India is home to approximately 270 species of venomous and non-poisonous snakes, found in the best habitat of densest forest,mangrove,water bodies, trees and rain forest. There are only six species of most venomous snakes found in India,four of them are called big four and other two are the most beautiful King cobra and camouflaged Pit Vipers. Big Four family of Indian snake species are the highly venomous snakes and responsible for most snake bite cases in the Indian Subcontinent.
King Cobra is one of the most beautiful and highly venomous snake, distributed across the Indian subcontinent. The stunning King Cobra’s are snake eater and their diet consists of other snakes primarily on rat snakes.
Indian Krait is India’s most venomous snake, mostly found in the jungles of the Indian subcontinent. This species are nocturnal and cannibalizes on other snakes including kraits and blind worms.
Daboia or Russell’s viper is the most dangerous and venomous snakes found in Asia throughout the Indian subcontinent. Indian Russell’s viper is member of the big four snakes and responsible most snakebite incidents in India.
Indian Saw Scaled Viper is the smallest but highly venomous snake found in arid and dry regions of India. Saw scaled viper is one of the member of the Big Four snakes and responsible for causing the most snakebite cases in India.
Indian Cobra also called as Spectacled Cobra is one of the most beautiful species of poisonous snake in India. Naja Naja is responsible for most snakebites on humans in India and revered in Indian mythology and culture.
Malabar Pit Viper is a venomous species of pit viper snake found mostly at western ghat of India and they can perfectly camouflaged with the surrounding area. This species inhabits the rain forest of the Western Ghats and known to exist in many different colour and patterns such as green,orange,brown and yellow.
Bamboo Pit Vipers are found only in southern India and mostly found in bamboo forests usually near water streams. This green species of bamboo pit viper is arboreal,nocturnal and very aggressive.
Hump Nosed Pit Viper is one of the venomous pitviper species found in India and responsible for snakebites frequent in southern India. This highly venomous snake found in dense jungle,hilly areas and coffee plantations of south India.
Banded Sea Krait is among the most toxic and venomous snakes in the world, lives on coral reefs of India and spends most of its time underwater. This snake has distinctive yellow black and blue dark brown stripes, found in the Indian Ocean.
Indian Rock Python is one of three largest species of nonvenomous python found in the Indian Subcontinent, Reticulated python and Burmese pythons are being other two. The light dark brown colored with yellowish pattern Indian python is one of the most favorite snake in India for snake charmers.