Getaways Mumbai to Karnala - 70 Kms
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Located in - Maharashtra
Distance from Mumbai - 70 km approx.
Hours by Road - Around 1.5 hours
Best time to visit - Throughout the year
Karnala is another destination in the Raigad district of Maharashtra and a scenic place of visit during the weekends. Tourists come from Mumbai via Panvel to this town. The surrounding forests and mountain ranges form the main habitat for several wildlife and bird species besides being a haven for nature lovers. The variety of trees here includes mango, kulu, teak and asana. The place is also apt for trekking.
What to see in Karnala The Karnala Fort is the main attraction of the region. This is a protected site and overlooks the Bor Pass that connects to the Konkan coast. There are two levels of this fort of which the higher one was used earlier as a watch tower and also called the Pandu's Tower. The Karnala Bird Sanctuary is best accessible from Panvel and is part of the fort here. It is home to nearly 150 species of birds and the migratory birds are seen in the winter.