Home to numerous species of reptiles and other animals, the Katraj Snake Park is an important tourist destination for vacationers in Pune. This reputed snake park is known for its efforts and preservation tasks linked with animals –especially reptiles and snakes. This park sprawls across 130 acres and is also home to a zoo and an animal orphanage –apart from a thriving snake park. Along with a large population of elephants, deer, jungle cats and so forth, the Katraj Snake Park is also known for its diverse population of several rare species of reptiles and animals.
The snake park lies on the outskirts of Pune and is an interesting way of spending an entire day with children and loved ones –in a leisurely and relaxed fashion. At regular intervals, the snake park serves as the venue for wildlife awareness and for removing the various myths connected with snake poison and other traits of reptiles. On the occasion of Nag panchami, the Katraj Snake Park hosts several programs and also encourages the audience to stop misbehaving with the snakes present in their environment.