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Taraporewala Aquarium, Mumbai (Bombay)

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Recently renovated, Taraporewala Aquarium offers some unusual examples of autochthonous marine life. The aquarium harbors about 2,000 fish of over 400 species, most of them imported from Hong Kong and Thailand. As you arrive, enter the site through a 3.6 m (12 ft), 360-degree acrylic glass tunnel. Visit the special family-friendly pools, where you can come into contact with all sorts of gentle creatures. Observe the underwater predators as well as exotic fish of all shapes and sizes in large glass tanks lit with LED lights. The aquarium also features awareness programs, so you can learn how to preserve the sea and all its inhabitants. Our Mumbai (Bombay) trip itinerary builder makes visiting Taraporewala Aquarium and other Mumbai (Bombay) attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • It is India's oldest aquarium and one of the major tourist attractions . Kids should be definitely be taken to this place as they'll enjoy a lot here  more »
  • Very nicely maintained Different species of fish are available at this place Very creative , the tickets are also not that costly I must say Everyone should visit this place Other than that they also ...  more »
  • Had gone with my kids. It was an underwhelming experience. The ambience was poor & display too. Wonder what are they trying to achieve. I understand they have to keep ticket prices low but there are m...  more »
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  • This place has come up very nicely after its renovation really! It has more professional look now and ready to attract tourists! The entrance has a nice arch made of glass with variety of beautiful fish that makes us feel like we are getting inside a water tunnel! The sections of fish in fresh water and tropical fish is informative. The small museum with various sea shells and other items is very good! Few sought after species like Shark and Sea Snakes were missing though! Few windows did not have information about the fish there, the hall was crowded and noisy and there was no staff inside to manage it. Overall, it was a nice time in the aquarium, kids really enjoyed​ it!
  • After the renewation the aquarium has many new species of fishes and aquatic animals.They have rare species of fishes. Fresh water fish. Sea Water Fish. It takes about an hour to see the Aquarium. Entry timings 10 A.M. to 8 P.M. Tickets timings 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. Ticket Rates : Adult Rs.60, Child Rs.40 Photography not allowed. The most intriguing part of the aquarium was the innovative type of door fish tank which is made of glass and gives a feeling of being under water. In the new additions of fishes my favourite was jelly fish. The turtles were huge and creatures from sea life added to the rare collection. Overall a memorable experience.
  • A beautiful place for kids, families. The entrance is quite great. They charge around 60 per adult and 20/30 for kids. But it is worth for what you see in this aquarium. The place is small but filled with beautiful creatures, A Giant Turtle, Sea horse and eagle ray fish are the main attractions.
  • International visitors have to pay a higher price for entry. Some nice fish, turtles and others to see. Great entrance but the aquarium decorations inside are really simple and make the place look less attractive. No feeding times. It's not allowed to make pictures if you don't pay for it (ridiculous!!)
  • You may think that jaws movie was shot here . I will be honest with you, no jaws movie was not shot here because the siE of tanks here very small hardly enough to fit a single fin of great white shark. Even, if there was such a huge fish in the aquarium, local fisherman would have cut it and sold it to people ready to buy fresh great white shark as it tastes just yummy. I would totally recommend this place for you and your kids if you bad knowledge of basic fishes. If you are smart enough and with a girlfriend , take a smart decision don't go out just stay home.

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