Kakinada is one of the largest cities and the district headquarters of East Godavari district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is the most populated city of East Godavari district along with Rajahmundry.
Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary is the second largest stretch of mangrove forests in India with 24 mangrove tree species and more than 120 bird species. It is home to the critically endangered white-backed vulture and the long-billed vulture.
Shri Bhavanarayana Swamy Temple
Sarpavaram Bhavanarayana Swamy Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Temple is located in the Kakinada rural and is 500 years old.
Draksharamam temple was constructed by the East Chalukyan king during the 9th century. The temple also consists of one of the Shakti Peethas called Sri Manikyamba. The specialty of this Shiva Lingam in this temple is that the early morning tender Sun light falls on the Linga.
Pithapuram Kukkuteswaraswamy Temple
Pithapuram Kukkuteswaraswamy temple is a prominent Hindu temple with a storied history and several colorful shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Adurru Stupa is a popular Buddhist stupa believed to be constructed during the period of Emperor Ashoka and it was called "Mahakshetram". The Maha stupa has been declared as a protected monument by the Archaeological Department of India.
Uppada Beachis a wide shoreline and the gradual inclination into the water make it a safe beach. One can have a variety of activities at this beach. Shore activities like cricket, football, jogging, and trekking can be fun and rejuvenating.
Shirdi Sai Baba Temple
Baba is the god who preached at Shirdi all his life and performed numerous miracles to convince people that God exists. He healed people's diseases, provided moral and material comfort to his devotees.
Annavaram is located at the scenic locations on the hilltop towards the outskirts of the Kakinada city. This temple is a place which sees an immense pilgrim crowd every year. Apart from the fact that the place is sacred, tourists are also attracted to this place because of its immense natural beauty and panoramic views surrounding it.
It is one of the Shiva Pancharamas and one of 18 Shakti Peethas. It is famous as both Shiva kshetra and Shakti kshetra. Lord Bheemeswara Swamy and Manikyamba are main the deities here. This place is also called Dakshina Kashi.
Kotipalli is also known as Koti Theertham is located at the confluence of the river Godavari with the sea. This holy river which is very famous for its sacred water was brought by Gowtham Maharshi. If a person takes a bath in these holy waters of Gowthami at Kotipalli they will be purified from all kinds of sins.
Kakinada has a tropical savanna climate. The weather is hot and humid for most of the year. The hottest part of the year is late May to early June with maximum temperatures around 38°C to 42 °C. The coolest part of the year is January, with minimum temperatures around 18°C to 20 °C.