Katraj Snake Park

Katraj Snake Park

Katraj Pune Satara Road Pune.

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Katraj Snake Park
Katraj Snake Park is one of the popular conservation parks of India, situated on the Pune-Satara Highway. It is known for housing a significant population of snakes, birds, turtles, reptiles, etc. Situated at a distance of approximately 8 km from the Pune city the park was established in 1986. The credit for the setting up of the Katraj Snake Park goes to Neelam Kumar Khaire, who was aided by the Puna Municipal Corporation. It was in 1999 that the Snake Park was added to the Rajeev Gandhi Udyan and since then, it has become a part of the Udyan. When the park was founded, the main aim was to provide a protected home to snakes, reptiles, birds and turtles. It was some time back only that a zoo was added to its complex. Today Katraj Snake Park claims the distinction of providing a sanctuary to more than 160 species of snakes. However, the most prized possession as well as most popular attraction of the park is a King Cobra, which is nine feet long and over six years old. For those who have little information about snakes, there is no need to worry. There is a library inside the premises of the Katraj Snake Park, where you can get information on almost each and every species of snake. There is also a provision for giving information about snakes for the blind, through Braille.