Varkala Aquarium
Varkala Aquarium
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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A beautuful aquarium which has sea view in varkala with good collection of fishes
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4.0
67 reviews
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Shanti813
West Molesey, UK42 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
This was a dismal buliding that could be so much more. The tanks were terrrible and the fish looked (if fish can look) miserable; they were often listless and on their side looking as if they wished the world would end for them. There was some gravel and the odd rock in the tanks and not much else; no plants or anything that could offer them any kind of diversion from the tedium of their tanks. The signage was old and not current - for example, they had tanks with more than one type of fish, but only a description of a single fish. If you want to keep fish, visit other aquariums such as the one in London or Sydney - that's how you look after creatures of this world who are entitled to be looked after properly if we have to keep them in captivity.
Written 11 February 2023
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AbiramPonnuswami
Chennai (Madras), India103 contributions
Nov 2021 • Solo
A small and well maintained aquarium. They have a good collection of fish breeds. It is situated closer to the Edava beach.
Written 2 November 2021
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vimal p
10 contributions
Jan 2020
very nice aquarium, maintained by Kerala fisheries department.the building its self have a traditional Kerala style and its really really airy. i suggest this place.
Written 6 March 2020
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Vasanth Kumar
Thiruvarur, India2 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
Had low expectations, but on contrary we had beautiful display of various kind of fishes even the exotic ones. Well maintained and got awe struck by seeing puffer fish , jelly fish etc. Mark this aquarium a must visit during the Varkala trip.
Written 28 April 2019
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Arul
18 contributions
Feb 2019 • Friends
It is a nice display of verity of fishes and marine lives.It also have a 3D theater with a latest equipment and with precise images.It is awesome.
Written 14 February 2019
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Marcus
Lomma, Sweden544 contributions
Feb 2019 • Solo
Been to other aquariums i India... and set my expectations low. The Varkala Aquariums high is there jellyfish aquarium and their low is there obvious lack of watermovement in all aquariums and lack of maintenence. But overall not superbad and the aquarium could be fixed easily i think... And maybe they should focus on saltwater and asian/indian Freshwater fish and skip south american and afrikan cichlids... Just an idea! The fee 30 rp for adults could be higher if the quality was better.
Written 5 February 2019
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Renjith Sreekumar
Kollam, India28 contributions
Dec 2018
It has many types of fishes at display. It’s run by the government. Good to visit for kids and family too. Entry ticket around RS 30.
Written 30 December 2018
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Aveek B
137 contributions
Nov 2018 • Family
The aquarium opens around 10 AM in the morning and is bit away from the papanasam beach but near the north cliff.
Written 3 December 2018
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Sean L
Dorchester, UK62 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
Clear modern tanks with - in the main - reasonably informative notices about a variety of fish, both from local waters and beyond. The spiral ramp is a clever use of space. The jellyfish display near the entrance is the pièce de résistance.
Written 27 November 2018
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Nikhil A
Kathmandu, Nepal7 contributions
Apr 2018
though varkala is in itself a "not so crowded" place unlike India, the number of species present in the aquarium and the information shared was a good experience.

Also, it was children friendly, good place to go if you are around.
Written 24 October 2018
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Varkala Aquarium is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM