Apr 19, 2024, 03:53 PM IST

This place in India is snake free

Ritik Raj

According to a report by Pugdundee Safaris, only 17 per cent of the over 350 species of snakes found in India are venomous or poisonous.

Kerala is home to the greatest variety of snake species in the nation.

Lakshadweep is a union territory comprising thirty-six small islands; it is free of snakes.

In total, there are about 64000 people residing in Lakshadweep; 96% of them identify as Muslims, with the remaining individuals being adherents of Buddhism and Hinduism.

Out of the 36 islands, only 10 are inhabited, and there are fewer than 100 people living on some of these islands.

The government of Lakshadweep works hard to maintain the state free of snakes and dogs, and visitors are not permitted to bring dogs on the islands.

Aside from snakes and dogs, two distinctive features of Lakshadweep are the profusion of crows and the endangered Sirenia, also known as the "Sea Cow."

The administration's efforts to keep Lakshadweep snake-free are the reason for the absence of snakes in the area.

A unique destination to visit and explore, Lakshadweep is known for its biodiversity and unique natural environment.