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Taraporewala Aquarium

Located at Marine Drive


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.. It was re-opened after renovation on March 3, 2015. The renovated aquarium has a 12-feet long and 180 degree acrylic glass tunnel. Another attraction is the special pools, where children can touch fish which are harmless. The fish will be kept in large glass tanks, which will be lit with LED lights. 2,000 fishes of over 400 species and has been renovated at a cost of Rs.22 crore (approx Rs 7.5 crore for aquariums and Rs. 16.5 crore for construction work done by Public Works department) . The exotic fish from overseas has been introduced at the new aquarium the number of new varieties of marine fish at 70. Helicopter,Arowana,Gruppen,yellow-striped tang, blue-spotted stingray, star, clown, hark, trigger, Grouper, Moorish idol,[3] Azure Damsel, Blueline Demoiselle, Purple Firefish, Cloudy Damsel, Copperband Butterflyfish, Schooling Bannerfish, Raccoon Butterflyfish, White Tail Trigger, Clown Triggerfish and Blue Ribbon Eel. The 40 new varieties of freshwater fish would include Red Devil, Jaguar, Electric Blue Jack Dempsey,Frontosa and Catfish. These fishes will be housed in larger tanks than before with imported flexi glass for better visibility. It also has sharks, turtles, rays, moray eels, sea turtles, small starfish and stingrays. The Aquarium is maintained by Department of Fisheries itself. In the aquarium's 16 sea water tanks and nine sweet water tanks, there are 31 types of fish, while 32 tropical tanks contains 54 kind of fishes. 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”.


By Road and by Train If you are choosing to travel by train it would be a nice choice as the Aquarium is very close to the Charni Road Station


No Period visit at any Anytime of the year


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