Taraporewala Aquarium

About Taraporewala Aquarium

Taraporewala Aquarium is one of India’s oldest aquariums. It is one of the main tourist attractions of Mumbai. You will find marine as well as freshwater fishes at the display for visitors.

The aquarium was taken up for renovation and has been renovated with a new look and reopened on March 3, 2015.

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It now has a 12 feet long and 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 is illuminated with LED lighting.

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tropical fishes meet in blue coral reef seawater aquarium. Underwater paradise

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.

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What’s new

1. There is an Amphitheater with a 50 seating capacity, where they screen documentaries of fishes and the marine ecosystem.

2. Pool where visitors can touch and feel the starfish, 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. Jellyfish in a circular tank.

History

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 the ticket is one hour only)

  • 10 am to 8 pm  on weekdays
  • During government, public holidays, Sundays and 2nd and 4th Saturday Aquarium remain open from 10 am to 9 pm.
  • The aquarium is closed on Mondays.
Category Rates (Rs.)
Adults, Above 12 years 60
Children Between Age 3 to 12 years 30
Rates For Educational Institutes 30
Retired Government Employees 40
Government Employees 30
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 Challenged 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
  • Turn right at Bank Of India onto Dr. Babasaheb Jaykar Marg/Thakurdwar Rd for 25 meters
  • Take the pedestrian overpass – Pass by IndianAutoStore.com (on the left in 100 meters)
  • Turn left onto Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Rd – Pass by Kaivalyadham (on the left in 29 meters)
  • Taraporewala Aquarium Destination will be on the left

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