Coringa Sanctuary, India

Posted in India | June 2, 2011

Coringa Sanctuary is located not far from the Kakinada Port along the Bay of Bengal in the east Godavari. It is in the state of Andhra Pradesh. It is situated at a distance of about seventy kilo meters from Rajahmundry and twenty kilo meters from Kakinada. The sanctuary is known for its reptiles, especially the saltwater crocodiles here. The whole of the sanctuary area encompasses the Godavari River delta. Coringa Sanctuary has more than two hundred and thirty five sq kilo meters of area and is situated in the Mangrove forests part of the delta region.

The region was recognized as a sanctuary in July 1978 so that the mangrove forests here can be preserved. The sanctuary is one of the most famous destinations in Andhra Pradesh. It is visited by both Indian as well as foreign tourists.

Wildlife . . .

Coringa Sanctuary has a natural habitat that is suitable for salt water crocodiles. The water bodies in the forest are the lifeblood of the various habitats. There are a huge number of animal species on display including fishing cats, otters, crocodiles, jackals, estuarine and others. If you are a bird lover, there are a great number of bird species such as herons, pelicans, ducks, seas gulls, snipes, flamingos and storks here. There are more than a hundred and twenty birds that are available here. Rhizophora, Avincinia and Sonneratia Aegiceros are the main species found here.

Accommodation Options . . .

Rajahmundry Coringa and the Forest Rest House are excellent choices for accommodation.

General information . . .

Location . . .

Seventy km away from Rajahmundry and Twenty kilo meters from Kakinada in the state of Andhra Pradesh, (India). The state is situated in the south of India.



Area . . .

235.70 sq km


Attraction . . .

Reptiles, salt water crocodiles

The best times to visit . . .

Oct – May

Type : Wild Life Sanctuary

Category : Outdoor

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