Places To Visit In Panvel

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Here are the top 8 tourist attractions to see in Panvel:

1. Karnala Bird Sanctuary

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11 km
from city center
1 out of 8
places to visit in Panvel

Karnala Bird Sanctuary is a major attraction to the visitors of Mumbai, Thane and other nearby towns. About one hundred thousand local tourists visit the sanctuary every year. Karnala acts as a heaven's hub for bird watchers. One may visit Nature Interpretation Centre and trek down to famous Karnala Fort as well, placed amid the sanctuary.
Karnala Pinnacle offers refuge to endangered species like the peregrine falcon, king vulture and the serpent eagle on the hill crest. 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.
Apart from being a place of interest to the naturalist, Karnala is strongly suggestive of martial history. Karnala Fort or the 'Funnel Hill' as it is called, stands 475 metres high. There are two engravings in the Fort, inscripted in Marathi and Persian.

2. Karnala Fort

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12 km
from city center
2 out of 8
places to visit in Panvel

Karnala Fort is a simple, beginner's trek on the Mumbai-Goa highway, at a distance of about 10 kilometers from Panvel overlooking a beautiful bird sanctuary. The fort at the summit is shaped as a funnel and a total wonder for photographers and nature enthusiasts alike.

3. Prabalgad Fort

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11 km
from city center
3 out of 8
places to visit in Panvel

At a height of 2,300 feet, Prabalgad fort , otherwise called Kalavantin Durg is situated between Matheran and Panvel and is part of the Sahyadri mountains.

4. Bet el Synagogue

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1 km
from city center
4 out of 8
places to visit in Panvel

In the midst of a mix of rapid urbanization and village economics, in the centrally located Tapalnaka on Mahatma Gandhi Road nestles a small bit of Israel.

5. Ballaleshwar

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52 km
from city center
5 out of 8
places to visit in Panvel

The Ballaleshwar temple of Panvel is part of the Ashtavinayak (Ashta, meaning 8 pilgrimage places of Lord Ganesha or Vinayak, the Hindu deity of letters and learning).

6. Manikgad Fort Trek

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20 km
from city center
6 out of 8
places to visit in Panvel

Manikgad Fort is located on a hill in Manikgad village. The fort is about 1,878 feet high and is impregnable from three sides. The upper part can be reached only from the south.

7. Chanderi Fort

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16 km
from city center
7 out of 8
places to visit in Panvel

Chanderi Fort, in the Matheran district of Maharashtra is a small trek with a fort at the center of it. A day long trek in the Kalyan area, is a breather for people from Mumbai and Pune.

8. Yusuf Meherally Centre

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15 km
from city center
8 out of 8
places to visit in Panvel

Yusuf Meherally Centre is a voluntary organization, which is registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 and the Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950.-

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What are the top sightseeing places in Panvel?

The top sightseeing places in Panvel are Karnala Bird Sanctuary, Karnala Fort, Prabalgad Fort, Bet el Synagogue, Ballaleshwar, Manikgad Fort Trek.

Can you suggest an itinerary for Panvel?

Day 1 - Start your day at 8:00 AM, and visit the Beth-el synagogue, a symbol of Jewish devotion and architecture in Panvel. Next, you should visit Karnala Bird Sanctuary, which is a popular tourist destination in Panvel, and a 27-minute drive from the Synagogue. Apart from the beautiful flora and fauna, the site is also very close to the high Karnala fort, which is a mute witness to some of the glorious days of the Maratha Empire.
Day 2 - The next day should be earmarked for a visit to the scenic beauties of Panvel. The first one on your list should be Kalavantin Durg, which is almost a 40-minute drive from the city of Panvel and is another custodian of the Maratha history. Or if you prefer, take blessings from the Ballaleshwar temple, which is a 1 and a half hour drive from the city of Panvel. Do take care that it is not a Tuesday or Thursday, otherwise, the crowd there might be too much to handle. By the time you have packed your bags, the adventures of Panvel won't leave your mind so easily.

How can I commute within Panvel?

About 12 passenger trains also stop here (Some being the Ernakulam-Nizzamuddin Duronto, the Konkan Kanya Express, and Mangalore Junction express). Buses, taxis and autos are also hugely available in Panvel, in addition to the local trains.
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