The district is having 336 sq.kms of forest area and cover 32% over in district area. Its’ forest tourism has already carved a niche as one of the fastest growing segments of tourism statewide. It has become a means to promote forestry management and support local communities.
Traveling around the forest arena of this region aids tourists observe and interact with local plant and animal life in their natural habitats. The experience is beyond words and the intangible, psychological benefits of the visit are countless. Even those indifferent to forest life and nature will get the essence of these. Some of the most popular and highly fascinating forest covered areas are:
CORINGA WILDLIFE SANCTUARY: 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.