The Katraj Snake Park houses in excess of 160 species of snakes and other reptiles. It was set up in 1986 atr Katraj, a place falling on the Pune-Satara Highway. Various species of birds and turtles and reptiles can be seen here.
Wildlife enthusiasts will love the rare appearance of the Brown Palm Civet, that is the only one of its kind species available here. The 9 feet long King Cobra is another attraction here.
The festivals of Nagpanchami – the fest of worshipping snakes – is celebrated with great aplomb here. They help in spreading the awareness about the harm done to snakes during this time. There also exists a zoo and a garden in the nearby vicinity.
The fee is nominal and the doors of the Park are open to visitors on all days, save Wednesday s, from 10.30 in the morning to 6 in the evening.