India Seashell Museum, Mahabalipuram

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India Seashell Museum houses over 40,000 species of rare shells organized in several exhibits, with an aquarium area where you can see how shells coexist with other natural marine life. The official guides can explain the displays, giving the learning experience a personal touch. The museum shop sells souvenirs, like pearls and objects made entirely of seashells. To visit India Seashell Museum on your trip to Mahabalipuram, use our Mahabalipuram tour planner .
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  • September 23, 2017
    Did not know much about the Sea Shell Museum in Mahabalipuram. And did not have the idea also that conchs are found in so many varieties. It is a museum with huge collection of mainly Conch shells fro...  more »
  • September 23, 2017
    This has 2 museums in on compound. One is Sea Shell museum and another one is Fish World. They are charging INR 100 for sea shell museum entry and INR 50 for fish world, which is very high compare to ...  more »
  • September 23, 2017
    Close to the other heritage sites is this Sea shell museum.Wonderful collection.Very educative.It has a small but good aquarium.One can buy lot of memorabilia of the shells.The place is still growing....  more »
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  • June 25, 2017
    Should be in you must see list if you have toddlers or kids who love the sea world. It has lot of sea shells collected by a single person , aquarium with lots of fishes ,and a virtual reality show .loved it .The people showing around were also very friendly .
  • July 1, 2017
    Kids and all age groups can enjoy seeing the great collection of shells. Also excited very much to see live star fish and other species in the aquarium. Also few more entertainments are available to enjoy. Don't miss it when going to Mahabalipuram.
  • June 20, 2017
    This is one of it's kind. You will find varieties of seashells in this museum. It's a life time effort ones collection. You must visit this if you love to see seashells
  • June 26, 2017
    Its ok-ok place. Nothing much interesting other than the Aquarium. Ticket Price is too high for this place. Cleanly maintained.
  • July 12, 2017
    This is India's first and Asia's largest seashell museum.. This place has huge collections of seashells...Ticket price is average but you need to pay extra for photography..this place is unique and having collection of fishes too..u can also have fish pedicure which is really cool and have a shop too...

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