Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary
East Godavari District
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1 - Coringa Bay N Boating
Boating is available from the Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary to the mouth of Rive...Play Audio
2 - Wooden Walkway
Another major attraction in the sanctuary is the wooden walkway installed in ...Play Audio
3 - Flora And Fauna
Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary is mainly famous for the population of critically ...Play Audio
4 - Watch tower
There is a watch tower from where you can view the entire forest area. From t...Play Audio
5 - The end of the mangroves
The end of the mangroves marks the boundary between the sea and the river. Th...Play Audio
How to get there
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.
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.
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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Sri Veereswara Swamy Temple
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Sri Kukkuteswara Swamy Temple
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