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Vizhinjam Marine Aquarium

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 every day from 09:00 - 17:00 hrs.

Fees:  Adult  - Rs. 20/-, Children: 4 -14 : Rs.10/-

Contact Details
Vizhinjam Research Centre of Central Marine Fisheries Institute (VRC of CMFRI)
Vizhinjam Harbour Road
Thiruvananthapuram - 695521
Ph.: +91 471 2480224

Getting there

Nearest railway station: Thiruvananthapuram Central, about 12 km

Nearest airport: Trivandrum International Airport, about 13 km


Latitude: 8.439772, Longitude: 76.989212

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