Kondakarla Bird Sanctuary , Visakhapatnam
About Kondakarla Bird Sanctuary
Kondakarla Bird Sanctuary is located about an hour away from the city and is best to visit during the winters. Kondakarla Bird Sanctuary is scenic and has a beautiful clean lake, surrounded by the Eastern Ghats and forest. The local villagers offer boat rides on the lake for a small fare. The boats are little different with made of two hollow tree trunks joined together with a “Charpai. You can pick fresh lotus stems as you enjoy the boat ride. One needs about 3 to 4 hours to properly cover this bird sanctuary.
This area is rural and no good accommodation is available close to the lake except one recently developed private guest house -Raju Garu guest house. Usually tourists visit this lake during day time and return to Anakapalle (30 minutes) or Visakhapatnam (2 hours) by road.