Shirdhon Village Is Among The Lesser-Known Attractions Of Karnala

Karnala is an excellent blend of attractions, that can be explored during weekends and holidays. It is an ideal place to have loads of fun and indulge in some adventurous activities, such as, trekking. This region is easily accessible from Panvel, a historic city that was considered as a strategic location during the rule of Mughals, Marathas and the British. It provides access to many land and sea routes.

Shirdhon Village in Raigad
Tourists who plan to visit Karnala can arrive at Panvel early in the morning, and enjoy a good breakfast before heading to Karnala. The journey to this region takes about thirty to forty minutes. After exploring the Karnala bird sanctuary and the nearby fort, you can visit some interesting places that are located just a few kilometres away from them. Among these places is a village called Shirdhon. It is a place where a famous freedom fighter known as Vasudev Phadke spent his life.
Karnala Hills

He had trained in wrestling and revolted against the British rule during his days spent in this region. The wada or the traditional house in which this freedom fighter spent his life can be found in Shirdhon along with his memorial. Shirdhon Lake in the vicinity of the fort is another attraction worth visiting.

Interesting places near Karnala: Durshet

While planning a vacation in Karnala, tourists may feel the urge to explore some interesting locations in the Raigad district during their vacation. Among such places is Durshet, where travellers can enjoy a tranquil atmosphere and immense natural beauty in the form of dense forest cover, the enchanting Amba river, and the majestic Sahyadri mountains. Accommodation in any of the resorts near Panvel would enable them to visit Durshet and other popular attractions located close to Karnala.

Durshet in Karnala
A relatively unexplored destination, Durshet is a place where nature lovers would have a wonderful time. The presence of several rare varieties of birds attract many bird-watchers and wildlife photographers. One can also find plenty of butterflies fluttering around in the woods of Durshet. Couples can also enjoy their time spent in this region with romantic walks through the silent banks of water bodies, or a visit to the places of worship.

Bird at Karnala
Monsoons are the times when travellers can witness some beautiful waterfalls in Durshet. They also offer great challenges for enthusiastic trekkers, who are on the lookout for an adventurous trek. The adventure seekers enjoying their holiday in Karnala can also get to Durshet to experience the thrills of rappelling, rock-climbing and river crossing.