TrekRoots Pune Fort Karnala and Bird Sanctury 13th July 2014.

Details of Fort Karnala:-

Height from sea level :- 2500 ft.
District :- Raigad
Type:- Hill fort
Difficulty :- Easy

What to see on fort?
1)Karmaidevi temple
2)Caves with Water Cisterns
5)From the top of the fort we can see Prabalgad, Irshaalgad, Dhaak and forts of Rajmachi
6) Bird Sanctuary

History Timeline:-

The history of the fort is also interesting. Till 15th century the fort was under Nizamshahi rule. When Shivaji wanted to capture the fort, his army initially surrounded the fort. They built temporary obstructions and continued to attack. After a few days, they captured the fort. After that the Moguls, the Angres and Peshwas ruled the fort. In 1818, colonel Prother of the British captured it. Finally the tricolour was furled here. However the cisterns here show that the fort is ancient and dates back to 12th century.

The inhabitants are the tribal Adivasi people, who represent a simple living and a life full of struggles. The art of these people is worth, and they still have preserved their tradition. Their paintings are called “Warli” paintings, and are worthy of appreciation. Their life is simple and still they adopt conventional methods of earning. A movie in Marathi was featured on the folks, which enabled many to know about the people and their culture.

Bird Sanctuary

The bird sanctuary is situated near the region of the fort. The sanctuary covers an area of 4 km. More than 150 species of birds have been observed here. These include Malabar Whistling Thrush, Paradise flycatcher, varieties of kites, owls and bulbuls, Maina, Ayora, Shaheen Falcon and many more. Bird watchers should be alert and should roam in small groups, or the birds may not be seen. Muniya and parrots have been caged here. Animals like porcupines, rabbits, monkeys, etc. are found here. Some rules like prohibition of fire and no injury to any wild animal are to be followed strictly


Dep. from Shaniwar Peth, Pune on 13th July 2014 (Sunday) at 6.30 AM (Morning) by Private Vehicle.
Pick Up Points:-
1) Cosmos Bank, Near Omkareshwar Temple, Shaniwar Peth
2) Shimla Office
3) University Circle
4) Symantec Office Chowk, Baner Road
5) Sadanand Hotel
6) Hinjewadi Flyover

We will reach Karnala Fort Via Panvel by 10.00 AM
We will Take a tea-breakfast on the way.
Climb the fort in 1.5 hours , visit the fort. Descend the fort and reach the base .
Visit Karnala Bird Sanctuary

Explore naneghat, nanacha angtha and start back for Pune and reach pune by 9.00 PM

Individuals should carry:- water bottle, torch, dish, glass, spare dress. wear trekking shoes & have a ruck-sack

Note:- Avoid Deo-Sprays in Jungle as it distracts Wild Animals as well as Honey Bees. Also While on fort dont make loud noise, it will provoke beehives.

Other Details:
Contribution for the trek is Rs.750.00 per person which includes Transportation from Pune to Pune & tea, breakfast & Lunch costs.

Please confirm with full payment by Friday, 11th July 2014 by 7.00 pm.

Net-banking option available to Trekroot’s account . For that please confirm on or before Thursday 10th July as it take different times with different banks to register payee.

Interested Individuals please contact on the given mobile numbers

Vishakha Adkar :- 09503556565
Purushottam Thakar :- 09822355227

Warm Regards,
TrekRoots, Pune

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