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Katraj Snake Park

 

Located in Katraj, this snake park is home to a number of snakes and other reptiles like crocodiles. One can see Snakes of diferent shapes and sizes in the park. Information about snakes with pictures is displayed in a library within the park. A zoo has also been recently added, making it an attractive tourist place, especially for children.


Collection of snakes in the park

This snake park is well-known in the for its work towards animals besides its snakes and reptiles. Recently it added a zoo to it as well. Neelimkumar Khaire is the Director of the Snake Park and is himself a snake-lover. He has introduced innovative methods of communication in the park such as providing information about snakes through braille for the blind at the snake park.

Festivals and programs are held to spread awareness and remove common myths about this dreaded species. During the festival of Nagpanchami, the Snake Park has held a number of programs while discouraging mistreatment to snakes.

Getting there: A little out of the city, Katraj Snake Park is on the Pune Satara Highway near the Bhartiya Vidyapeeth University.
Timings: 10:30 am to 6 pm (Wednesday closed)
Entry fee: Rs 3 per head