Close to Mumbai, Karnala is the high spot for an incredible weekend. Karnala is also a birdwatcher's paradise and MTDC has rent-a-tent facilities so you can bird watch at spare time. Spot sunbirds, drongoes, orioles, babblers and the occasional male paradise flycatcher with its unusual silvery-white tail and colorful local bird type can all be sighted.
The best time is between November and February. The sanctuary is also abode to troops of monkeys and herds of deer. You might also get a glimpse of a panther if you are lucky!
One can also see troops of monkeys and herds of deer in the sanctuary. Panther is also found here but they are hardly ever seen. The MTDC provides proper accommodation facilities for a nice stay over here.
Within the park area there is a commanding fort, which was originally used by the Marathas for its strategic location. It offers a spectacular view of the countryside for miles around.