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Address: Marine Drive, Mumbai (Bombay), India
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: This small aquarium has over 100 species of marine and fresh water fish...
This small aquarium has over 100 species of marine and fresh water fish and underwater creatures, including turtles, morays, sharks and recently added varieties of coral fish from the Lakshadweep islands.
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Still an average place

After the refurbishment, I thought it would be good to visit, but its still old shabby place. Hardly any interesting fishes or sea mammal to watch and enjoy.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

After the refurbishment, I thought it would be good to visit, but its still old shabby place. Hardly any interesting fishes or sea mammal to watch and enjoy.

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Tinsukia, India
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36 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you a are a fish lover then this is the place to visit. There is an entry fee. Many species of riverine fishes and sea fishes can be seen here. A huge sea turtle can also be seen. I loved the sea horses and the mini sharks. The small but ferocious piranhas are the highlights of the visit to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

This place is so stinky and humid that hardly some1 can stay for more than 30 mins. More over a drunkard greets and checks the ticket at the entry point reflects the management and their standard from where they are being hired. Unorganised queue manager. Fishes and sea horse dying and are being awaited to be pulled out from tank.... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

After i came to know that it newly renovated ..i was very keen to see it..especially the water tunnel...but to my shock!...the tunnel was just a 5m wide hollow fishtank only at the enterance!!..what a waste...!of time and money...place was horribly crowded..atleast..200 crammed inside the small aquarium...it was claustrophobic and suffocating..my child baegan to cry..it was a nightmare..thankfully..shortlived..never suggest it... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

If you have already seen some amazing aquarium,you wont be liking it. But I find it good for my kid who is just 2yrs old. He got very excited by seeing so many different and multicolored fishes. Yes thay can make it more better. My husband already seen some amazing aquariums in Singapore, so he didnt liked it much. There... More 

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Navi Mumbai, India
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I would describe my disappointing experience just in few sentences, I went on last Sunday & 1) It started with waiting in an endless queue of 2 hours long under hot sun for ticket/ entry (different line for ticket)….! 2) Many families with their small tired kids gave up 1/2 way & left without watching the aquarium as they fall... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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73 reviews 73 reviews
37 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The hype in the media took us back to the Aquarium, to realize nothing has changed except the polish on the floor. The place is teeming with tourists. Be prepared for a hour long wait under the hot sun and stench as the serpentine queue lands up by the side of the toilets. This is to enter, then another hour... More 

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The renovated Taraporevala Aquarium situated near Charni Road Station West consist at the entrance, the oceanarium is billed as the first of its kind in India and intends to give one the feeling of being under the sea. It was inaugurated by the Chief of Maharashtra Shri Devendra Fadnavis on 03Mar2015. It consist of 16 Tropical Marine fish display tanks... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We visited the recently renovated Taraporewala Aquarium on a Saturday. A long queue welcomed us. After standing for around 25 minutes, we got the tickets. The wait was really worth !! We were greeted by the sea turtle that was swimming in a huge glass box. As we moved ahead, the whole new sea world started rolling in front of... More 

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Navi Mumbai, India
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Dont be fooled by fancy photos posted online of tunnel panel. It's a very small panel at the entry compared to international standards. I was expecting something at international standards when they renovated the place and opened for public. But disappointed with the design and the way it's displayed. They have opened just the ground floor and the work is... More 

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