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Taraporewala Aquarium Mumbai (india)

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Taraporewala Aquarium is India's oldest aquarium and one of the city's main attractions. it hosts marine and freshwater fishes. The aquarium is located on Marine Drive in Mumbai.. It was re-opened after renovation on March 3, 2015. The renovated aquarium has a 12-feet long and 180 degree acrylic glass tunnel


Taraporewala Aquarium is one of India’s most oldest aquarium. Its one of the main tourist attraction of Mumbai. You will find marine as well as fresh water fishes at display for visitors. The aquarium was taken up for renovation and has been renovated with a new look and reopened on March 3, 2015. It now has a 12 feet long and a 360 degree view glass tunnel. Another interesting part is the special pool for children, where they can touch and feel the fish, which are harmless. The fishes are placed in a large glass tank which are illuminated with LED lightnings.

Best Time

Winters are the best time to visit the city when the weather is pleasant and enjoyable. Cool and perfect climate for outdoor activities and sightseeing. A lot of cultural fests also take place. Most preferable time of the year.

opening and closing time

All days of the week except Monday-10:00 AM - 8:00 PM Ticket window timings: 10.00 am to 1.00 pm, 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm Once ticket is purchased, the validity for ticket is one hour. Visit Duration:Around 1 hour


60 RS per person for adults. 30 RS per person for students and kids below 20 RSper person for students (valid id) 200 RS per person for foreign adult

General Information

Taraporewala Aquarium is at congested locality of Marine Drive in Mumbai, Maharashtra. It has marine life and rare species of fishes and exquisite pearl jewellery. The aquarium has plans to renovate shortly into a high-tech Aquarium with special attractions like glass vision sea-world and an underwater sea walk. The first President of free India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad formally opened it in 1951. The Aquarium has sea life like shark, octopus, kite fish, corals, worms, sea flower, sea horses, pearls and shells. Articles crafted from shells and pearls are also displayed here.

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Distance between Taraporewala Aquarium and Charni Road Railway Station is 3 kms or 1.9 miles or 1.6 nautical miles

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Interesting facts about Taraporewala Aquarium

Taraporewala Aquarium, opposite Chowpatty Beach, is the oldest aquarium in the country. It has been recently renovated and is now one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city. The aquarium houses a variety of freshwater and marine fishes, and now has a number of interactive activities designed to capture the attention of youngsters. Fish Spa is one of the most popular sections, and you can always find kids gathered around, eager to dip their feet in the water. Touch Pool is another popular attraction where visitors, under the supervision, of course, can dip their hands in the water and touch the inhabitants. Needless to say, there are no dangerous creatures in this section. While the renovated aquarium is way better than the old one, which had been sadly neglected for years, we still have a long way to go before we get a world class aquarium. We can also only hope that this newly renovated one does better in terms of maintenance and upgradation than the old one. If you are planning to visit the aquarium, I strongly suggest you go on working days in the afternoons. It is almost always crowded now, thanks to the renovation and publicity, and weekends and evenings see a long queue snaking along the road.
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