The Fabulous Picnic Spots Around Mumbai

Waterpark at Panoramic Karnala Resort
Residents of Mumbai city often plan a one-day picnic to one of the most serene and beautiful places in or around the city, far from the hustle-bustle of frenetic crowds. Among them are some waterparks around Mumbai that are supplemented with state-of-the-art rides and other entertaining elements. Weekend tourists from Mumbai also choose certain locations where they can get together with their entire family members and enjoy some fun activities with all of them.
 
Panoramic Resort in Karnala Near Panvel
There are a few destinations near Mumbai, which allow such individuals to enjoy vast expanses of beautiful natural surroundings and serene environs. Such picnic spots around Mumbai rejuvenate their minds and bodies, and are worth visiting during the weekends. One of these fascinating spots is the Karnala Bird Sanctuary, which surrounds the Karnala Fort and is close to Panvel city. As Panvel is connected to Mumbai by an excellent network of roads and rail, the weekend tourists would have no difficulty in reaching Karnala’s bird sanctuary. Popular among leisure travellers and bird-watchers alike, this sanctuary is spread over an area of 12.11 square kilometres.

Upon taking the path that leads to Karnala Fort through this bird sanctuary, one encounters this region's abundant flora and fauna. Popular bird species found in this sanctuary are Magpie Robin, Malabar Whistling Trush, Paradise Fly Catcher, Racket-tailed Drongo, and Crested Serpent Eagle. Best time for bird-watchers to visit Karnala Bird Sanctuary is the period from October to April. The hotels near Karnala bird park offer rooms and suites that have all the latest facilities that would make their stays pleasant and comfortable.

Along with numerous bird species, the sanctuary is also home to some wild animals and reptiles. Those who wish to explore the Karnala Fort can choose to hike further along the path. While staying in any of the hotels near Karnala Bird Sanctuary to spend their weekend, tourists from Mumbai can also visit some interesting places nearby. The Bhavani Khadageshwar Temple located in the nearby village called Devale is truly worth visiting during a holiday in Karnala. Another good place to explore would be a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, which is situated in Ambarnath.