India's largest aquarium in Mount Abu draws visitors

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Mount Abu, May 31 (ANI): Datda Sea World in Mount Abu, lone hill resort of Rajasthan, is enchanting the visitors with its wide collection of fishes and sea shells.

Built with an investment of 35 million rupees, the aquarium is touted to be the largest in India, housing 100 small aquariums.

The aquarium has a variety of fishes imported from Singapore, Netherlands, Kenya, US, Pakistan and many other countries.

Datda Sea World has become a hot spot for visitors in Mount Abu.

"It felt really good to see so many colourful fishes. The kids also enjoyed a lot," said Kirti, a visitor.

Apart from housing numerous varieties of fishes, the aquarium is also a storehouse for vast collection of seashells, all gathered from different places in the world.

"This sea shell museum is probably the biggest in Asia. Around 1.8 million tourists visit Mount Abu everyday which is quite something for a small place like this, and they come here," said Jalam Singh Rathore, owner, Datda Sea World.

The seashell museum has around 10,000 seashells of more than 1,000 varieties in different shapes and sizes.

The museum leaves the visitors awed and enchanted with its collection.

"We have seen many fishes, I've also seen Tarapore aquarium in Mumbai, but here they have sea shells as well. One can find many different kinds of sea shells here," said Ankita, a visitor.

The owners also plan to introduce scuba diving at the Datda Sea World, where the visitors can dive in an 80-feet aquarium with fish swimming alongside.

They also plan to screen short films on aquatic life to provide the visitors with in-depth information on marine life. By Lokendra Singh (ANI)

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