Who doesn't love snakes? Their cute, tiny faces, their scaly, slithering bodies are really appealing aren't they? Okay let's get real. Who in fact does like snakes? They aren't all that exciting to look at but they do evoke an emotion from the bottom of your heart- mostly fear, but also, for many, a sense of adventure and being close to the untamed wild. If you happen to fall under the latter category, then you've got to visit Katraj Snake Park in Pune, if you haven't already.
Why visit Katraj?
Residents of Pune will surely know about this one of a kind snake park, but for those of you who haven't heard of it, you've come to the right place. In fact, many of you who are planning to visit Pune should also pay a visit here.
Located in Katraj, the entire place is a natural abode and if you're not here for the snakes or other reptiles for that matter, maybe you'll just enjoy strolling around in the lap of nature. As for the snake lovers, you're in for pure bliss because the park is home to a plethora of snake species including some really rare and exotic ones.
What snakes can you see here?
Here, you can find the usual cobras and water snakes that are to be found in abundance and along with that, if you're lucky, you might just spot a 9 foot long King Cobra, which is a rare sight indeed. Apart from just that, there's also a Brown Palm Civet, one of the most deadly snakes in the world- so we recommend that you glance at it, take a few pictures and run as far from it as you can.
In case you're worried, we'd like to tell you that all snakes are kept well within enclosed spaces so that they don't escape. Surely, this should give you a sense of security.
If you're feeling up to a little more wildlife exploration, pay a visit to the adjoining Bear Park, which, as the name suggests, is home to (tamed) bears which are a magnificent sight to behold.
All of you who felt that Pune is nothing more than a concrete jungle with parties and events happening around are in for a surprise. A trip to any of these parks will rekindle your inner nature lover and you're going to visit the place with all your friends.