Total Trek Cost
 
Duration One Day
 
Cost M: Rs. 450/-*
  NM: Rs. 500/-*
 
*Cost per person
 
 
Trek Date 25/06/2016
 
Time 6.30 - 7.00 Am
 
Meeting Point Panvel station
 
 
Cost Includes*
 
Panvel - Panvel Travel by ST Bus/ Tumtum
 
Tea, Breakfast, lunch and evening refreshment
 
Entry Fees
 
Cost Excludes*
 
Personal Expenses
 
Camera Fees
 
Any kind of Insurance
 
Personal Car Parking
 
Small Info 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.

 
Time to Visit
Throughout the year from January - December you can visit
June - February Best season
 
Level : Easy   Height : 1440 feet ASL (Approx)   Type : Hill Fort
 
How to Reach : 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
 
 
 
 
Things to Do/Carry
   
Water Bottle at list 1-3 liter
 
Camera (Optional), Cell Phone must
 
Some ready to eat food. Cakes, Biscuits etc
 
Medicine those if u require usually
 
Extra Pair of clothes and towel
 
Good trekking shoes or Canvas shoes
 
Rain cheater for those who don’t want to wet
 
Advise to wear Track pant and T-shirt
 
 
Things to avoid
   
Wearing Gold and other ornaments
 
Chapels and sandals
 
Alcohol / Cigarette
 
Plastic Bag (if need protection from water)
 
Wearing Shorts, thin and tight cloths
 
Hand Bags
 
Overload bag and things
 
 
We also organize special trek for group / Corporate / Institute
 
 
 Motto
Safety, Trek, Teamwork, Adventure, Enjoyment, Exploration and Conservation
   
 Note:
Email /SMS Confirmation is compulsory with payment for booking with your details
   
Cost in INR and valid for Indian Nationals only
   

*The cost for per person
   
At the forest entry – point, All plastic bottles will be Counted & have to deposit some amount for the same. In case, if any participant member forgets his bottle in the sanctuary and couldn’t show it at the gate, he has to Pay Rs 100/- fine for the same.
   
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