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Mada Forest - Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary

The Mada forest - Coringa wild life sanctuary is named after a tiny village Korangi in East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh. A part of Godavari Mangroves was declared as a wildlife sanctuary. There are thirty five plant species like Nalla mada, Tella mada, Vilva mada are present in this sanctuary. Apart from these animals, mangroves invariably attract large populations of birds which feed on various organisms occurring in the mangrove forest and in the Bay of Bengal sea back waters. Over 120 species of birds are reported and among them the following are the common birds found in the Sanctuary.

Mada-Forest Images

Tourist Attractions

  • Second largest mangrove forest in the country
  • Estuary formed by Tulyabhaga river, distributary of the Godavari
  • A walk in the forest is an experience to remember
  • Soak in the greenery, freshness, peace and stillness of the forest
  • beautiful sight to see on boating in the river, bound on both sides by mangroves
  • A variety of flora - fauna
  • Boating till the meeting point of Tulyabhaga into Bay of Bengal
  • Old light house belonging to the British period
  • Watch tower at Sanctuary office to view the entire forest streched for miles
  • Tidy waves and blue waters of Uppada beach (15 km from Kakinada)

Where is Mada Forest

Mada Forest is located near Chollangi village which is near to Kakinada town in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh state, India - 533001.

How to Reach

Mada forest and Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary located near the village Chollangi on Kakinada - Yanam road, about 15 kms from Kakinada town

  • Distance From: Visakhapatnam - 165 km, Vijayawada - 218 km, Rajahmundry - 70 km, Kakinada - 15 km
  • Nearest Airport: Visakhapatnam, Rajahmundry
  • Nearest Railway Station: Kakinada
  • Nearest Bus Station: Kakinada
  • Transport: Kakinada town is well connected by road and Nearest Railways. From Kakinada hire a vehicle till Chollangi peta village (15km), which is near to Coringa wildlife sanctuary. Frome there reach sanctuary and walk for 1km via beatiful forest to reach boating point.

Where to Stay

There are budget to star hotels available at Kakinada town.

Best Season & Time to Visit

For the people, who interested in watching migratory birds, November-December is the best time.

What to Eat

  • The famous Kakinada Kotayya Kaja sweet
  • Local fish curry & other dishes of fish
  • Don't miss Kakinada’s all time favourite Subbayya Hotel for Andhra meals as Lunch and Dinner.


Uppada Sarees - Uppada is a small village near Kakinada town. The handloom sarees made here are very famous among southern states of India. These sarees can be bought in Kakinada town also. So your shopping cart must include Uppada Saree

Things to Take Care

The Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary opens at 9 AM.

Visiting Places nearby Kakinada