Time Required : 2-3 hrs
Entry Fee : Adults: INR 10,
Kids: INR 5,
Boating prices vary depending on the number of people.
Timings : 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Closed on Tuesdays)
Merely 22km away from the Kakinada Beach, Coringa is a Wildlife Sanctuary as well as an 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 among 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: Rajahmundry is the nearest airport. It has direct flights from the major cities and connecting flight from others. From here to Coringa, cabs can be hired, the drive would take anything between 1-2 hours.
Rail: Kakinada is the nearest railway station about 20 kms away from Coringa. Taxies and state buses are available form here to the sanctuary.
Road: Coringa is at a distance of 20 kms from Kakinada and 70 kms from Rajahmundry. Local cabs and buses are available to travel to and fro from the wildlife sanctuary.
Sea: Kakinada is also the nearest seaport.