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Taraporewala Aquarium

Address: Marine Drive, Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Ranked #159 of 273 Attractions in Mumbai (Bombay)
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...
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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 varieties of coral fish from the Lakshadweep islands.

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Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We visited this place on 28/Dec and it still is under renovation with no information about when it will reopen.

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Mumbai
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Taraporewala Aquarium is located at the heart of famous Marine Drive and it hosts marine and freshwater fishes. Not that good when compared to the Aquariums in Singapore etc. There are 100 species of marine and fresh water fish including seven types of coral from the Lakshadweep Islands. Attractions include sharks, cute river tortoise, eels, sea turtles, small starfish and... More 

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Mumbai
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Its good for kids and ok types for others. There are quite a few species of aquatic and marine creatures. However, the place needs to refurbished. But the location is nice on the Marine Drive. A one of visits with kids is ok.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This is one of the first and only aquariums in the city of Mumbai. Over a period of time it has really gotten worst. What had been a centre of attraction in the past now it has no city audience. For a person who has gone to an aquarium abroad this is a total waste of time and energy.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Not only does this old time aquarium need an upgrade, but it also requires maintenance. It is a place that is ideal for children, but more could be done to make it look better such as an aquarium with fishes displayed above the head like in foreign countries. I hope to see an improved Taraporewala aquarium soon.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Don't waste your time going here. It's hardly an aquarium. The fishes have also fled. No New species or knowledgeable staff to Share their knowledge

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Vadodara, India
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This is a good place for the kids. they will enjoy watching the different types of fishes here. you cannot compare it with other places in world, but it is good.

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Thane, India
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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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15 helpful votes 15 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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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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