Ranked 1 among Places to Visit in Kakinada
Ideal Time: 2-3 hrs
Merely 22km away from the Kakinada Beach, Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary and estuary. It is home to as many as 35 species of mangrove plants, 120 species of rare birds and innumerable species of flora. This sanctuary is also famous for being home to the critically endangered white-backed vulture and long-billed vulture. Coringa is known to be one of the favourites of eco-tourists. Since it is an estuary, you can also get a stunning view where the sea meets the river.
20 kms away from Kakinada, this wildlife sanctuary is spread across 235 square kilometres. There are wide wooden bridges built through the dense forest lands that allow you to walk through the forest looking at Flora and Fauna. Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary is famous and well-known for its saltwater crocodiles and various salt-tolerant species of flora like Avincinia, Rhizophora and many more. The region also sees heavy growth of herbs and shrubs.
Air: The closest major airport to Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Rajahmundry. It has direct flights from the major cities and connecting flight from others. Cabs can be hired from the airport to the sanctuary which will take around 1-2 hours to reach.
Rail: Kakinada is the nearest railway station about 20 km away from Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary. Taxies and state buses are available from here to the sanctuary.
Road: Coringa is at a distance of 20 km from Kakinada and 70 km from Rajahmundry. Local cabs and buses are available to travel to and fro from the wildlife sanctuary.
Sea: Kakinada is also the nearest seaport.
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