Junglelore trip to Karnala Bird Sanctuary Korlai Fort Sagargad 4-5th July 2009
We would like to invite nature loving & like minded people like you on 4th & 5th July 2009 for a Sea fort trail to Fort Koralai , Sagargad & Karnala Bird sanctuary near Alibaug. We are sure that this trekking experience would be a memorable one for both you and "Jungle Lore"
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Karnala Bird Sanctuary
Karnala Bird Sanctuary is 60 km from Mumbai, on the Mumbai-Goa Highway, NH-17. The resident bird and animal population can be seen at any time of the year, especially the monsoons, while the best time to see migratory birds is from October to April. Karnala is a tiny sanctuary, barely 4.8 sq km, home to over 150 resident bird species and about 37 types of avian migrants.
The monsoons rouse a number of feathered musicians, amongst them the paradise flycatcher, magpie robin and the malabar whistling thrush. This is the season when the stillness of the forest is ruffled by the melodies of these songbirds, and the antics of the racket-tailed drongo as it mimics the calls of other birds.
Karnala Pinnacle offers refuge to endangered birds like the peregrine falcon, king vulture and the crested serpent eagle. The four-horned antelope, wild boar, common langur, African monkeys and the muntjak or barking deer are amongst the commonly seen wildlife, while the leopard is spotted rarely
Korlai Lighthouse & Fort:
A few kilometers from Alibag, enroute Murud, lies the beautiful Korlai village. The Korlai fort Lighthouse station is about 2 km north from the village. The lighthouse tower has been constructed on the slopes of Korlai hill. On the summit exists the Korlai fort built by Portuguese in 16th century. The Portuguese had occupied Korlai hill and surrounding coast line during 15th century. The fort served as important surveillance point.
Vestiges of the Portuguese occupation are manifested in the distinct dialect of the Korlai village inhabitants which is a combination of Portuguese and Marathi called Kristi. A short climb to the top gives a breathtaking view of 180 degree view of Arabian sea.
Sagargad also known as Khed Durg lies in the Alibaug Region. The Sagargad fort can be accessed for Alibaug, a prominent town on the konkan coastline. This fort can be seen from the Alibaug-Pen road and is identified by Vanartok Pinnacle a quite a regular climbing spot amongst the Sahyadri climbers.
A 200 feet waterfall and Siddeshwar Ashram are places that make this trek special before we reach the summit to complete an easy, scenic monsoon trek. Trekkers can look forward to walks through beautiful dense Sahyadri vegetation and fabulous views of the Konkan thickets here.
Meeting Point-At 7.00 AM near Swami Narayan Mandir Dadar (E) on 4/7/2009 Departure – 7.15 AM Sharp -Reach Karnala Sanctuary by 9.AM . -Post Lunch Leave for Korlai -Visit Light House and Sunset at Korlai -Return to Nagaon for Night Stay -On 5th July , leave for Sagargad -Visit Waterfall, Ashram and Pinnacle view point -Return to Bombay by late evening
Cost - 1650/ - per person
Cost includes travel by chartered bus (Dadar to Dadar), All meals for 2 days , Mineral water bottle. Stay @ Nagon near Alibaug