Kakinada is located 465 kilometres east of Hyderabad, the state capital of Andhra Pradesh. It is a beautiful port city situated on the Bay of Bengal. The Indian standard Time line passes through Kakinada. The city is home to India’s second largest mangrove forest and Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary. At Kakinada, it is very beautiful to watch Gouthami River, one of the triburies of Godavri River flowing into the Bay of Bengal.
Tourists come in large numbers to Kakinada as there are numerous tourist spots here. A small island called Hope Island, located around 5kms from Kakinada coast is a major attraction among tourists. The union territory of Yanam on the banks of river Godavari is highly visited by tourists. A replica of the famous Eiffel Tower, 100 m tall is also being built here. Ancient temples, mangrove forests and the beaches are regularly visited by tourists. Some other places worth seeing in Kakinada are the scenic locations of Godavari delta, the Jain temple, Corringa Wildlife Sanctuary and estuary, famous for protecting the critically endangered White-backed Vulture and Long Billed Vulture, Kotipalli Kotilingeswara Temple on the banks of River Godavari and Annacaram Satyanarayana Swamy Temple, the second richest temple of Andhra Pradesh after Tirupati temple.
Apart from all these places, Kakinada in general is very beautiful place as well. It feels serene to sit on the coast of Bay of Bengal and watch the waters for hours. Looking at the big ships harboring at the port is also an amazing experience.