MatsyaDarshini Aquarium, tries to captures the essence of the sea in a beautiful glass tank. But it’s not just any ordinary aquarium; it’s a treasure trove of marine life that’s sure to keep you hooked.
From the long horn cow fish to the lion fish, and from the red squirrel fish to the electric ray, the aquarium boasts an impressive collection of exotic marine life that will leave you mesmerized. And that’s not all; you’ll also get to see starfish, tentacle anemones, and sea anemones in varying colors, which makes for a pleasant view.
Established in 1994 on the shores of Ramakrishna beach, MatsyaDarshini Aquarium has become one of the most popular tourist attractions in Vizag, a port city where the sea plays a significant role in its commercial and social life.
But this aquarium isn’t just for the kids; adults can have a lot of fun too. You can spend hours here learning about marine life, and there’s never a dull moment. Here are some of the fun activities you can do at MatsyaDarshini Aquarium:
- Aquatic Animals: Take a stroll through the aquarium and get a glimpse of exotic marine life like the long horn cow fish, peacock wrasse, and electric ray, among many others. You’ll also get to see some marine invertebrates like starfish, tentacle anemones, and sea anemones, which are a delight to watch.
- Shop: No day-out plan is complete without souvenirs to take back home. And MatsyaDarshini Aquarium has got you covered. They have their own gift shop where you can purchase keychains, badges, coasters, and even sea shell jewelry at reasonable prices.
The entry fee to the aquarium is INR 30 for adults and INR 20 for children above 5 years of age. But if you’re below five, you get in for free. You can also carry your cameras for a nominal fee.
And once you’re done with the aquarium, there are other nearby places to visit too. Dolphin’s Nose, INS KurusuraSubmarine Museum, and Visakha Museum are just some of the places you can explore.
So come on over to MatsyaDarshini Aquarium and dive into the world of marine life. It’s a fun-filled, educational experience that’s sure to make you smile.