Taraporewala Aquarium, Mumbai

Taraporewala Aquarium

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Rank 20
Ranked 20 of 770,
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Average Rating
5.9 / 7 1
32 Ratings & 13 Reviews

About Taraporewala Aquarium

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    • Entry: Paid
    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 11.00 AM - 8.00 PM , Saturday: 11.00 AM - 8.00 PM , Sunday: 10.00 AM - 8.00 PM , Public Holidays: 10.00 AM - 8.00 PM

Taraporewala Aquarium is the lone aquarium in Mumbai, located at the Marine Drive. Built in 1951, this aquarium is named after Mr. Taraporewala, a Parsee philanthropist who donated a huge sum for its construction. There are more than 100 species of freshwater and marine fishes in the aquarium, including seven different types of coral fish from the Lakshadweep Islands.

Tourists can spot turtles, sharks, moray eels, small starfish, stingrays and many other species in this aquarium. There is a room at the aquarium that is occupied by fossils, rare sea shells andeven some preserved fish in bottles. Exhibits at the aquarium epitomise the variety of marine life in the Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean.

A proposal has been put forward to convert the aquarium into an underwater oceanarium. This will allow the people to take a feel of an undersea walk, witnessing rich marine life. Tourists can reach this place by taking a bus, an auto rickshaw or a taxi from elsewhere in the city.

What travellers are saying about Taraporewala Aquarium

Experience scale
  • Excellent 6
  • Very Good 4
  • Good 2
  • Average 1
  • Below Average 0
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 0
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowed
  • Lockers/Storage

1 Video Reviews for Taraporewala Aquarium

Kuntala Das

  • Tourist
  • Kuntala Das
  • Lives in Durgapur
  •  85 helpful votes
  •  51 readers
  • Posted Aug 15, 2016
Overall Rating
5/7
  • 432

13 traveller reviews for Taraporewala Aquarium

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Harsh Prasad

  • Tourist
  • Harsh Prasad
  • Lives in Raipur
  • 8 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  4144 readers

"Nice, nice creatures and well maintained"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted May 22, 2017
Situated in good location near Marine Drive and tickets are affordable. All types of aquatic creatures are present like fishes, seahorse, turtles etc. With other essential information. Photography is not allowed but you can buy a photography pass.
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Shiva Ukali

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  • Shiva Ukali
  • Lives in Pune
  • 31 photos
  • 53 Reviews
  •  33 helpful votes
  •  31222 readers

"Great to see various fishes under one roof"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Aug 12, 2016
The Taraporewala Aquarium is one of the good aquariums. We all enjoyed here.

We were in a group. The fishes we saw amazed us all.

This aquarium have many rare fishes and common fishes also. The experience was great to visit this place. You all would definitely enjoy here.

Visit this place during day..
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  • 3 votes

Shvetang Gupta

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  • Shvetang Gupta
  • 32 photos
  • 32 Reviews
  •  11 helpful votes
  •  17633 readers

"A variety of fishes"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jul 12, 2016
Taraporewala Aquarium is built in 27 May 1951 and inaugurated by President of India Dr Rajendra prasad. A variety of fishes available there comes from different places. Nearby railway station is charni road. For aquarium you have to pay 60 Rs and if you want to use Mobile or own camera huge amount to pay.
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  • 3 votes

Sangeeta Nagarmath

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  • Sangeeta Nagarmath
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 12 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  8349 readers

"Lovely fishes"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Apr 19, 2016
They have really done up the place well with all the latest variety of fishes which we may not get a chance to see otherwise. It was recently renovated a year ago almost, hosting the marine and freshwater fishes. It is a real experience to see this place. Not only the children but even the adults enjoy watching the big and the small fishes.
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Sagar

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  • Sagar
  • Lives in Thane
  • 68 photos
  • 35 Reviews
  •  32 helpful votes
  •  38513 readers

"Good for once"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 28, 2016
Go early when the museum opens to avoid the crowd and you will enjoy the exhibits. Place is renovated some time ago and good for kids. Parking is a big issue there. Also the camera fees are too high.
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  • 2 votes

Sameer Buddha

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  • Sameer Buddha
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 13 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  4961 readers

"Renovated and good"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Nov 20, 2015
Newly renovated and has a big queue to get in, new addition to fishes. This aquarium is the oldest in Mumbai and attracts loads of tourists daily. Not so great if you have been to seaworld across the world.
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  • 1 vote

Ashwin Taware

  • Connoisseur
  • Ashwin Taware
  • Lives in Bhiwandi
  • 12 photos
  • 25 Reviews
  •  98 helpful votes
  •  25572 readers

"Fishes and fishes were awesome"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Oct 30, 2015
The ticket rate is Rs. 60 for adults and Rs. 30 for children. Photography allowed with proper ticket. Mobile camera-Rs 500, Digital camera-Rs 1000, Professional Camera- Rs 5000. When I visited on 25/10/2015. Monday closed.
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  • 2 votes

Sandeep Patil

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  • Sandeep Patil
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 3 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  2483 readers

"Mumbai's best Aquarium"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jun 8, 2015
One of the most visit place on Marin lines. Government has already redeveloped and modernized aquarium in view of tourist visit. Avoid weekly off and school holidays. Since its one of the best attractions for children. You may have to wait in Que to see this place.
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Hussain ali Surti

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  • Hussain ali Surti
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 3 Reviews
  •  49 helpful votes
  •  3377 readers

"The place was not taken care off"

  • 3.5/7
  • Posted Apr 12, 2015
I had been to the place years back and it was really disaster. The place was not taken care of and I did not wait a lot out there because it was not worth.
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  • 45 votes

Hayat Jahagirdar

  • Connoisseur
  • Hayat Jahagirdar
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 1 photo
  • 22 Reviews
  •  275 helpful votes
  •  15515 readers

"It has become a world class aquarium"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Mar 8, 2015
After being closed for over two years for renovation, the Taraporewala Aquarium finally opened to guests last week. Trust me, everything from the varieties of fish to the decoratives they've used in this aquarium, its truly beautiful. A must visit at this place in Mumbai.
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  • 142 votes

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