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Taraporewala Aquarium

Marine Drive, Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Ranked #134 of 280 Attractions in Mumbai (Bombay)
Type: Aquariums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This small aquarium has over 100 species of marine and fresh water fish and underwater creatures, including turtles, morays, sharks and recently added... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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English first
Thane, India
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I went with my family yesterday that is on 16 Sep 2014, however, it is still under renovation. When I previously went in Jan 2014, it was mentioned that it will open by 19 Mar 2014. However, still under renovation. Very very very disappointed.

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Mumbai
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

It was sad to see the board on entry gate as "Under Renovation". all details on web and other sites about re-opening of aquarium is just a fake news. I visited today(27th August 2014) with my wife after checking the details from web about its re-opening with new marine spices etc etc... But disappointed. Dear Visitors, kindly confirm the renovation... More

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
22 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The most horrible aquarium in the world. It needs to be redone is all 8 can say. Redo, remake, rethink, and please see how other aquariums in the world are doing

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Pune
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

no need to go with much expectations. Acquatic species are less. it takes just 20 min to finish it wholly.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

False claims of aquarium starting in september.It is still under renovation no information as of when it will be open for public.please enquire before planning to visit.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
33 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Under renovation as of now (I think so); no where compared to SEA World at Sentosa.... It needs a major overhaul to get it to global standards.....

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Mumbai
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Nothing there at all... my uncle's fish tank at home has more fish! And to top it all, the place is damp, no lighting worth the name, dirt everywhere inside the building... the staff said that the place is being renovated soon, but then, I have heard this story for at least the last fifteen years without seeing any renovation... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

This was a must see spot in any "Mumbai Darshan" trip. I wanted to take my 4 year old to an aquarium and thought of this as I use to enjoy going here in my younger days The visit ended with disappointing and frustration. This was built in 1951 and must have been a best of its kind then, unfortunately... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

its more of a school excursion type of visit, plenty of fish to view . though its not properly guided so carry your own references

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Read my review of the Zoo - This place must be pulled down and built again. Its so much more bigger than lets says the aquarium in Singapore and so much more strategically located. It was in the past run by some really incredible people, who were extreme master of this subject. Get them or people of similar caliber back.... More

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