Karnala Bird Sanctuary, Navi Mumbai

Karnala Bird Sanctuary

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Rank 5
Ranked 5 of 24,
in Navi Mumbai
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6 Ratings & 5 Reviews

About Karnala Bird Sanctuary

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The Karnala Bird Sanctuary is located at a distance of 26 km from Navi Mumbai. Situated in the Panvel Taluka of Raigad District, it covers an area of 4.27 sq km. This bird sanctuary is situated at the bottom of the Karnala Fort and was established in 1968. There are more than 150 species of birds inhabiting this sanctuary and around 37 species of migratory birds.

At the beginning of the monsoon season, travellers can spot the paradise flycatcher with its fairy-like white streamers, the shama or the magpie robin and the Malabar whistling thrush. Two rare species of birds, namely Ashy Minivet and Malabar Trogon can also be seen at this site.

The sanctuary is situated on the Mumbai-Pune Highway connecting the destination with Goa and can be ideally visited between the months of October and April. The sanctuary can also be visited during the monsoon season.

Tourists can watch the racket-tailed drongo, golden backed woodpecker and heart-spotted woodpecker, among others. In the winter season, many migratory birds can be seen in addition to the resident birds.

The migrant birds include a variety of birds such as the blackbird, blue-headed rock-thrush, bluethroat, red breasted flycatcher and black headed cuckoo-shrike, to name a few.

Admission Fees:        INR15 (Children)
                INR20 (Adults)
                INR15 (Parking Two Wheelers)
                INR50 (Parking Four Wheelers)

What travellers are saying about Karnala Bird Sanctuary

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  • Best Time:  During Sunrise
  • Length of visit:  More than 3hrs
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5 traveller reviews for Karnala Bird Sanctuary

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Rohit Yadav

  • Tourist
  • Rohit Yadav
  • Lives in Kushinagar
  • 1 Review
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  1717 readers

"Nature beauty"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 28, 2016
The place is absolute beauty with its greenery and wildlife. The fort at the top of the mountain is also great, the place is clean. One can enjoy and feel the nature.
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Abhijit Amberkar

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  • Abhijit Amberkar
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 1 Review
  •  2024 readers

"Awesome trek to Karnala Bird Sanctuary with friends"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Nov 27, 2015
First trek experience to Karnala having tension of exams going to held about 7 days after but all tension was lost when reached this place. Awesome place, nature is what lives here, we got there in the morning at 11 and stayed there for very long time. We just wanted to experience the nature and we did that.
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Moiz Engineer

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  • Moiz Engineer
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 6 Reviews
  •  3148 readers

"Amazing getaway in the wild"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Sep 1, 2015
It is best short trip along with a hiking add on to this wonderful scenic place. It is must see for kids so that they can learn more about the nature. It is advisable to wear a good pair of shoes for hiking. Also please safeguard your valuable and stuff from monkeys. Food and herbal drinks a must to have. Overall a family trip to plan for a one day picnic.
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Rohit Kadam

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  • Rohit Kadam
  • 15 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  6610 readers

"Beware with the monkeys"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Aug 14, 2015
Grab the binoculars and head here to see the awesome birds. Just do not carry food as there are lot of monkeys here, they snatch food if you carry do not open until you get to the top.
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Prakash Tripathi

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  • Prakash Tripathi
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  3394 readers

"Natural place, good environment"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Nov 23, 2014
This place is specially for those person who love natural beauty. Superb place for enjoying holiday with family and friends. There is small bird sanctuary which have peacock as well as loving birds and there is very good natural environments. The karnala fort is situated at highest of the hill.
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