Ranked 1 among Places to Visit in Kakinada
Ideal Time: 2-3 hrs
Easy to reach, Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary is the home to as many as 35 species of mangrove plants, 120 species of rare birds and innumerable species of flora and fauna. This sanctuary is famous for being home to the critically endangered white-backed vulture and long-billed vulture. It is easy to spot a sea turtle, seagull, estuarine crocodile, stork, heron among many other endangered species of fauna here. Coringa is known to be one of the favourites of eco-tourists. Take a boat ride to see the country's second largest mangrove forest.
20 kms away from Kakinada, this wildlife sanctuary is spread across 235 square kilometers. It is located in the delta region of Godavari and was recognized as a sanctuary in 1978 with the intention of protecting the rich species of Mangrove and wildlife that this regions is a home to. Coringa is famous for its salt water crocodiles and various salt tolerant species of flora like Avincinia, Rhizophora et cetera that it homes. 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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