Karnala Fort Trek

March 15 | 7:30AM
CST Mumbai
733 onwards
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Event Name: Karnala Fort Trek (Women's Day Special)

Total Seats: 35

Location: Panvel

Grade: Easy

Endurance: Easy

Approximate Duration: 1.5 hours

The Karnala Fort is one that was of great importance to some of the biggest rulers of the time, from the Yadavs and the Tughlaqs to the Gujarat Sultanate, the Nizam Shah of Ahmednagar, the Portuguese, Shivaji, Aurangzeb and the Mughals, the Peshwas of Pune and finally the British East India Company! An impressive clientele, don’t you think? But what made it so important to all of them? It overlooked the Bhor Pass, a trade route connecting the Konkan and Vidarbha regions. So, essentially, you’re going to be trekking to a fort that all these mighty rulers have fought to claim and hold on to, doesn’t that make you hit the Registration link already!

The fort is situated within the premises of the now Karnala Bird Sanctuary (keep an eye out, all you bird-watchers!), with plenty of greenery on the forest trail. The fort is at a height of 1440 ft., which translates into roughly a 1.5 hr ascent. It is an easy-level trek that is good for beginners while also interesting enough for the pros!

What to look out for:

‘Pandu’s Tower’, a 125 ft. high basalt tower which was used as a watchtower and is in ruins now. Beware of the beehives here!

A water cisten that provides fresh water, all year long and caves

The top of the fort offers a panorama where you’ll spot Prabalgad, Manikgad, Haji Malang, Chanderi fort, Matheran, Sankshi fort, Dronagiri fort, Rajmachi and a hazy view of Bhimshankar.


Bhavani Temple at the bottom of the fort


07:30 am : Meet Travel Trikon team at Panvel station Near Ticket Counter

08:00 am : Leave for base village

08;30 am : Reach Base village and have breakfast

09:30 am : Introduction round and Start the trek towards Fort

11:30 am : Explore the fort area

02:00 pm : Start descend from the fort

03:30 pm : Reach the base village and have tea/coffee

04:00 pm : Leave for the base village, reach station and catch the next tain for home.

Train Timings


06:00 CSMT

06:18 Vadala Road

06:29 Kurla

06:49 Vashi

06:58 Nerul

07:20 Panvel

From Thane

06:20 Thane

06:37 Koparkhairane

06:49 Nerul

07:12 Panvel

07:30 Assembly at Panvel Station near the ticket counter.


➔ Panvel to Panvel Travel by Local Transport

➔ Food: Breakfast

➔Bird Sanctuary Fees

➔ Trikon Trekking Expertise Charges


➔Train Ticket To Panvel and return


➔ Any personal expenses such as soft drinks etc.

➔ Anything other than the above mentioned inclusion


CST Mumbai

CST, Fort, Mumbai


Terms & Conditions

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