Ten Most Dangerous and Deadliest Snake of Indian Subcontinent

Indian subcontinent is home to some of the most dangerous and deadliest snake species that includes King Cobra,Spectacled Cobra, Indian Krait,Pit Viper and Indian Rock Python. 60 Out of 270 species of snakes found in India are highly venomous, It includes the big four snakes,venom of a these four snakes are responsible for the most snakebite cases and deaths in India.

Indian Krait


Indian Krait also known as Common krait is one of the species of venomous snake found in the jungle and villages of the Indian subcontinent. This species is responsible for most snakebites on humans in the country and the top member of the big four snake family of India.

Russell’s Viper


Russell’s viper also known as Daboia is the supper dangerous snake,found in throughout the Indian subcontinent. Among all venomous snakes of India, Daboia is one of the species responsible for the most snakebite incidents.

Saw Scaled Viper


The saw-scaled viper is one of the India’s most venomous viper species, found in parts of the Indian subcontinent. Being the smallest member of big four family,Saw Scaled Viper is responsible for most snakebite cases and deaths in India.

Spectacled Cobra


The Spectacled Cobra Snake is also known by the name of Indian cobra, found in the Indian subcontinent and caused the most snakebites in India, Indian cobra is native to the Indian subcontinent and greatly respected by the Hindu as Lord Shiva coiled Cobra around his neck.

King Cobra


The King Cobra is the longest venomous snake on the planet earth and associated with Hindu Gods in some Indian subcontinent cultures. King cobra is a cannibal snake means snake-eater and its favorite snake includes rat snakes,cobras,krait and small pythons.

Malabar Pit Viper

Malabar Pit Viper species is endemic to southwestern India, Found in all the forests of the West Coast and the Western Ghats. Trimeresurus malabaricus is one of the 6 most venomous snake in India and one of the poisonous snake in Malabar Coast.

Hump Nosed Pit Viper

Hump-nosed pit viper species is endemic to India,active during early morning and night. Hypnale hypnale pit viper is an important species of pit viper in India and is one of the most poisonous snake in Kerala.

Bamboo Pit Viper


Bamboo Pit Viper also called as Indian green pit viper is an amazing snake found only in mountain ranges of Western Ghats in southern India. Trimeresurus gramineus lives in forest and open grassland as well as urban areas.

Andaman Pit Viper

Andaman Pit Viper is a venomous pit viper species native to Andaman, Little Andaman and Car Nicobar Islands. Trimeresurus purpureomaculatus is a venomous pit viper subspecies endemic to the Andaman Islands of India.

Banded Krait


Banded krait snake found on the Indian Subcontinent and one of the largest species of kraits snake. The snake is easily identified by its black-yellow crossbands and known as one of the poisonous snake in India.

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