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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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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... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We had visited the aquarium in past & was disappointed with the maintenance. Since the aquarium got a ground revamp & we decided to visit it again. Good thing is you can park your vehicle in the adjacent pay & park of Bombay Police gymkhana. Entry fees are now up - Rs 60 for adults, mobile/still camera rates are exorbitantly... More 

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Dibrugarh, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Nice Aquarium House on Marine Drive and very economical too in the city of Mumbai. Can catch glimpse of Octopus, small Sharks, etc.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I remembered my school days when school is used to arrange visit to Taraporewala Aquarium. It was nostalgic moment for me but had great expectations of newly upgraded Taraporewala Aquarium. With many articles in newspaper going gaga over upgraded set up. Honestly the improvement is there but not good enough .This aquarium has collection of fresh water and marine water... More 

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Mumbai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The renovated Taraporewala Aquarium was a pleasant surprise. I visited on a weekday afternoon and was surprised to find it quite busy with school kids, parents and young college students. The aquarium is small, just two rooms, unless I missed some of the displays. There are two sections - tropical fish and fresh water fish. The sea horses are amazing... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Entrance to the Taraporewala Aquarium is very nice. However the collection of fishes is not as good as it used to be 40 years ago. Overall still a good attraction for children.

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Ahmedabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

It is one of the well maintained aquarium that I have seen. I never missed it when I used to go at Chowpati. A good learning space for kids. Seeing place that it has, they have good collection of marine species.

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Mumbai
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

If you have kids you must take them to this place... They have recently renowated it and it is worth a visit.. There is an entry ticket for it which is reasonably priced.. Though there is a long queue during holidays and weekends.. They have a wide variety of fishes and sea animals, which the kids would surely enjoy.. Although... More 

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Mumbai, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

"The best way to observe a fish is to become a fish." — Jacques Yves Cousteau, Oceanographer My daughters follow that and so prefer scuba diving than an aquarium, but we still don't miss a visit to aquarium wherever we travel. I wouldn't say this was one of our most amazing aquarium visits, but not so bad as well. Who... More 

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Address: Marine Drive, Mumbai (Bombay), India
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Maharashtra  >  Mumbai (Bombay)

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