6. Hope Island, Andhra PradeshHope Island is a 200 year old formation which was made by the sand drifting from a tributary of the Godavari River. This really small island is a tadpole shaped marvel, which protects the Kakinada harbour and city from several cyclones that Bay of Bengal throws its way. It is because of Hope Island that Kakinada has become the safest natural harbour in east India.Currently Hope Island inhabits only a few government buildings and fisherman shacks. The northern tip of it is called Godavari Point, which overlooks Bay of Kakinada and the Kakinada harbour. How to reach: Ferry from Kakinada Port. The city of Kakinada is the closest city to the island.