Last Updated on Tuesday, 8 March 2011 09:22 Written by mayank Tuesday, 8 March 2011 09:22
About Snake Park:
Neelam 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.
General Information about Snake Park:
Language: Marathi, Hindi, English
Temperature: Max 42?C, Min 27?C (summer), Max 26?C, Min 14?C (winter)
Best Season: September to March
How to Reach Snake Park:
Pune airport is located about 10 km away from the heart of the city, in the Lohagaon area. Taxi charge from airport to city is only Rs 200. Regular, direct flights are available from Pune to many cities in India. The cities Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore and Mumbai are all air connected to Pune. International travellers can get connecting flight from Mumbai International Airport.
Pune is an important railway junction in Indian railway. Good rail networks connect Pune with all other rail junctions in India.
Pune is well connected with many of the major cities in Maharashtra by state owned bus services. Private luxury deluxe buses are operated from Pune to many cities in India, including Goa, Mumbai and Hyderabad. Regular frequent bus services are connecting Pune with Mumbai, nearly a distance of 200 km.