Kumar Khaire established the Snake Park of Pune in the year 1986, with
the help of Pune Municipal Corporation. In 1999, the park was included
in the Rajeev Gandhi Udyan. Located on the Pune-Satara Highway, Snake
Park is approximately 8 km away from the Pune city. Initially the park
was set up as a home for snakes, reptiles, birds and turtles. However,
some time back, a zoo was added to it. Read on to get more information
about the Snake Park of Puna, India.
The Snake Park of Pune boasts of being home to more than 160 species of
snakes. However, the major attraction of the park is a six-year-old,
nine feet long King Cobra. There is also a library inside the park,
which has information on almost each and every snake. Festivals and
programs are organized on a regular basis at the Snake Park, to spread
awareness about snakes and to eliminate the common misconceptions held
by the people.