Informative Karnala Travel Guide

Trust if you are looking for a suitable gateway near Mumbai, Karnala is one of the best places to visit. It can be described in one word as a refreshing break from the hustle bustle of the metro city. This travel guide to Karnala specifies all the relevant factors and parameters of how to reach Karnala and the tiny bird sanctuary at Karnala in Raigad district. It is wellknown for existence of around one hundred fifty resident birds and about forty migratory bird species. Other attractions of the destination are the ancient fort located on the top of a hillock with a thumb shaped pinnacle which is the unique landmark of the region.

Panoramic Resort, Karnala near Panvel
Karnala can be reached from Mumbai by NH 17 which is also referred to as Mumbai Goa road. Karnala bird sanctuary is just sixteen km from Panvel, which is the major historic city having many historical and tourist places in its vicinity. Karnala bird sanctuary is located at a distance of fifty five km from Mumbai, fifty one km from Thane and seventy two km from Borivali in the western suburbs. Pune to Karnala bird sanctuary distance is one hundred and nineteen km and can be travelled by NH 66. There are state transport busses as well as auto rickshaws plying regularly between Panvel and Pen. It takes around two and half hours to reach the bird sanctuary from Mumbai.  Located in the mountain ranges of Western Ghats it is surrounded by many hills and Patalganga River which flows in the east of the fort. The dense vegetation of the region is classified as moist deciduous forests containing mango, koshimb, kalam and asana trees. A leisure walk through the jungles is the best activity, which may offer some exclusive views of the rich bird species available in the vicinity of the sanctuary. October to April is the best time to visit, which is supposed to be the migrating season of the birds. Weather of the destination shows hot summers and pleasant winters with medium rainfall. Winter brings many beautiful migratory birds to this region.

There are plenty of places to visit in Karnala and a few hotels at the entrance of the bird sanctuary as well as on the highway. If you are looking for a cheap and affordable place to eat and relax then Panoramic resort just 2.4 km from the sanctuary at a three minutes drive from the sanctuary towards Panvel is the most ideal venue. Our resort contended with every basic facility will offer you all the pleasures of enjoying a day in an identical ambience of the mountains.