One day Trek to Karnala Fort with Mumbai Mountain Hikers.
Karnala Fort is hill fort. It is situated in Raigad district. Its distance from Panvel 10KM and From Mumbai 65KM. Currently, it is protected by the forest department of Maharashtra. Karanala Fort is also famous as Karnala Bird Sanctuary. The fort was likely constructed before 1400, under Devagiri Yadavs(1248–1318) and the Tughlaq rulers (1318–1347). Earlier Karnala was the capital of the north Konkan districts. Shivaji Maharaj conquered it from the Mughals in 1670 by building breastworks as he advanced. After his death in 1680, it was taken over by Aurangzeb. After this, the Mughals occupied it for some time after which it in 1740 with the rise of the Peshwas of Pune it went to them. Karnala fort actually consists of two forts one at a higher level and other lower. At the center of the higher level is a 125 feet high basalt pillar. It is also called Pandu's tower. This structure was used as watchtower when the fort was occupied however now it is in a ruined condition. The presence of beehives also makes it difficult to climb and have resulted in at least one casualty in recent times. There is a water cistern which provides fresh water all year long. From the top, the forts of Prabalgad, Manikgad, Haji Malang, Chanderi fort, Matheran, Sankshi fort, Dronagiri fort, and Rajmachi are clearly visible.
Some Information about Trek; Type: Trek Height: 439m/ 1440fit Grade: Easy Endurance: Easy Fee: 600/-
Travel Schedule We’ll be boarding the below train from the nearest local station. Train timings are shared below for convenience:
Meeting Point: Panvel Railway Station at 07:30 am.
Itinerary 07:30 AM leave for Karnala Fort 08:30 AM Reach Base of Karnala Fort 09:30 AM Start ascending. 12:00 AM Reach on top Lunch and explore. 01:30 PM Start Descend. 03:00 PM Reach at Base. 04:00 PM Panvel railway station
Includes: Panvel-Karnala Return Transport Morning Breakfast Karnala Fort Entry Fee. Mumbai Mountain Hikers Expertise First Aid
Exclude: Karnala Fort Deposit if any. Camera Deposit Lunch Anything which is not mentioned above Any type of Forest Department fine for any inappropriate work.
Things to carry Some ready to eat food like- plum cakes, fruits, chocolates, biscuits, Lunch, etc 2 Liters of water must Good trekking shoes Extra pair of clothes, socks optional Cap, Camera as Optional 1 packet of electrol, enerzal, glucon-D Medications if required for individual Avoid wearing precious ornaments on an event, if possible And a haversack or backpack to put all the above things to be carried, so hands are free to help each other while trekking. Sling bags / jholas / trolley bags etc not allowed on the event. Please pack accordingly.
Things Avoid Carrying: Avoid carrying Plastics Pack Food (Chips, Biscuits Packet, Bottled water, etc.) Camera Alcohol/Cigarette/Liter. Speaker.
Declaration: -Dear Participants if you are suffering from a chronic condition like asthma, bronchitis, blood pressure, migraine, diabetes, joint pain, fracture, ask advice to a family doctor before joining Trek/any adventure activity. -Before join event brings your needful medicine as per your doctor suggestion. -Adventure activity (Trekking, Camping, Rappelling, Cycling) can be the reason of Disability/ Death. -In case of any misshape happening; Mumbai Mountain Hiker/ any member of Mumbai Mountain Hikers will not be responsible. -All participant should be careful with the bag and own things. If anything misplaced group leader/ Mumbai mountain Hiker will not be responsible. -Any type of illegal activity, alcohol consumption, gambling, and smoking are kept away during and before the event. - Trek leader decision will be a final decision no argument will be entertain. - Please don’t garbage here and there on trek/event it is our home.