Spot Cobra and Python at the Newly Opened Snake Park in Dehradun Zoo

Spot Cobra and Python at the Newly Opened Snake Park in Dehradun Zoo
Published: 03 Jan, 2020

How about visiting a place where you get to witness a number of species of snakes? Well, the travel guide of Dehradun in Uttarakhand now adds one more attraction to visit that is Snake Park located inside Dehradun Zoo, the much-celebrated kids-friendly tourist attraction. It is the first Snake Park in Uttarakhand which was inaugurated by Forest Minister Dr. Harak Singh Rawat on 02 January 2020.

What to expect when visiting the Snake Park?

Russels Viper

Tourists visiting the Snake Park in Dehradun will get an opportunity to witness several species of snakes including Burmese Python, Rock Python, Reticulated Python, Ball Python, King Cobra, Indian Snake, Russell, Common Sendboa, Dhaman and more. Besides, several species of snakes are also brought from Chennai and Bangalore and are under the supervision of experts as said by the park’s director, PK Patro.

Apart from this, tourists will also be able to witness the Iguana species of lizard found in Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Carribean.

The Training of Employees in Snake Park

18 foot Burmese Python

Snake charmers from Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh were called to train the employees of the Snake Park for two months. The employees are so well trained now and is clearly reflected in the way they are taking care of the poisonous cobra along with other snakes without any fear.

What Else Travellers Can See?

Along with the Snake Park, Dr. Rawat even inaugurated the Cactus Park in Dehradun Zoo and talked about the various species of cactus placed in the park. These cactus are not only the ones found in India but are brought from other parts of the world.

About Dehradun Zoo

Dehradun Zoo

The graciously sprawling Dehradun Zoo (formerly called Malsi Deer Park) is one of the popular tourist attractions to visit for the locals as well as those planning for Dehradun darshan tour. The park has adopted a wide range of animals and continue to do so in the near future. The reason being, the zoo aims to develop as an education and a rescue centre for wild animals; biodiversity conservation, and off-site conservation of wild animals.

Not only this, but the zoo is even one of the best places to visit for those on the way to Mussoorie offering a resplendent view of the exquisite natural beauty enclosing the area.

Visiting Timings and Other Info of the Dehradun Zoo

Dehradun Zoo Sightseeing

Opening Timing:

  • Summer Season (March – June) at 08:30 AM
  • Winter Season (October to February) at 9:00 AM

Closing Timing:

  • Summer Season (March – June) at 06:00 PM
  • Winter Season (October to February) at 05:00 PM

Entry Fee:

  • For Adults: INR 20
  • For Kids: INR 10

How to reach Dehradun Zoo?

Future Expansion of Dehradun Zoo

Dehradun Zoo located on Mussoorie Road, Malsi is approx 9 km from the city centre, Clock Tower. So, reaching the zoo is not at all a difficult task as it is easily accessible either by bus, auto or any other public transport which will drop you at Mussoorie diversion and from here a few minutes of walk will lead you to the zoo.

  • Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport located at a distance of approx 37 km from the zoo.
  • Nearest Railway Station: Dehradun Railway Station located at a distance of approx 11 km from the zoo.

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Quick Answers to Some Popular Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. What is the visiting time of Snake Park/Dehradun Zoo?

The opening and closing time of Snake Park/Dehradun Zoo during the summer season (March-June) is 08:30 am to 06:00 pm. And during the winter season (October-February) is 09:00 am to 05:00 pm.

Q. How many snake species can I witness in Snake Park in Dehradun Zoo?

You can witness more than 10 species of snakes including Burmese Python, Rock Python, Reticulated Python, Ball Python, King Cobra, Indian Snake, Russell, Common Sendboa, Dhaman and more.

Q. What is the best time to visit Snake Park/Dehradun Zoo?

You can visit Snake Park/Dehradun Zoo throughout the year. However, the best time to visit is during the summer season (March to June) and winter season (October to February).

Q. What is the entry fee of Snake Park/Dehradun Zoo?

The entry fee of Dehradun Zoo for adults is INR 20 and for kids is INR 10.

Q. What can I see in Dehradun Zoo?

A visit to Dehradun Zoo will give you the opportunity to visit Snake Park, Cactus Park, Fish Aquarium and a number of other wildlife species.

Swati Mishra


Born and brought up in Assam- ‘The Land of Tea Gardens’, Swati is a Travel Writer who yearns to travel around the whole world someday. Coming from one of lush-green and peaceful states of India, her love for nature and rain is beyond imagination. She is an observant and is keen to explore more about the things that comes her way which could be clearly seen in her write ups. Other than this, she is a foodie and can do anything for food that is made out of cheese especially- The Alfredo Penne Pasta!

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