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Karnala Fort

Karnala Fort is an ancient hill fort located in the district of Raigad in Maharashtra state. It is situated almost 12 km from the city of Panvel. Currently it is a protected place lying within the Karnala Bird SanctuaryThe structure has immense strategic significance as it is situated at an altitude of 1,440 feet (439 m) and offers a panoramic view of the Bor pass. The structure was primary built with stone. Karnala Fort was occupied by various ruling dynasties, such as, the Ahmednagar Sultanate, the Portuguese, the Maratha Empire and the British East India Company.

History of Karnala Fort

Karnala Fort was initially occupied by the Seuna Yadavas of Devagiri and Tughlaq dynasty. The region of Karnala served as the capital of the north Konkan districts of these respective empires. Later it was taken over by the Gujarat Sultanate. Eventually the fortress was occupied by the Nizam Shah of Ahmednagar in 1540. However, the structure was again conquered by the Gujarat sultans with the support of the Portuguese army under the command of Dom Francisco de Menenzes. It was then controlled by the Gujarat Sultanate but with Portuguese garrisons.

The Nizam Shah became angered after losing the fortress and thus attacked it with 5,000 soldiers. The Gujarat Sultans gave the control of the fort to the Portuguese and escaped to Vasai. The army of Nizam Shah was defeated by the Portuguese forces and the Karnala Fort remained under the control of the Portuguese. But later Karnala Fort and Sangli Fort were handed over to the Nizam Shah for an annual payment.

In the year 1670, Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj of the Maratha Empire captured the fortress by defeating the Portuguese army. However, after the death of Shivaji in 1680, it was occupied by Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. Later in 1740, the structure was conquered by the Peshwas of Pune. In the year 1818, Karnala Fort was attacked and seized by the army of the British East India Company under the command of Colonel Prother.

The fort at Karnala comprises of two separate fortresses. One of the structures is located at a higher level and the other fort is situated in the lower level. There is a basalt pillar located at the centre of the higher level. It is around 125 feet in height and is known as Pandu`s tower. The structure was actually used as an observation tower to watch for enemy attacks. Presently this building is in a state of ruins. There is also a water reservoir in the premise that supplies fresh water throughout the year. The forts of Rajmachi and Prabalgad can be viewed from the summit.

 Duration & Trek Date

Duration One day
Date 7 July, 13 July
Leaving Date & Time Panvel station | 7.15 am
Level : Easy - Medium
Height : 1440 feet ASL (Approx)
Type Hill Fort
Best Time to Visit Throughout the year from January - December you can visit but July - March is Best season
How to Reach By road:12 km from Panvel station its on Mumbai Goa Highway. Regular Buses from panvel ST Depot for Alibag, Pen you can get down karnala Bird Sanctuary stop. Autos and taxi also available but cost you more

By rail: From Panvel

Karnala has One main entry points: Nirgudpada
Motto Safety, Trek, Teamwork, Adventure, Enjoyment, Exploration and Conservation


 Trek cost


Mumbers   Rs.550/-*   Non _ Members   Rs. 650/-*

 Package Inclusive*

mmi_car Panvel Travel by Pvt Taxi/ Tumtum

Tea and Breakfast, Lunch

 Package Exclusive*

All personal expenses

Any kind of insurance coverage

mmi_car Personal Car Parking

 Itinerary For The Tour

Day 1 07.15m Meeting point at Panvel Station
07.20 am Travel By pvt. Vehicle to karnala
07.45 am Forest Entry and briefing round of introduction,
08.00 am Enjoy breakfast
08.30 am start the trek
10.30 am Reach the Karnala top & rest
10.45 am Explore Karnala
11.15 am Games
01.15 am Start Decending
02.45 pm Have lunch and spend blissful time
03.30 pm Explore Karnala base enjoy waterfall river
04.30 pm Start return journey to Panvel
05.00 pm Reach Panvel Station
05:15 pm Board train / Bus for respective places

 Things To Carry

Things to Do/Carry
Water bottle at least minimum 1 or more
Camera (Optional), Cell Phone must
Some ready to eat food. Cakes, Biscuits etc
Medicines as required
Extra Pair of clothes and towel
Good trekking shoes or Canvas shoes
Rain cheater / Poncho for those who don’t want to wet
Advise to wear Track pant and T-shirt
Things to avoid
Wearing Gold and other ornaments
Sandals / Slippers
Alcohol / Cigarette
Plastic Bag (if need protection from water)
Wearing Shorts, thin and tight cloths
Hand Bags
Overload bag and things

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Minimum Two day's advance booking mandatory for hassle free travel

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6 *The cost for per person

7 *The Cost may change if any change in Govt fees/park fees.

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 Terms & Conditions


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Registration will be on ‘FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS’ only.

2 My Mera India reserves the right to change/modify or terminate the offer any time at its own discretion and without any prior notice.


Kindly obey / follow the Tour/Team leader instructions

4 Print and leave a copy of this mail at home, with a friend or relative or inform about the event in case of Emergency.

5 If your friends/relatives coming with you on the trek please do inform them about the trek Rules above. We all are going for an adventurous and interesting trekking expedition, please Do Not misinterpret it as a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR, There will be ample of enjoyment but not at the cost of discipline.

6 We all are going for an adventurous/expedition and interesting trekking /expedition, please Do Not misinterpret it as a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR, There will be ample of enjoyment but not at the cost of discipline.

7 Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Trekking or any adventure activity is potentially risky. For all these events you are at your own risk. Organizers are not responsible for any mishaps/accidents during the program. Or compensation in whatsoever manner.

 Who Can Take Part


Anyone can Join the trek/expedition (Filling up proper infomation form and payment)

2 It doesn’t matter if you’re male or female you're alone or in group no issue you can join the tour without any tension and fear.


Minor can join tour with proper permission from their home.


 Do's & Don'ts



  •   Carry clothes that will help you camouflage with the surroundings.
  •   Always carry original identity proof.
  •   Follow strict timings as given by your team leader to avoid delay in any activities and groupevents.
  •   Enjoy nature and surrounding area in the jungle while you in trek/expedition with your group.
  •   Always keep your phone on silent or airplane mode when entering trek/expedition.
  •   Also carry extra batteries, memory cards for camera
  •   Option to Carry Sunscreen (fragrance-free).
  •   Always remain in group
  •   Your guide/mentor/leader know the area inside the routes better than anyone, so do co-operate with     them.
  •   Always respect your local and their knowledge about the routes during the trek/expedition.



  •   Do not litter in forest and surrounding areas.
  •   Do not throw anything in the route.
  •   Do not wear brightly colored clothes or apply any kind of perfumes or deodorants.
  •   Never feed any animals.
  •   Do not play any loud music in vicinity of the trek/expedition area.
  •   Do not argue with any person like forest guards, guides, locals or even travellers from another group     during the trek/expedition.

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