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Material
 
 
Karnala
 At a Glance
Trek Karnala
Alias --
Type Hill Fort
District Raigad
Height above mean sea level ~ 1410 ft (~ 429 m)
Base Village --
Minimum Duration 1 day
Region --
Transport Kalyan to Panvel (road, 35 km)- Karnala base (road, 12 km)
Time to reach the top 1 1/2 to 2 hrs from base
Water Availability Water cisterns are available at the top
Best season to visit Any time except summer
Sights to visit Darwaja, fortification, Buruj's etc
Difficulty Rating Simple
Shelter Cave at the top, govenrnment rooms (Forest dept) at the base.
 Location
Karnala Pinnacle



Karnala is situated about 12 km from Panvel. Karnala fort actually is a part of "Karnala Bird Sanctuary" which hosts varirty of birds.
 
 Precaution
 1. Beehives are often seen on the pinnacle and Honey bee's, if disturbed, can be troublesome.
 
 Sight Seeing
Fortification

1. This is a very small fort, which probably was built to keep a watch on surrounding Kokan region. It's peculiar, thumb shaped pinnacle is a attraction for all.

2. Fort has 2-3 Darwaja's (Gates) in a good condition and bastions as well.

3. Fortification is in good condition in some parts of the fort.

 
 Note
   All references regarding duration of trek and transport are given with respect to Kalyan, which is about 50 km north-east of Mumbai.
 Contact
   cdeepan@gmail.com                        Deepan Ashok Choudhary
   abhijit.avalaskar@gmail.com            Abhijit Ulhas Avalaskar
   Last updated on : 1st Dec 2005