Prepare a short tourist leaflet about a visit to a Bird Sanctuary.
One of the attractive places within an hour’s drive on Bombay-Goa road is a small but exceedingly beautiful piece of forest- the Karnala Bird Sanctuary, occupying an area of 4.48 sq. km. this is the first sanctuary exclusively for birds in Maharashtra. It has two distinct seasons for bird watching. At the beginning of the monsoon can be seen Paradise flycatchers, Shama and Nalabad Whistling thrushes. The racket tailed Drongo is also found here. In winter many species of migrant birds like Blue Throat, Large Cuckoo Shrike, etc. can be seen.
Karnala Bird Sanctuary
How to go:
Nearest Airport is Bombay, 70 km.
Nearest Railhead is Panvel, 12 km on Diva-Panvel section of Central Railway.
Where to Stay:
Rest House, Karnala: Class I, 2 suites
Rest House, Karnala: Class II, 4 suites
Privet Hotels: Suman Motels, Ashoka, Sahara Bird View etc.
What to See:
The Karnal Fort: 475 m high.
The sanctuary is principally a bird sanctuary but one could also find panther, antelope, the common languor and African monkey here.