Karnala fort (also called Funnel Hill) is a hill fort in Raigad district about 10 km from Panvel city. Currently it is a protected place lying within the Karnala Bird Sanctuary. It was a fort of strategic importance as it overlooked the Bor pass which connected the Konkan coast to the interior of Maharashtra (Vidarbha) and was the main trade route between these areas.
Karnala fort actually consists of two forts one at a higher level and other lower. At the centre of the higher level is a 125 feet high basalt pillar. It is also called Pandu's tower. This structure was used as watchtower when the fort was occupied.
A perfect one day trek
One of the Unique fort in the Konkan region
Chance to see many species of birds
0600 hrs: Report at a pre decided place .
0630 hrs: Leave for Fort Karnala. En route Breakfast.
0900 hrs: Reach Base of Fort Karnala.
0915 hrs: Start the Trek.
1130 hrs: Reach top of Fort. Explore the Fort.
1200 hrs: Start descend from the fort
1300 hrs: Reach Base of the fort and leave for lunch at a restaurant
1400 hrs: Start descend.
1600 hrs: Reach Base of Fort.
1700 hrs: Leave for Pune.
1930 hrs: Reach Pune.
Best time to Visit: Monsoon and Winter