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Taraporewala Aquarium

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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Marine Drive, Mumbai, India
Marine Drive
+91 22 2282 1239
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed January 26, 2015

Nice museum for children - to explore the underwater world. The museum is located in Marine drive area.

12  Thank archit_a_1234
Most Helpful Critical Review
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.

18  Thank Siddharth R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this place with my family. It is located near to Girgaon Chowpatty (if anyone is coming from Nariman point) and walking distance from Charni Road railway station. This place sharing same boundary wall with Mumbai police ground also. This location-wise it’s very much approachable....More

Thank SandipSaha007
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place for kids to see these variety of fishes. So small cute fishes to ugly looking, small to big, lots to see. A small area take about 30 minutes to finish taking a round. Neatly maintained. Photography allowed only on paid basis.

Reviewed October 8, 2018

Great place for aquatic lover still need some improvement regarding info display. Taraporewala Aquarium is India's oldest aquarium and one of the city's main attractions. It hosts marine and freshwater fishes. The aquarium is located on Marine Drive in Mumbai. The fish will be kept...More

Thank Neelachandra
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

we are visiting this place on 6.10.18 with my family too be very frank this is a small aquarium with small collection of fishes i think 60.00 rupees is too much for this place for 1 person...

Thank shaikh2
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Hi, me and my family just visited Taraporevala Aquarium. Only one thing wanted to say all of you, pls don't visit here....Total waste of time. Air conditioner is not working....It's terribly hot, lots of fish tanks are under maintenance. Couldn't see any special fish....I can...More

1  Thank Departure815646
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

A nice place to visit with kids. Good to see our own aquarium. The place house many different varieties of fishes. We even got to see snakes and turtle. You will be charged for taking photographs.

Thank deepak_gurgaon
Reviewed August 13, 2018

More time to stand in ticket que then to see the fishes inside. We can find more excotic fish in any good shop selling aquarium fishs then in this Aquarium. Although the location is really good but we can see how goverment maintain the things...More

1  Thank Niteshbansal21
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Taraporewala Aquarium is India's oldest aquarium and supposedly, one of the Mumbai city's main attractions. Unfortunately, there's nothing groundbreaking to see here even after a major renovation, a few years ago. The only novelty is the short glass tunnel, at the entry, which is a...More

3  Thank devenigma
Reviewed July 24, 2018

We had heard a lot about this place located in Marine Drive in Mumbai. It was supposed to be an Out-of-the-World attraction after it underwent a so called 'Renovation'. All the enthusiasm just crashed suddenly as soon as we entered this place. This is an...More

1  Thank 18anjans
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

On this place had a decent variety of fish. Twas nice to see a bat fish, lion fish, sea horse, butterfly sting ray (small), turtle, alligator fish, some really big fresh water fishes, entranceunnell type aquarium. Place is poorly lit, feels like a jail for...More

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Marine Drive
This ‘Queen’s Necklace’ is a beautiful drive along the
coast of South Mumbai stretching from Nariman Point in
the south to Malabar Hill in the north. The sea-facing
promenade offers a favourite break time for Mumbai
locals – college students, families, couples, tea &
coffee vendors, foot and head massagers and
photographers often flock to gossip or just gaze at
the skyline. The views during the monsoons (June till
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March 14, 2018|
Response from AshwinKRao | Reviewed this property |
There is no place to keep the luggage. You may request at the ticket counter. But not sure of safety. Not sure if they allow luggage inside. But it could be crowded esp on weekends, so better not carry luggage. Any way... More
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March 27, 2017|
Response from ashikivor | Reviewed this property |
Yeah, it is open on Friday. Timing is 10 am to 8 pm. Monday alone is a holiday
July 3, 2016|
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Response from SuhailSayed | Reviewed this property |
Hello Madhu, Sorry for the late response, just saw your message. Monica has covered most of the places near Marine Drive. Just to add the Hanging Gardens (Kamla Nehru Park) at Malabar Hill and if you are early, try visiting... More