For a journey fanatic, trekking at Karnala, as a part of Trek India, is like nailing Four targets with one arrow. You get to view a Chicken Sanctuary. You get two routes as choices for simple trekking or medium stage trekking. You get to discover two Forts, one at an intermediate peak, and the opposite on the peak. Lastly, you additionally get to expertise your justifiable share of journey, across the hills, rocks and forts of Karnala. What’s extra, you get to do all of this at a minimal of simply $Three per head!
Finest Season to Trek Karnala
The very best season to trek Karnala is between the months of June and September, which is the wet season in India. Trekking Karnala at the moment of the yr, makes it simpler and extra nice so that you can discover the hills and the forts, as a result of nice cool rains, which are inclined to preserve your physique and head cool. This fashion you can’t find yourself feeling exhausted and hot-headed in your means uphill. The rains additionally make the trek a little bit extra adventurous and trickier. It does not make the trek troublesome. Simply handle the grip you’ve got on the bottom with every step, and the remainder of it’s a simple means up and down.
Karnala Chicken Sanctuary:
The precise chook sanctuary spans a complete space of 4.27 sq. kilometres. It’s dwelling to over 150 species of resident and 37 species of migratory birds, who go to the sanctuary throughout winter. Two very uncommon birds have additionally been sighted at this chook sanctuary. These are the birds, Ashy Minivet and Malabar Trogon.
Trek Length, Charges & Trekking Teams:
On a median, for those who set out at 7:00 am within the morning, from Panvel station (1 hour by prepare from the closest station to Mumbai Airport in India), you possibly can count on to finish your trek and return to Mumbai Metropolis, by 5 pm within the night. From Mumbai Airport, it may cost you 40 cents for a return ticket to Panvel station. From Panvel Station, any native trekking membership like “Eager Venturers & Trekkers” or “Wild Rangers“, or an array of different such teams, may be chosen from, to execute your Karnala Trek.
You would possibly must do a web-based seek for these teams, and register prematurely, based mostly on their timetable and the date on which any of them have scheduled, for the Karnala Trek. These trekking teams are non-profit teams led by certified and senior IT professionals, Medical doctors, Attorneys and so on. These teams are keen about trekking, and are professional trekkers, conducting proactive trekking since years, across the difficult terrain of the state of Maharashtra, in India.
The Karnala trek could value you between $Three to $10, based mostly on whether or not the trekking group presents to offer morning snacks, or snacks within the morning and night, or lunch with morning and night snacks and so on. The price is usually inclusive of at the very least: The price of journey from Panvel station to the foothills and again, and at the very least a morning, or a night snack.
Extra Info on Private Expertise of the Creator at Karnala & Photos taken in the course of the Karnala Trek:
To view my first-hand expertise throughout a trek to Karnala, and to view photos of the identical, you possibly can learn my weblog put up on a Karnala Trek, during which I participated, in June 2011 at: http://photographer-arrnica.blogspot.com/2011/06/blog-post.html.