Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary, Kakinada

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Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary and estuary situated in Andhra Pradesh, India. 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.
Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary is 18 km from the port city of Kakinada, on the Kakinada-Yanam state highway in Chollangi Village, nestling on the deltaic branches of Gouthami and Godavari Rivers at Kakinada Bay.
It is located between 16°-30' to 17°-00' N latitudes and 82°-14' to 82°-23'E longitudes.
The sanctuary is a part of the Godavari estuary and has extensive mangrove and dry deciduous tropical forest.
About half of the area is the backwater, which includes a sand pit of 18 km length. The rivers Coringa and Gaderu and their deltaic branches intersect the region, along with other water channels. This forms about 335.7 square km of marsh vegetation.
The average temperature of the region is 17 °C to 40 °C.
Average Rainfall is greater than 1,000 mm.
The Sanctuary in the estuary of river godavari has rich mangrove vegetation. There are thirty five species of plants belonging to twenty four families. The plant species that are commonly found are:
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  • I visited this place with my friends for the picnic. It is the thick mangrove forests and so many species of birds are there. And we can see the nests built for these birds. The main attraction is the...  more »
  • It's a great experience being here. I had been alone to this place. But really enjoyed the trip walking on the wooden bridge path in the deep forest by the side of sea. It's a must visit place. You mu...  more »
  • Visited Coringa wild life sanctuary on 19.01.2019. Nice place to visit.. timing's 9 am to 5 pm. To explore completely, visit in the morning session. What the bad thing I observed is lots and lots of of garbage, food items thrown on walk ways before entering the bird sanctuary, disposable plates etc.. horrible smell...But, after entering into the sanctuary security personnel will count plastic bags you carry and will take deposit for only get refund after showing the bags carried after your trip.. coming to sanctuary, you will find watch tower from where you can see how dense and how vast the mangrove Forest is.. after that you may have boat ride.. speed boat-160/head, slow boat 90/head.. I recommend slow boat ride so that you can enjoy the lush green mangrove Forest and different kind of birds.. later you can enjoy wooden walkways through the forest...that's it.. enjoy the trip!!
  • Best place to spend time with nature. Those who have habit of walking can happily visit the place. It will take around 3 to 4 hrs to enjoy this place. Ecspecially Boating. Boating costs only 90 per head.
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