The Big Four Deadliest Indian Snakes to Humans

The big four most poisonous and deadliest snakes of India includes Indian Cobra, Common Krait,Russell Viper and Saw-scaled Viper. Big four venomous Indian snakes species are responsible for causing the most snake bite in the country.

Most Common Snakes of Indian-Subcontinent

Indian Cobra


The Indian cobra also called as Nag or Naja found in the Indian subcontinent and responsible for causing the most snake bite cases in India. Naja naja is often seen with snake charmers and now protected in India under the Indian Wildlife Protection Act.

Common Krait


The common krait,found in the jungles of the Indian subcontinent and inflicting the most snakebites in India. It has a wide variety of habitats which includes paddy fields and low scrub jungle, as well as inhabited areas even inside houses.

Russell Viper


Russell’s viper also known as Daboia is venomous old world viper found in Asia throughout the Indian subcontinent. Daboia is mostly found in open, grassy or bushy areas,forested plantations and farmland.

Saw-scaled Viper


Saw-scaled Viper is a venomous viper species found especially the Indian subcontinent and smallest member of the Big Four Indian venomous snakes and responsible for causing the most snakebite cases.