Vizhinjam Marine Aquarium is one of the must-visit tourist attractions in Kovalam. The place lies closer to Kovalam and is one of the fishing harbors which is busy throughout the day. The aquarium is officially named Sagarika Marine Research Aquarium and is home to many rare marine animals including squirrelfish, moon wrasse, and many ornamental fishes that attract sightseers. One of the prominent Kovalam sightseeing places, the Vizhinjam Marine Aquarium is an exciting holiday spot for vacationers. Sea explorers get a wonderful opportunity to learn about marine life. The aquarium is also famous as a center for Image Pearl Production. A shell cement is attached to a pearl oyster and after 3 months a pearl is produced.
The aquarium managed and maintained by the Central Marine Fisheries Institute is a perfect spot to learn about aqua life.
If you have reached the Trivandrum International Airport, you need to book a cab and travel by road for 13 kilometers ride. For those who reach the Trivandrum railway station from any part of India, it is necessary to book a traveler (for families) or cabs ( if couples or solo travelers are there) and take the road trip for the next 12 kilometers to reach the place. For those in Kovalam town, you can reach the place with a 2-kilometer road ride by auto-rickshaw or car or even the local buses,
The aquarium is the hub of many research-based fish hatcheries, so people can watch and be guided about their works by the in-house team. They have very nominal fees for visitors ad you are allowed to explore the place for one hour from entry time if you are one beachside vacay in Kovalam.