Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary

East Godavari District

Andhra Pradesh

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1 - Coringa Bay N Boating

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2 - Wooden Walkway

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3 - Flora And Fauna

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4 - Watch tower

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5 - The end of the mangroves

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Location

Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary is located 20 km south of the port city Kakinada, on the Kakinada-Yanam state highway, nestling on the deltaic branches of Gouthami and Godavari rivers at Kakinada Bay. It has extensive marshes and mangroves. During monsoon, the mudflats get submerged under 5 m of water. These large mudflats, which are subjected to cyclic influx and efflux of tidal water, play a vital role in attracting a large number of waders to this region. About 50% of the area is the backwaters which include a sand bar of about 20 km, running north-south. Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary is made up from Backwaters. A boat ride is available here for family to enjoy.

Two rivers, namely the Coringa and Gaderu, and their deltaic branches intersect the entire region, along with other water channels draining into them or directly into the sea. This forms about 33,570 ha of marsh vegetation. The Sanctuary is part of the estuary of River Godavari, and supports a rich growth of mangrove vegetation with halophytes such as Excoecaria agallocha, Rhizophora mucronata, Avicennia officinalis, Lumnitzeria racemosa, Ceriops decandra, Sonneratia apetala and Aegiceras corniculatus. 

Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary and estuary situated in Andhra Pradesh, India. Being the home to numerous species of plants and animals, Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary is 18 km from the city of Kakinada. A wide variety of plants, chirping birds and a fair population of golden jackal, sea turtle and fishing cat are tourist attractions. It is the second largest stretch of mangrove forests in India with 24 mangrove tree species and more than 120 bird species. It is home to the critically endangered white-backed vulture and the long billed vulture. In a mangrove ecosystem the water bodies of the ocean/sea and the river meet together at a certain point. 

How to Reach

Coringa is at a distance of 15 kms from Kakinada and 70  kms from Rajahmundry. Local cabs and buses are available to travel to  and fro from the wildlife sanctuary and Kakinada is the nearest railway station about 20 kms  away from Coringa.

Best time to visit

9.00 AM to 5.00 PM. Entrance will be closed at 4.15 PM. Boating Tickets will be closed at 4.30 P.M. Tuesday is Holiday. 

Amenities

There are a few budget as well as luxury hotels available for accommodation around Coringa. Most tourists stay in Kakinada or Rajahmundry. There are also guest houses maintained by the forest department available for booking in Kakinada and Rajahmundry.

 

Travel tips

The entry fee for eco-tourism is Rs. 10 per head for elders and Rs. 5 per child. Various boating packages are available that range from Rs. 400 to Rs. 2,500 per boat of a capacity of 20 persons.

 

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Places Nearby

Coringa-veereswara swamy

Sri Veereswara Swamy Temple

A leading shrine for vaishnavites there are two groups of temples here, located at the hillock one on each hillock. A short distance from the town itself, the two temples can be seen in a day.

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ketavaram_Rollapadu wild life

Kakinada Port

Time out should be taken to visit this, one of India’s finest minor ports. This combined with the natural location of the harbor and the shelter offered by the local environs.

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Hope island

Hope Island

Hope Island off the kakinada coast is located in the Bay of Bengal, a short distance  - 7 kms out. Hope Island is so named for providing a natural haven to sailors against the forces of wind and tide against the weary traveler. 

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Coringa-Uppada Beach

Uppada Beach

A major tourist attraction and boon to the city of Kakinada, the Uppada Beach area lays a short 5km bus ride away from the town center. Visitors will be impressed by its white rolling sands, gently sloping shore and clear, clean waters

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Coringa-Yanam

Yanam

Yanam is a small town located near the delta of Godavari River and is part of Indian union territory of Puducherry. Yanam is a former French colony, which became part of Indian republic in 1954. 

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Coringa-sri-kukkuteswara-swamy

Sri Kukkuteswara Swamy Temple

Sri Kukkuteswara Swamy Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and one of the oldest in Andhra Pradesh. It’s possible to reach by bus departing regularly from Kakinada, 22 km away. 

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ABOUT US

Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (APTDC) is a state government agency which promotes tourism in Andhra Pradesh, India. APTDC offers tour packages of Heritage, Nature, Adventure, Health and Rural tourism representing rich historical and natural background of Andhra Pradesh state.

Phone: 0866-2555524/0866-2555525

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This area is declared as the wildlife sanctuary in the year 1978. 

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The end of the mangroves marks the boundary between the sea and the river. The moment you leave the river and enter the sea, it feels like a new world opened before you suddenly.

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