Sunday, 27 January 2013

Parassinikkadavu Snake Park Tourist Information


Parassinikkadavu is well known for its Sree Muthappan Temple. It is also famous for its Snake Park. Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple is one of the most famous temples in Kerala and Parassinikadavu Snake Park lies just a few kilometers away. Actually the snake park is on the way to the Temple. So most tourists who visit Muthappan Temple will also visit the Snake Park. The entry fees for an adult is Rs.15 and for children below 10 is Rs.10. If you want to take photos or videos, you will have to pay an extra Rs.25. The park will be open from 9.30am to 5.30pm.

There are a variety of poisonous and non-poisonous snakes in the park. Cobras, King Cobras,Kraits,Python,Viper,Pit Viper you name it, everything is there. Actually the snake park is a part of the Visha Chikilsa Kendra, where snake bite victims are treated. You can also watch a snake show which normally takes place around 3pm in the evening, where an instructor teaches you about the importance of protecting snakes.

In addition to the huge variety of snakes, you can also see a lot of other wild animals including crocodiles, lion-tailed monkeys, eagles, tortoises, wild cats etc. It is not a huge park, you normally require about one and a half hours to cover the whole park. You can have snacks and ice creams from a parlor inside the park.

The park is situated right next to the Kannur Ayurveda Medical College, so it won’t be too hard to spot. If you are coming from Kannur side, you have to take a right turn at a place called Dharmasala. The park is around 16Kms away from Kannur Town. The great thing about Parassinikadavu is that it is a place for every generation. You have the temple for elder ones, Vismaya water theme park for younger generation and the snake park, for all generations. That is why Parassinikadavu is one of the most visited tourist destination in Kannur.

Parassinikadavu Snake Park Travel Info

Location: Parassinikadavu,Kannur,Kerala,India
Nearest Town/City: Kannur
Distance from nearest City: 16Kms
Attractions: Snakes and Wildlife
Road Condition: Excellent (as on 27/1/13)
Safety Issues: Be careful with children venturing too close to the cages

Emergency: Call 100 for Police and 101 for Ambulance
Nearby Tourist attractions: Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple (4Kms), Vismaya water theme park (2Kms) , Madayippara (18Kms)
Morld Travel Ratings: 5/10
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