Vizhinjam Marine Aquarium


13.8/5(6 Ratings)

Vizhinjam Marine Aquarium Overview

Ranked 9 of 19 sightseeing in Kovalam

Vizhinjam Marine Aquarium, which was established in 1997, is situated at Vizhinjam, which is an important fishing port in Kerala. This aquarium showcases the rarest species of invertebrates and ornamental fish in the world. Managed by the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI), this aquarium houses crabs, squirrelfish, moon wrasse, clownfish and butterfly fish.

Visitors to the aquarium can also see lionfish, giant turtles, surgeonfish, triggerfish, piranhas and sharks. This aquarium has a pearl oyster, which can transform a mould of shell cement into a pearl by using the Image Pearl Production Technique. The aquarium is located around 1.3 km away from Kovalam, near Theatre Junction, and can be reached within 3 minutes.

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  • Best Time: During DayBest Time: During Day
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsLength of visit: 1-2hrs
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
9:00 AM -6:00 PM
9:00 AM -6:00 PM
9:00 AM -6:00 PM
Public Holidays:
9:00 AM -6:00 PM

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Joji Joseph

Joji Joseph4.3/5

200 reviews

Interesting for its unique technique of image pearl production

Located at Vizhinjam in Thiruvananthapuram, the aquarium has a good assortment of marine life like the seas-fish, eels, octopus, sea-lion, sea-horse, starfish, torpedo fish, sting ray, sharks, turtles etc. Also the aquarium is famous for the unique pearl production technology which implanting moulds of different shapes made of cement into the pearl oyster and generating pearls in the shape of the molds in few months.

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Athul kumar gupta

Athul kumar gupta3.9/5

2 reviews

Marvellous environment

there were many fishes which i never seen in mah life that is the one of the best moments of mah life...fishes are too gud..and also the environment there is marvellous

Elias .

Elias .3.6/5

3 reviews

Very ineteresting and is a well maintained one

It is by the side of the Highway hence easly approchable by any body. A large varieties of sea fishes and other creachers. The space is limited it can be expanded further