Snake Parks in India

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Snake Parks in India

Parassinkkadavu Snake Park is about 16 km away from Kannur town in the Kannur district of north Kerala, in south India. The Snake Park is a famous landmark in Parassinikkadavu, which is 2 km away from National Highway (NH) 17, en route from Kannur to Taliparamba.

The Park houses a large variety of snakes and other small animals, including the Spectacled Cobra, King Cobra, Russell's viper, Krait and various pit vipers. There is also a large collection of non-poisonous snakes including pythons. The park is dedicated to the preservation and conservation of snakes, many species of which are gradually becoming extinct. In a live show, trained personnel play and 'interact' with a variety of snakes, including cobras and vipers, and try to quell mythical fears and superstitions about snakes. It has also been proposed that a laboratory to extract venom from snakes for purposes of research be set up here.

The Snake Park, set up by the "Visha Chikista Kendra", is regularly visited by both foreign and domestic tourists. The Kendra also offers effective treatment for snake bites. Nearest railway station : Kannur, about 16 km. Nearest airport: Karipur International. Airport, Kozhikode about 93 km from Kannur.

Guindy Snake Park, formerly the location of Madras Crocodile Bank Trust, is next to the GuindyNational Park. The Snake Park in Chennai gained statutory recognition as a medium zoo from the Central Zoo Authority in 1995. There one can see King Cobra, pythons, vipers and other reptiles.