Shetpal - The Indian Village Where Snakes Live With Humans

Shetpal village, located in Sholapur district of Maharashtra, India, is an unusual place where snakes, especially Indian Cobras, roam around freely everywhere even inside houses of the village. Shetpal, often referred as the 'Land of Snakes', has a bizarre custom where each house in this village features a resting place for dangerous Cobra snakes in the rafters of their ceilings.


Villagers of Shetpal adore a Siddheshwar temple with copper image of a seven-hooded cobra over a Shiva idol and they believe it is their duty to provide shelter to cobra snakes. However, incredibly no cases of snake bites have been reported till date in this village despite snakes moving about freely in every household.
Shetpal - The Indian Village Where Snakes Live With Humans Shetpal - The Indian Village Where Snakes Live With Humans Reviewed by Vasanthakumar Saravanan on March 17, 2017 Rating: 5