Friday, June 19, 2009

Taraporewala Aquarium

Taraporewala Aquarium
Taraporewala Aquarium
The one and only aquarium in the city is built bearing a cost of Rs.800,000. The initial donation of Rs.200,000 was done by Mr.Taraporewala who was a parsi philanthropist.

This initial donation paved the way for setting up the aquarium. Thus this elegant aquarium is named in his honor.

This well planned aquarium was inaugurated in 1951 by Dr. Rajendra Prasad, first president of India.

Mumbai being a marine city, this aquarium holds a variety of marine life bringing into light the beautiful

world beneath the waters. There are both fresh water and sea water fishes. There are three large rooms in the aquarium were fishes are displayed in a manner as to highlight the attractiveness of their appearance. One of the rooms has fossils and preserved fish
in bottles along with rare sea shells. The main attraction here are the variety of sharks and turtles.

This is a beautiful and informative place for children to visit.

Taking into account the success of the aquarium the Government has sanctioned a 134crore project to replace
the aquarium with an oceanarium

11a.m. to 7p.m. on weekdays.

10a.m. to 7p.m. on Sundays.

Please note: Monday closed

Nearest railway station is Charni road on western railway

Buses to reach: 123

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