On the outskirts of
city , 20-km away from the railway station is the Pune snake park.
The snake park was set up in the year 1986 by Mr. Neelim Kumar Khaire, a
renowned naturalist, and later incorporated in the Rajeev Gandhi Udyan in
1999. It is one of the reputed zoos in India comprising of about 300-350
snakes of 40 different species.
The park is an artificial habitat for not just snakes but also for various other wild animals like the leopard, the deer and other reptiles as well. Mr. Neelim Kumar Khaire, the director of the snake park, has provided shelter for various other wildlife like the Civet Cats, the Sparrow Hawk and the Sinerus Vulture (sparingly seen in India).
Timings: 10:30 am to 5:30 pm in the evening
Open: Seven days a week
Address: Katraj Snake Park, Pune Satara Road, Dhankavdi, Pune - 411 043
Pune is well connected by air, rail and road with the important places within and beyond the state. From Mumbai, regular MSRTC buses and private buses ply to Pune. For local transportation auto rickshaws, city buses and taxis are available.
Accommodation is available at the hotels in Pune .