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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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Go on a weekday... and for heaven's sake don't squeeze the fish!

Do visit the newly renovated Taraporewala Aquarium on Marine Drive. It's re-opened after 5 years. It's not quite like the experience at aquariums abroad... but certainly way... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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New Delhi, India
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

waste of time & money,,,,,,,,,,,,no fish different species...no electric power back-up..........very poor service.....Rs.10000/- video camera charges.........Rs. 60/- entry charges,,,,,,,,,,,looting people...images shown on net are all false images

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New Delhi, India
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Do visit the newly renovated Taraporewala Aquarium on Marine Drive. It's re-opened after 5 years. It's not quite like the experience at aquariums abroad... but certainly way better than elsewhere in the country. the exotic "firang" fish a worth a dekko...great fun for the kids is where they can play and touch the fish. but please be careful not to... More 

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Pune, India
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Standing in burning sun n getting tickets is pain. Why tickets aren't available on net?? The line for tickets is long n counters R not managed properly. I hope it was made as same as one in Singapore. It's better to watch discovery than to go n watch that aquarium.

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

After waiting for 5 hrs we finally went inside ..well they managed to get different kind of fishes but those pathetically colored artificial corals were disgraceful..then about management of crowd..mad rush because of this renovation hype..management is pathetic..arrogant staff shouting and yelling asking to keep on moving and not even letting you observe fishes for 30s..they didn't even able to... More 

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Pune, India
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The aquarium is renovated . it is only at ground floor, 16 marine species and 9 fresh water tanks r there, good for kids, there r some fake pictures r circulated on wahts up showing it as three storeyed. but management has put the notice that it is only on ground floor.there is very much crowd on weekdays u cant... More 

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Navi Mumbai, India
1 review
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We were very excited to see the Taraporewala Aquarium reopened after a massive redecoration, but when seeing the line up of visitors outside we were getting a bit nervous, After entering the gate on a non paved courtyard we had to cross building garbage, human faeces, sharp pools coming out of the ground before hitting the rope wired off ticket... More 

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Mumbai
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11 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I was waiting for 4 hours to get inside and saw the aquarium just for 50 minutes. Nothing special. It is recently renovated therefore there was mad rush. However after few months the rush will go down and then one may visit. Still it is not of international level. Like in international zoo and aquariums, sovereign shops coffee, snack items... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We went 2day 6march 2015 very well renovated but fully crowdy outside return pay 500 for taking pics frm mobile we pay 500 but when we visited inside all people were taking pics and video frm their mobile i was inside for 1more than hour but no security duty person were asking to show mobile ticket to any one its... More 

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Paris
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Much ado about nothing. The aquarium is basically 2 rooms. The first one is large and had the displays along the 4 walls. Additionally there is a display in there centre of the room. The variety and number of aquatic life on display is extremely small. The room can be coveted in 10 mins. The second room is even smaller... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The aquarium is recently renovated with a good collection of sealife.We went on the second day after it reopened. The information displayed on the monitors regarding the fishes is rather very fast and hence hard to read.Perhaps slowing the speed will help the public read and absorb the info better. An aquarium is supposed to be a place to enjoy... More 

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