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.
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.