Parassinikkadavu Snake Park & Mini Zoo - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Parassinikkadavu Snake Park & Mini Zoo
Witness and interact with King Cobras, Vipers, Crocodiles and many other snakes and reptiles.
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Parassinikkadavu Snake Park, dedicated to the preservation and conservation of snakes, is located 16 km from Kannur Town of Kerala State in Southern India. This is the only one of its kind in Kerala at its scale.
Things to see in the Snake Park
The park houses a more than 100 varieties of snakes and other animals, including Spectacled Cobra, King Cobra, Russell's Viper, Krait and various pit vipers. There is also a large collection of non-venomous snake including pythons. Other than the snakes, there are rare animals like the endangered species of Lion-tailed macaque, reptiles, birds, and crocodiles are also present in the park.
There are live shows conducted in the park during which trained professionals play and interact with a variety of snakes, including King Cobras and vipers. The purpose of the show is to remove mythical fears and superstitions about snakes. The snake park has three snake pits, fifteen glass cases for snakes and two large glass houses for King Cobras. As part of the research and conservation initiatives at the park, a King Cobra breeding centre is also present.
Snake Bite Treatment Centre at the park
The snake park is a subsidiary unit of Pappinisseri Vishachikitsa Society (Pappinisseri Snake Bite Treatment Centre), treatment for various snake bites are available from here. The centre in Pappiniseseri, Kannur was established in the year 1964 with an intention to focus on people who are suffering from snake bites. It functions as the leader of Advanced Clinical Research and Literacy Documentation in Agada Tantra, one of the eight branches of Ayurveda Medicinal practise that deals with toxicology due to food poisoning, snakebites, dog bites, insect bites and more. Ever since its inception in 1964, it had the monopoly in treating snake bite cases in the state.
How to reach Parassinikkadavu Snake Park
The park is 16 km away from Kannur town where the nearest major railway station is located. It is also near to the national highway to Mangalore. There are frequent buses from Kannur as well as the nearby town Taliparamba (8 km). You can get down at Dharmasala on the Manglore- Trivandrum highway and take a taxi/ rickshaw to reach the park. The Snake Park is located in Kannur District of Kerala State in Southern India.
Attractions Near Parassinikkadavu Snake Park & Mini Zoo
13.73km from Parassinikkadavu Snake Park & Mini Zoo
One of the five beaches that are collectively known as "Kannur beach". Being right near to Kannur City, the beach is a popular spot. In addition to the beach, the area has monuments that commemorate the lives of political leaders who belonged to Kannur.
Arakkal Kettu Museum
14.5km from Parassinikkadavu Snake Park & Mini Zoo
Arakkal Museum (also known as Arakkal Kettu/ Arakkal Palace) was the residence of the former Arakkal Ali Rajas, the only Muslim royal family of Kerala. The museum is located in Ayikkara Mapila Bay, about three kilometres from Kannur Town of Kerala State in Southern India. The museum now displays numerous artefacts and ornaments belonging to the Rajas and it is protected by Archeological and Tourism Departments.
14.98km from Parassinikkadavu Snake Park & Mini Zoo
Madayippara is a lesser-known hill station near the Pazhayangadi city. It is famous for its rich biodiversity and natural beauty. A nice place to hang out in the evening with family and friends.
St. Angelo Fort Kannur
15.16km from Parassinikkadavu Snake Park & Mini Zoo
St. Angelo Fort (also known as Kannur Kotta or Kannur Fort) is one of the most important seashore forts of Kerala. It is situated at the side of Ayikkara Mapila Bay on a cliff protruding into the Arabian Sea about three kilometres from the town of Kannur. The fort is one of the earliest structures of the Portuguese on the Malabar Coast.
17.44km from Parassinikkadavu Snake Park & Mini Zoo
Lined with casuarina trees proving shades to the walkways underneath, Chootad Beach is an amazing place for children and family. The park at the beach consists of many small restuarants and attractions for children- swings, slingshots, inflated castles to name a few.
21.55km from Parassinikkadavu Snake Park & Mini Zoo
Palakkayam Thattu is a beautiful hill station in Kannur. This location offers many adventure activities like zipline, rope cross, zorbing ball and archery etc. Palakkayam Thattu is undoubtedly a Heavenly place for hangout with friends and family.