Indian Cobra is a large cobra species found in India, Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh.
Because of a spectacled shaped pattern on the back of the hood, the Indian Cobra is also known as the "Spectacled Cobra".
The Spectacled Cobra is known by different names in different states of India e.g. Gehuan in Bihar, Fetaar in UP, Gokhra in West Bengal, Naag in many states, etc.
Indian Cobra is among the snakes that cause the highest number of snakebite cases in India.
The color of these venomous snakes varies a lot from region to region. Generally these snakes have a greyish-brown tone.
Indian Cobra is often confused with Indian rat snake which is a non venomous snake. This can be a fatal mistake. After a snakebite, you should always go to a hospital.