Escape the urban chaos at a place where nature is at its best and the sounds that envelop you are only those of birds and the mild breeze sashaying through the trees. Watch the winged beauties during the day and nocturnal creatures once the sun goes down. The sanctuary has the Karnala Fort at its center.
A popular destination for trekkers and bird-watchers, the sanctuary is also a favorite for picnickers over the years. It is in the monsoon that the sanctuary truly comes alive when one finds here a vivid collection of such species as the Paradise Flycatcher, Magpie Robin and Malabar Whistling Thrushes – these being some of the most lyrical birds. During this time, the sanctuary turns a brilliant green, and dozens of little rivulets spring up and flow by.
There are some interesting trails that the sanctuary offers with the Hariyal Nature Trail being the easiest. This is only a kilometer long but offers a great bird-sighting experience. For those looking for a longer walk, the Mortaka Trail, which covers a length of 6 km through the sanctuary, is ideal. There is also an abundance of colourful butterflies darting through the air.