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Katraj Snake Park

 

Katraj Snake Park is situated 8 km from Pune at Katraj on the Pune-Satara Highway. Mr. Neelam Kumar Khaire, who was appointed by the Pune Municipal Corporation, built the park in 1986. In 1999, the park was incorporated with the Rajiv Gandhi Udyan and then considered as an important conservation parks in Pune. Main aim behind the construction of this park is to spread awareness about these poisonous creatures and to remove the ubiquitous myths about them. The park houses about 160 species of snakes of different types and sizes, numerous birds, turtles and crocodiles. Main attraction here is the six years old poisonous nine feet long King Cobra, which was brought from Sunderbans. The park is also a habitat for the rare species of Brown Palm Civet.

Katraj Snake Park is famous for its pro-wildlife activities. During Nagpanchami various snake festivals and snake awareness programs are conducted not only to honor the serpents (Hindu God) but also to discourage ill-treatment towards them. The library within the park gives information about these poisonous creatures with pictures. One of the striking feature in the park is that the blind visitors can get information about the snakes through Braille (a method that is widely used by blind people to read and write), which has been developed in the park by Neelimkumar Khaire. The zoo inside the park is an added attraction. Next to the snake park is the Katraj Garden with a small lake on one side, which offers boating to the visitors. Lord Shiva temple, Goddess Parvati, Lord Ganesha, Kartikeya and Lord Vishnu temples are the nearby attractions of the park The Park opens from 10 am to 5:30 pm everyday and closed on Wednesday. Entry fee: Rs 3 for adults and Rs 2 for children. 

Contact Address
Pune Satara Road, Pune, Maharashtra 411046
020-24370747, 24373277, 24367712


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