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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  • They have 50000 shells in their.... U can not believe that shells can be so colourful... Children will enjoy their 3D show .....must visit place....  more »
  • Great collection of shells , worth a visit . it is closeby to all the monuments etc , so a must visit  more »
  • something the like of which i had never seen before nor did i dream of it being as wonderful as it turned out to be. Read the review of the museum posted elsewhere but do not even dream of missing it....  more »
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  • Amazing collection of seashells. I think one of the biggest collection of shells in entire Asia. Mr Raja has done a tremendous job in collecting these shells from all across the globe. They have a small canteen which offers some snacks and drinks at a reasonable price. Another attraction is the fish feeding in their open air aquarium. Kids will love this activity. While you are there don't miss the aquarium section where they have have really exotic species on display. They also have a shopping arcade where you can buy souvenirs made out from sea shells. In all a beautiful place to spend your couple of hours.
  • Very different experience this place gives to you with so diverse and variety of shells from all over the world and the great part is that all the collection is made by single person. This place has infinite no. of shells which gives you sea of knowledge. There is a small aquarium to see different fishes inside the complex and also a shopping place to buy yourself some souvenirs. Overall a great and a must visit place.
  • A nice aquarium with good collection of fishes and seashells.The place is well maintained and has a very beautiful landscape. The place also provides pedicure treatment through fish therapy. Good snacks restaurant and restrooms are there for the convenience of the visitors. It is worth visiting the place.
  • Amazing collection of shells with about 10,000 of them. The owner of this museum has worked really hard and is very passionate for the collection of rare seashells. He has a rare shell of which only 4 have found it. He has also collected the World's smallest shells. Amazing person!!
  • An absolutely stunning place with thousands of varieties of sea shells in the seashell museum. Never seen anything like it. Information/visual overload infact. Sure shot visit. Apart from this the fish world , although small has a decent variety of fishes to view as well. The Maya bazaar offers shopping for visitors including exotic sea shells, bags and handicraft items.

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