Parassinikkadavu Snake Park is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Kannur. This unique park, which is set up to conserve the rare varieties of reptiles facing the threat of extinction, has gained attention from across the country. It is the only snake park in Kerala and one of the most prominent reptile preservation centres in India.
Parassinikkadavu Snake Park is located at Parassinikkadavu, a small hamlet that lies 16 km away from Kannur town. Another major attraction of the village is the Parassinikkadavu Muthappan Temple and travellers can cover the park and the temple in a single trip.
The park was established by the Visha Chikista Kendra (a medical institution that offers diagnosis and treatment for snakebites), which has its headquarters at Pappinisseri. The park boasts of an exciting variety of venomous and non-venomous snakes including king cobra, spectacled cobra, Russel’s viper, pythons, krait and pit viper.
Apart from snakes, the park is home to a number of other reptiles, birds and animals. About 150 species of reptiles are recorded here, and the trained staff of the park help to eradicate superstitious beliefs about snakes through live demonstrations.
Timings: 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM