Karnala Bird Sanctuary, Panvel: How To Reach, Best Time & Tips

Karnala Bird Sanctuary Tours & Activities

About Karnala Bird Sanctuary

If you are a nature lover, this bird sanctuary will be the best Panvel tourist place for you for its admirable assortment of exotic plants and over 200 species of native & migratory birds. You can choose from interesting trails like Hariyal and Mortaka nature trails to sight birds like Malabar Lark, Small Sunbird, Nilgiri Woodpigeon, Slaty Legged Crake, etc. Over 30 varieties of migratory birds like Bluethroat, Ashy Minivet, and Red-breasted Flycatcher visit the sanctuary each year. 

Don’t miss to see the colourful butterflies as you walk amidst the beautiful wilderness. If you visit during the monsoons, you can see many small ravines bubbling over with water accentuating the beauty of the sanctuary much more. The sanctuary also houses the ancient 12th-century Karnala Fort, which is a must-visit.

Essential information:


Location: Karnala Village, Raigad District, Maharashtra.

Best time: July- August, and October- February. 

Timings: Every day 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Price: Entry fee per person: Rs. 35, Camera charges: Rs. 100
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