Nice, nice creatures and well maintained - Taraporewala A...

Nice, nice creatures and well maintained

Review of Taraporewala Aquarium, Mumbai

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

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

13 traveller reviews for Taraporewala Aquarium

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Harsh Prasad

  • Tourist
  • Harsh Prasad
  • Lives in Raipur
  • 8 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  4296 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
  • 29 photos
  • 53 Reviews
  •  34 helpful votes
  •  32902 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
  •  19123 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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Sangeeta Nagarmath

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  • Sangeeta Nagarmath
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 12 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  8578 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
  • Lives in Thane
  • 68 photos
  • 35 Reviews
  •  36 helpful votes
  •  41376 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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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.

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