trek to Karnala fort
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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Rs. 800
Treks and Trails India
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Per Person
Rs. 800
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  • Duration in Days
  • 10
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    Group Size
  • 14
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Cultural (2)

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  • Trip introduction

    On this day trek to Karnala Fort, climb your way high on top of a hill, and enter a protected fort which was once ruled by the Mughals, the Marathas and the Peshwas. The view from Karnala Fort is spectacular, overlooking the Bor Pass, and the thickly forested slopes all around. The fort has a fascinating structure, with a pinnacle that juts out, long ramparts that stretch out and give you many scenic view points, and the ruins of the fort that lend it a historic feeling. Look around and all you can see is far stretched views of beautiful forests and mountains.


    The Karnala fort is beautifully situated on top of a hill, within the Karnala bird sanctuary. This is a protected area, and attracts bird watchers and naturalists from the region all the time. The fort combines two forts, with one lying lower than the other, and with iron railings at the top to make it safe for climbers. The trek to Karnala fort also gets you great views of other forts such as Prabalgad, Manikgad, Chanderi Fort and others. There is a Bhavani temple at the bottom of Karnala Fort, which can be visited by the trekkers and locals.

    Destination highlights

    • Trek to Karnala Fort and explore the ruins of an historic fort.
    • Get a peek into the Marathi and Persian inscriptions at the fort.
    • Trek through the Karnala bird sanctuary.
    • Get a view of the surrounding forts from the top.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    Travellers are required to adhere to the instructions of the trek leader during the trek to Karnala Fort.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Consumption of liquor, drugs, tobacco products and cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the trek to Karnala Fort.

    Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 3 days or more before departure of the Karnala Fort: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made 0-3 days before departure of the Karnala Fort: No refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting any transaction charges.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    A basic level of health and fitness is required to book this trek to Karnala Fort. If you have any cardiac or respiratory conditions, or suffer from knee or spinal problems, please inform the tour operator and consult your doctor before booking the trek to Karnala Fort.

    Travellers will be required to bear any additional costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap or accident during the trek to Karnala Fort.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Panvel railway station
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    Drop off point
    Panvel railway station
    Mode of transport
    Tumtum/state transport
    Start point
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    End point
    Time of departure
    07:00 AM
    Time of return
    07:00 PM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    3 hrs
    Total distance covered
    10 kms
    Start point elevation
    1500 ft
    Maximum elevation
    1500 ft
    Minimum elevation
    98 ft
    Average per day distance
    10 kms
  • Trek to Karnala Fort!

    Make sure you get to Panvel railway station by 07:30 hrs. You'll take a tum-tum or state transport bus and arrive at the base of Karnala Fort by 09:00 hrs. Your trek begins here. Keep your eyes open for the many beautiful species of birds as you climb up to the top. The initial climb can be steep but it's a shaded and green path. You'll be taking frequent stops en route, and climbing at your own pace. After some time spent exploring the ruins of the fort, you'll begin your descent by around 13:00 hrs. You'll be dropped back to Panvel station. Your trip ends here.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    End point
    Day start time
    07:30 AM
    Trekking distance
    10 kms
    Trekking time
    3 hours
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  • Includes / Excludes

    • 1 veg breakfast
    • Transport from Panvel-Karnala-Panvel via tum-tum or ST vehicle
    • Sanctuary entry fee
    • Operator fees
    • Emergency medical evacuation if required
    • Any kind of insurance
    • Camera fees
    • Lunch
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Good trekking shoes
    • Jacket
    • Full sleeves cotton t-shirt
    • Full-length trousers or track pants
    • Dry fit clothes
    • Dark and dull coloured clothes are preferred
      What not to Wear
    • Avoid clothes that will not offer you any protection from sun and insects, such as shorts, etc.
    • Do not carry handbags or jholas or sling bags.
    • Any valuables, ornaments, jewellery etc
    • Avoid wearing perfume on this trek

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Technical equipment needed for the trek, if any.
      You need to get
    • Backpack
    • Water bottle (3lts)
    • Ready to eat food, and dry snacks
    • Glucon-D powder
    • Personal medicines
    • Torch with a spare set of batteries
    • Jacket

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.
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