I am Karnala Bird Sanctuary, a relatively small bird sanctuary located within a short driving distance from the city of Mumbai and will offer you an exciting yet refreshing break from the big city life. Tourists, nature lovers, bird watchers and wildlife enthusiasts not only from Mumbai, but from all over the country find me a wonderful sanctuary to visit.
I am located in the mountain range of Western Ghat and surrounded by numerous hills that offer stunning landscapes to watch for. Karnala Bird Sanctuary is also a trekker’s paradise as climbing the hill my dense vegetation can truly be a wonderful experience as you will be rewarded with some stunning views of the Sahyadris.
Though region wise I am pretty small and cover only an area of 12.11 square kilometers, but along with 37 different species of avian migrants I am also home to 150 resident bird species. The greenery surrounding the Karnala Fort is simply outstanding and most photogenic and while climbing the fort you will across many different bird species in their natural habitat. River Patalganga flowing towards the eastern side of the fort adds more beauty and charm to the entire area.
I am a forest of Koshimb, mango, nana, kulu, kalam, asana, umbar and teak that are favorable for the large variety of bird population. A casual walk through the forest will fill your heart with immense joy. The migrating season is from October to April and thus is the best time to visit Karnala Bird Sanctuary, because you can watch more than 140 different bird species flocking my tree tops.
Though I am primarily a bird sanctuary, but I still boast of many interesting forms of wild life, such as, four-horned antelope, wild boar, common langur and the muntjak. Bird watchers visit Karnala Bird Sanctuary twice a year, once during the monsoon and then in winters for different bird species. So come visit ne from October to March.