Imagine witnessing any shape you can think of being implanted into the centre of a beautiful oyster, resulting in the formation of a brand new pearl. The Image Pearl Technique at Vizhinjam Maritime Aquarium does exactly that using shell cement. Officially known as the Sagarika Marine Research Aquarium, it is situated about 2 km from Kovalam on a natural port that is among the busiest in the district.
One can see a variety of species here. Angelfish, clown fish, seahorses, box fish, cow fish, eels and wrasses are among the exotic beings seen here. A reef tank with an assortment of corals is yet another attraction here. One also gets a close look at some of the mysteries of marine life at this unique destination.
Visiting Hours: Open everyday from 09:00 - 17:00 hrs
Fees: Adult - Rs. 20/-, Children: 4 -14 : Rs.10/-
Vizhinjam Research Centre of Central Marine Fisheries Institute (VRC of CMFRI)
Vizhinjam Harbour Road
Thiruvananthapuram - 695521
Ph: +91 471 2480224
Nearest railway station: Thiruvananthapuram Central, about 12 km
Nearest airport: Trivandrum International Airport, about 13 km
Latitude: 8.439772, Longitude: 76.989212