Date of visit: 05/09/2009
Crew: Maneesh and Lucky.
Bangalore Government Aquarium is situated on Kasturba Road, at the entrance of Cubbon Park. This is the second largest aquarium in the country. It is housed inside an octagonal-shaped building. Consisting of three floors, it was inaugurated in the year 1983. The Aquarium is under the control of the State Government’s Department of Fisheries. The ground floor has the office and the laboratory. First floor has 14 big tanks of cultivable fish. Second floor has both large and small fish kept in separate tanks exhibiting their habitat. There are about 70 varieties of fish in the aquarium. It has on display the largest number of cultivable as well as ornamental pet fish. However, the fish housed in the aquarium are only freshwater fish, both indigenous and exotic. The center has various species of fish from Chennai, Mumbai, South East Asia, South America, Sri Lanka and Japan. This place remains open from 10 am to 5:15 pm for its visitors, except on Mondays and second Tuesdays of every month. It also remains closed on general holidays. Do not forget to check out the small restaurant near the aquarium for some traditional fish dishes. The fish fry over there is very tasty.
At the entrance of the aquarium there is a betel nut tree.
Fish in the aquarium:
- Eel (Mastacemblus spp.):
- Snake head (Channa Marulius):
- Tin-foil barb (Puntius spp.):