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Taraporewala Aquarium

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Marine Drive, Mumbai, India
+91 22 2282 1239
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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.
  • Excellent11%
  • Very good21%
  • Average33%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible17%
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“rare species” (5 reviews)
“sea shells” (5 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Marine Drive, Mumbai, India
Marine Drive
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+91 22 2282 1239
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank Niteshbansal21
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

2  Thank devenigma
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank anjan s
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank lotus-gourmand
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Reviewed June 26, 2018

it was a hyped renovation news that made me take my grand daughter to the aquarium. it was disappointing as no major change was seen, no great sea life seen, It was same what i had seen 30 years ago. authorities should visit some aquariums...More

1  Thank 13milind
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Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

Planned to visit this museum on my visit to marine drive. Timings: 10 am to 8 pm Ticket: 60 pp ( adults) 30pp ( kids) Photography charges extra. There is nothing special about it. A large hall with lots a aquariums fitted in with varieties...More

Thank Jeevika S
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Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

Complete disappointment It is dirty unkept rusted dirty fans hardly any good specie of fish I think must request Mr Mody to visit may be then the place will be spruced up

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

Been there with 2 year old child she liked fishes as new for her but need loads of improvement as not worth .. heavily crowded and no proper management for queues as people don't move in proper lines. Management seem not interested as it's run...More

2  Thank kushal j
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Reviewed May 25, 2018 via mobile

Good for short 30 mins visit.Too crowded and place is small for handling it.Though renovated , most tanks are empty , lot of dirt in water making its visibility difficult and too much noise.Entry fee is minimal but photography and video charges are bomb.No need...More

Thank Mohammed K
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Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

People who have visited aquarium in places like Singapore , keep your expectations low infact very low infact very low.the display are badly maintained almost all tank is turbid with bad visibility and defeats the whole purpose of aquarium.the numbers of display is so less...More

1  Thank Ajith P
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locals – college students, families, couples, tea &
coffee vendors, foot and head massagers and
photographers often flock to gossip or just gaze at
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Ashok P
March 14, 2018|
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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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Shailendra U
March 27, 2017|
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Response from ashikivor | Reviewed this property |
Yeah, it is open on Friday. Timing is 10 am to 8 pm. Monday alone is a holiday
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madhuradesh
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
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