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Reviewed 6 days 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. However, if any one coming by car may face little tussle issue with parking as they doesn’t have any parking space and parking along with Marine drive is not possible due to traffic restriction. However, parking on the service road infront of Mumbai Police ground is possible.

This place is open for visitors for Tuesday to Sunday and entry fee is Rs. 40.

It’s nice experience altogether. My little daughter enjoyed a lot to see real fishes swimming in front of her. Different species of fisher are available here with proper description. Thus, its very easy to identify the species and practical experience of kids.

Recommended for all and specially for kids.

Thank SandipSaha007
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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.

Thank SACHINPARMAAR
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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 in large glass tanks, which will be lit with LED lights. The Aquarium is maintained by Department of Fisheries itself. In the aquarium's 16 sea water tanks and nine sweet water tanks. The tropical section of the aquarium already feature different ecosystems such as the “moss aquarium” for pregnant fishes, “plantation aquarium” that features imported varieties of water lilies and other aquatic plants and “island aquarium”.

Thank Neelachandra
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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
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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 see only these fishes which you could easily find in local fish tank. It's too pathetic.

1  Thank Departure815646
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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
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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 in country. Mostly fresh waters fishes are kept there. It was a raining day and long line to get the ticker but only one ticket window was open. Just waste of time !!

1  Thank Niteshbansal21
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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 tube-shaped fish tank and this takes us to the main hall.

This is not a very big aquarium but it hosts a reasonable variety of aquatic creatures likes turtles, piranhas, sea horses, stingrays, water snakes, etc. Sadly, the interiors and tanks are not maintained well. It takes less than 30 minutes to cover this place.

The entry fees are low: adults - Rs.60 and kids below 12 yrs - Rs.30. However, there are exorbitant additional charges for photography: clicking pictures - Rs.500 and shooting videos - Rs.1000.

Please visit the Taraporewala Aquarium only if you have a lot of time to spare, keep your expectations very low and you might like this place.

Tip: Weekdays are most suitable to visit here as it gets very crowded on weekends.

3  Thank devenigma
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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 absolute letdown. There are small tanks which has some 30-40 kinds of small fishes and medium sized (Both Marine and Fresh Water).There is nothing that can make U fascinated about the underwater life.Only the kids below 5-6 years of age get some excitement here. Its just coz my 3 and half year old daughter enjoyed the place,I am compelled to give a rating of 3 Stars. here. Otherwise its not worth 2 Stars. One should visit this place only for kids.

1  Thank 18anjans
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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 fish, enclosures a dirty and real or artificial fauna in the fish tank..to show real fish outside TV to kids less than 5 year old it's ok. Combine this with the beach then it's worth it. Worth a skip. Cheap place literally.

Thank lotus-gourmand
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