Taraporewala Aquarium is situated along the
Marine Drive in
Mumbai . This
Aquarium houses exotic marine life and rare species of fishes and also
some exquisite pearl jewellery. It is soon to be renovated into a
high-tech Aquarium with a glass vision seaworld.
The late Dr. Rajendra Prasad formally opened it in 1951. The aquarium has three large rooms where fish are displayed in such a manner as to highlight the attractiveness of their appearance. The large tanks have shark, octopus, kite fish and the smaller tanks display corals, worms, sea flower and sea horses. Pearls, shells and articles crafted from shells are also displayed here.
There are plans to construct an underwater sea walk but as of right now fish enthusiasts will have to wait until that plan becomes a reality.
Closed On: Mondays
Mumbai being the capital city is well connected by air, rail and road with the important places within and beyond the state. For local transportation taxis, city buses and local trains are available. The Marine Lines (Western Railway) is the nearest railway stations.
Accommodation is available at the hotels in Mumbai.