Feb 26, 2024, 10:22 AM IST

9 most poisonous snakes found in India

Prashant Tamta

India is home to over 300 species of snakes. Check most venomous snakes found in the world here:

Malabar Pit Viper: It has colour-changing ability and is found in the Western Ghats of India.

Bamboo Pit Viper: This venomous snake has a heat-sensing system and is mostly found in Western Ghats in South India.

Hump-Nosed Pit Viper: It is a small but one of the most venomous snakes found in South India. Its bite can cause severe pain and bleeding.

Indian Krait: Its bite can kill a person within 45 minutes. They are small snakes, growing up to 3 feet long.

Russell's Viper: It is one of the most common venomous snakes in India. Its bite can destroy blood cells and tissues.

Saw-Scaled Viper: Also known as little Indian viper, its venom is hemotoxin. Its bite can lead to organ damage and death.

Indian Cobra: Different species of cobras are found in India. This species accounts for highest number of snake bites in the country.

Banded Krait: It is found in coastal areas of India. Its bite can cause paralysis, respiratory failure and death.

King Cobra: Its venom can kill a human within 30 minutes. It is the longest venomous snake in the world.