Top 12 Species of Indian Snakes That Are Non Poisonous

Indian subcontinent is home to approximately 10 percent of the total snake species found in the world, There are 270 species of snakes in India, out of which about 60 are highly venomous and 30 species are Non Poisonous. Other then the below list of Non Venomous Indian Snakes, these are few more Non Poisonous snakes of India such as Reticulated Python,Brahminy Worm Snake, Stripped Keelback snake and Mildly Venomous Flying Snake and Vine Snake.

Indian Rat Snake


The oriental ratsnake or Indian rat snake is a common species of colubrid snake found in India and local named as Dhaman. Dhaman snakes are one of the longest and fast-moving snake in India,frequently found in urban areas where rodents thrive.

Common Cat Snake

Indian gamma snake or common cat snake is a species of rear-fanged colubrid endemic to Indian subcontinent. This species is found in the states of Sikkim and Maharashtra, It is a mildly venomous snake just like green Indian Vine snake.

Checkered Keelback

Water-Snake -Keelback

Checkered keelback or Indian water snake is a common species of nonvenomous snake found in India. This snake is found in or near freshwater lakes or rivers and feeds mainly on small fish and water frogs.

Indian Rock Python


Indian Rock Python  a large nonvenomous python species found in Indian subcontinent,locally called as Ajgar in Hindi. Like all snakes, Indian pythons are strict carnivores and feed on mammals and Occurs in a grasslands,swamps and rocky foothills habitats.

Common Wolf Snake

Common wolf snake is a species of colubrid snake commonly found in Andaman Islands and frequently misidentified with venomous snake Common Krait. The wolf snake is non-venomous snake but human killings can threaten the survival of this animal.

Common Sand Boa


Common Sand Boa or Indian sand boa is a nonvenomous boa species endemic to Indian subcontinent also found in Iran. Red sand boas is called do-muha snake in Hindi because of the resemblance of the tail to its head, found in dry, semi-desert scrub plains and rocky dry foothills.

Banded Racer


The Banded Racer is a species of colubrid snake found in India,the Non-venomous snake of small to medium-sized found in the plains of North Bengal and Kashmir. Banded Racer is one of the 20 species of Non-venomous Indian snakes, Katraj Snake Park of Pune has the maximum number of snakes species in India.

Banded Kukri Snake

The common kukri snake or banded kukri is a species of nonvenomous colubrid found in Indian subcontinent. Colubridae species is the largest snake family, and includes about two-thirds of all living snake species.

Common Trinket Snake


Common Trinket Snake is a nonvenomous constrictor species of colubrid snake native to Asia, found in southern India of Vishakhapatnam. The trinket snake feeds on rodents, other small mammals and lizards.

Black Headed Royal Snake

Black-headed Royal Snake found in deserts and semi deserts of Northern-western India from Kutch to non-Himalayan parts of Jammu. This species is confined in urban settlement of many parts of its range in North India.

Common Bronzeback Tree Snake

Common Bronzeback Snake is a species of tree-snake found in India and prefers the tree tops to life on the ground. This active snake is restless and quick, both on the ground as well as in the trees, commonly found in southern India and the Himalayan foothills.

Dog-faced Water Snake

Dog Faced Water Snake

Dog-faced Water Snake is a species of a colubrid snake found in coastal waters of India,commonly found in mangroves forest of Sunderbans Delta. Roar movie has a scene where Dog Faced Water Snakes are attacking one person in the mangroves forest.