Konaseema : A little Kerela in Andhra Pradesh and the beauty of unexplored mangrove

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Indian East Coast may not boast of a lot of beautiful beaches but there are some really scenic deltas.

This was one of those trips where you do not plan much - just book tickets and leave. First destination was Razole in Godavari Delta. I got down at the Palakollu station and boarded a bus to Razole. After crossing the first distributary of river Godavari, entire view changed. There were huge, lush green paddy fields embanked with string of coconut trees.

Photo of Razole, Andhra Pradesh, India by Abhishek Kumar
Photo of Razole, Andhra Pradesh, India by Abhishek Kumar

I walked around this small town and then went to Antervedi beach in the evening. It wasn't crowded and the sunset was a delight :)

Antervedi Beach

Photo of Konaseema : A little Kerela in Andhra Pradesh and the beauty of unexplored mangrove by Abhishek Kumar

Next day, I boarded a bus towards port town Kakinada. On my way I reached a place named Yanam. The surroundings changed suddenly and I came to know that this well-kept,neat and clean town is a part of Pudaucherry Union Territory.

Before reaching Kakinada, I enountered highlight of the trip - Coringa Mangroves which is 12 KMs away from Kakinada. I got down the bus and was happily surprised to see forest cover. This area is well maintained with wooden walkways(a bridge in the mangrove) around 3ft wide and 6 ft high. If lucky, you can spot turtles and other creatures in the marshes below the bridge.

Coring Mangrove

Photo of Coringa, Andhra Pradesh, India by Abhishek Kumar

Walkway in Coringa

Photo of Coringa, Andhra Pradesh, India by Abhishek Kumar

After crossing the bridge, I was greeted with this mesmerizing view.

Photo of Konaseema : A little Kerela in Andhra Pradesh and the beauty of unexplored mangrove by Abhishek Kumar

I hired a boat operated by AP tourism. It took me on the river and then all the way to majestic Bay of Bengal. I was thrilled by the speed and the scenic beauty.

On the way to Bay of bengal

Photo of Konaseema : A little Kerela in Andhra Pradesh and the beauty of unexplored mangrove by Abhishek Kumar
Photo of Konaseema : A little Kerela in Andhra Pradesh and the beauty of unexplored mangrove by Abhishek Kumar

And my day ended on Kakinada beach under full moon :)

Kakinada beach

Photo of Konaseema : A little Kerela in Andhra Pradesh and the beauty of unexplored mangrove by Abhishek Kumar
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Thanks for the article. I'm going to visit tomorrow due to this article. Will try to share my side of story and add more details on it.
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Nice Article... Cheers :D
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