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July  2018
Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary
Andhra Pradesh, India

Board Walk / Canopy Walk
Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary has the Asia's second longest Boardwalk with 2.295 kms which
is made of the locally available wood named Anogeissus and without cutting a single tree.

Enjoy a walk in the natures lap

The old Boardwalk is 0.572kms.The Boardwalk is 4 feet above the ground, so that tourist will enjoy the wellness of Mangroves without touching the ground.

Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary is the second largest stretch of mangrove forests after the Sunderbans in west bengal, with 24 mangrove tree species, flaunting a unique ecosystem, flora and fauna, rare mangrove  species, as also otter, fishing cat, sea turtles etc.

The sanctuary has over 200 species of birds, of which 95 are  migratory birds from Eastern Europe, Central and North Asia, flying in  through the Central Asian Flyway. Close to 78,000 to 88,000 water birds  and 21 threatened bird species are located in the sanctuary, known also  as a ‘marine protected’ area.

Hope Island and Sacramenteo regions are  important nesting sites for globally threatened Olive Ridley turtles and  green turtles and also a viable site for over 200 breeding fin and shell fish species.

Kakinada's Bay of Bengal coastline having become a safe nesting centre,  what with the Forest Department and the East Godavari Riverine Estuarine  Eco-system Foundation (EGREE), a UNDP-GOI-Go AP and GoMEF project,  having jointly taken up conservation methods that account for targetable  progress.

During high tides, water enters the entire Boardwalk area and  the tourist feels like as if they are walking on the water. This is  particularly more enjoyable on Full Moon day(Poornima) and No moon day  (Amavasya). While walking on the Board, tourists can see Wildlife Creatures like Yellow Fediler craps, Mud Skipper, Some Molluscans. Apart from Ignits, Egren, Horam, Mynas, Ibiss, Storks, if the tourist is  really lucky he can see Fishing Cat, The Golden Jackal and also otters.

Boating is a way to see Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary at its best-with the birds and animals. Tourists can take the  boat journey from boarding point to the mouth of the sea or can opt for Mangrove creep ride.

Light House
Located amidst the mangroves, the lighthouse at Coringa, one of the  oldest in the country, is in a dilapidated condition. The lighthouse has  been abandoned for years. Once known as "Cape Cori", Coringa was built  by the British way back in 1759 and attained fame internationally for  ship building, repairs and maritime trade.

Watch Tower
40 Meter High Watch Tower provides an excellent birds eye view of the Corijnga Wildlife Sanctuary.  Climb it and get excellent view of the dens Mangrove Forest.

You can sight the unique Mud Skippers. Mud Skippers are intresting animals and are called as the Living Fossles i.e.the connecting link betwwen the fish and the amphibians.

Macha The Fishing Cat
Macha the Fishing Cat, the official mascot for Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary in Andhra Pradesh. Coringa is one of India's largest contiguous stretch of mangrove forests and hosts the largest population of Fishing Cats in the country.

Macha the Fishing Cat proudly endorses Coringa to visitors as a life-size sculpture!
How to Reach
By Air: Rajahmundry is the nearest airport. It has direct flights from the major  cities and connecting flight from others. From Rajahmundry to Coringa, cabs  can be hired, the drive would take anything between 1-2 hours.
By Rail: Kakinada is the nearest railway station about 20 kms  away from Coringa. Taxis and state buses are available to the  sanctuary.
By Road: 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.
From Hyderabad its an overnight journey by train or bus. Has a distance of 520 Kms the drive would take 8 hours.

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
When to Visit
October to June is best time, but can be visited any time to Reconnect with Nature.

Some of the wildlife  found in the wildlife sanctuary is Otter, Jackal, Estuarine, Crocodile  and Fishing Cat. The avian population of the Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary  includes Snipes, Ducks, Flamingos and Sea Gulls. The sanctuary nests the  olive ridley sea turtle in the month from January to March. Rare  species of plants, trees, shrubs and herbs are also find inside the  sanctuary.

Board Walk, Boat Rides, Jungle Safari, Bird Watching, Kids Play Zone are some of the activities tourists can engage here.

Where to Stay
The nearest town from Coringa is Kakinada having the best Hotels available at acceptable pricing. Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary, Andhra Pradesh provides Accommodation near Coringa.

AP Tourism also has Haritha Beach Resorts, near Kakinada is an ideal retreat for tourists who intend to explore   East Godavari. The beach resorts is a boon that offers tourists visiting Kakinada beach a perfect place for quality accommodation, food as well   as boating facilities at the resort's doorstep which makes it a trip to   remember.

Note: Visitors are requested not to carry any Plastic Bags or Plastic Bottles at Coringa as they pollute the environment.

Visitors should come prepared with full protection from Mosquitos while walking on Board as the place has plenty of mosquitos.

Welcome to Coringa Wild Life Sanctuary, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Walking for 40 minutes each day is one of the best things you can do for your body, mind and for protecting overall health.

If you walk more, you improve your chances of a longer and healthier life.
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