Karnala Bird Scantuary
Location and Getting There:
State : Maharashtra
Distance : 61 kms S from Mumbai
Location : Just across the thane Creek and to the right 10kms from Panvel
Journey Time : By road 1 ½ Hrs from Mumbai
Route : Take Vashi Bridge to Panvel and then NH17 to Karnala
How to reach there?
By Car : From Panvel you can take the right turn on to NH17. After Palaspe Fata and Shirdun the entrance to karnala comes up to your left down 10 kms.
You can hire auto from panvel to karnala.
Karnala Bird Scantuary is permanent home to about 150 species of natural aviators. It is also temporarily visited by 40 spices to migratory birds. The best time to visit is November to February. You can see some birds in Monsoon also. But Birds are not the only attraction in these forests . you can see various types of trees and vines.you can examine how these trees make efforts to reach out for sunlight and supports its own little plant system of orchids, ferns, bracket fungi, mashrooms, creepers etc.
It is the home for some birds like Golden orioles, Red vented bulbuls, paradise fly catchers,hornbills, vultures, owls etc. In winter large no. of migratory birds comes here and make this place as their home. If you have pair of binoculars, bring them along for much better viewing.