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Address: Marine Drive, Mumbai (Bombay), India
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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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The edifice stands untouched by the ravages of time 64 years to be exact.An interesting entrance however does not justify the crores spent on renovation.Its just a 12 ft long... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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New Delhi, India
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13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

There are lots of variety of aquatic animals including lobster, fishes, water lizard, Tortoise is the main attraction. You can see start fishes

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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185 reviews
109 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I had visited this place once when I was young and I got a chance (more like dragged by my friend) to visit it again today. I do not remember anything from my childhood visit but I will remember my visit today. I will remember by how atrocious and terrible it was. The place is absolutely tiny. Combine this with... More 

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11 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The edifice stands untouched by the ravages of time 64 years to be exact.An interesting entrance however does not justify the crores spent on renovation.Its just a 12 ft long walkway that gives one a feeling of walking thru an ocean bed.The 400species of fish were barely distinct.Had been here as a student and now as a teacher dont find... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The renovated aquarium is much better with all facilities in place compared the earlier one which I rated as below average, when I visited long time back.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Absolutely disgusted that, like many tourist attractions in India, Taraporewala added a surcharge for visitors outside of India. This is incredibly racist and if Indian, or any other nationals, were to be charged extra for tourist attractions in the UK, it would be considered racist and action would be taken against said organisation or business. Overall, it was a very... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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6 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The aquarium is a bore. Very limited views even post renovation. Nothing worth spending an hour in the ticket line. Singular floor of aquatic life can only catch the little ones attention. A total waste of time and money. Take your family to the Haji Ali Dargah instead.

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

after the modification and new development the place is one of the happening outing for parents with kids... the reason behind this is that this is the only aquarium in mumbai and situated at the best place of mumbai. the only thing for me which i am concern is the fees structure after the modification. i know that the government... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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17 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We were very excited to visit the newly made aquarium in Mumbai but I must say it was very very disappointing .I took my grand son with me.Very ordinary Fishes are displayed and the decorum does not suit world class city like Mumbai. They could have done much better job.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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71 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This aquarium was closed for renovations and reopened recently. We decided to revisit hoping that it must have been made to some world standard levels but found hardly much changes except a 8-10 foot long glass Tunnel at entrance and new tiling and cleaner glass enclosures for fished. The insides were hot and stuffy with no air conditioner and only... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Visiting the Taraporewala Aquarium is good opportunity for the young ones to know more about the different varieties of sea creatures and different types of fishes found around. Visiting this place is a sort of a knowledge based. A nice place to visit, It has ample parking place; Pay and park, food outside is available.

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