Taraporewala Aquarium is one of India’s most oldest aquarium. Its one of the main tourist attraction of Mumbai. You will find marine as well as fresh water fishes at display for visitors.
The aquarium was taken up for renovation and has been renovated with a new look and reopened on March 3, 2015. It now has a 12 feet long and a 360 degree view glass tunnel. Another interesting part is the special pool for children, where they can touch and feel the fish, which are harmless. The fishes are placed in a large glass tank which are illuminated with LED lightnings.
The Taraporewala Aquarium houses 2,000 fishes of more than 400 different species. The total cost for renovating the complete aquarium is around Rs.22 corer. Internationally available exotic fishes have been introduced in the renovated Aquarium.
1. There is an Amphitheater with 50 seating capacity, where they screen documentaries of fishes and marine ecosystem.
2. Pool where visitors can touch and feel the star fish, sea urchins, sea cucumbers and various turtles.
3. SPA for your foot – Here you can dip your feet into one of the 10 tanks. The fishes in the tank will nibble away and clean your feet of the dead skin.
4. LED lighting display of coral and rocky Terran.
5. Jelly fish in a circular tank.
Built in the year 1951, the Taraporewala Aquarium was built with a cost of Rs.8,00,000 (around 12,000 USD). The aquarium was inaugurated by Dr. Rajendra Prasad, who was India’s first president. The major contributor to the aquarium was a Parsee Philanthropist, DB Taraporewala (Rs.2,00,000 – 3,000 USD) after whom the Aquarium was named.
Visit Timing and Fees (validity for ticket is one hour only)
Taraporewala Aquarium is open from 10:00 am and 1:00 pm after lunch it is open again from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The aquarium is closed on Mondays.
|Adults, Above 12 years||60|
|Children Between Age 3 to 12 years||30|
|Rates For Educational Institutes||30|
|Retired Government Employees||40|
|Foreign Tourists (NRI & Other International Visitors, Above Age 12)||200|
|Children Foreign Tourists (NRI & Other International Visitors, Between 3 to 12 years)||100|
|Disabled or Physically Challanged Person||30|
Photography and Videography Charges :
|Type Of Cameras||Charges|
|Photography / Videos via mobile Cameras||500|
|Pictures and Clips Via Video and Digital Cameras||1000|
|Professional Still Cameras||5000|
|Professional Video Shoots||10000|
How to reach the Tatapurwala Aquarium
Address : Tarapurwala Building, Near Charni Road Railway Station, Charni Road, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400002, India. Tel : +91-22-22821239 +91-22-22821622
Walking distance from Charni Road Railway station.
From Charni Road Railway Station :-
–> Walk north-west on Maharshi Karve Rd towards Dr Babasaheb Jaykar Marg/Thakurdwar Rd for 15 meters