India Seashell Museum, Mahabalipuram
Enter fee for museum - INR 100
Entry fee for aquarium - INR 50
Camera fee : INR 100
Timings - 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Location - Just 1.5 km away from Panch Rathas
One of the most popular tourist attractions in Mahabalipuram, Indian Seashell Museum is famous amongst people of all age groups. The museum is forts of its kind in India and the largest one India. On display are around 40,000 kinds of shells along with details about them. These shells have been collected by K Raja Mohamed, the founder of the museum. The museum also has oysters and snails with information about their sizes and origin. There are car, ship, train, plane, etc. made from shell, which has been put on display. There are four galleries.
The museum also has a shopping centre, called Maya bazaar, where visitors can get their hands on different interesting items that are made from sea products such as oysters and conch shells. The place has beautiful pearl jewelry. There is also a small aquarium in the complex, called Fish World, which houses colorful fishes. There is a seafood restaurant too, Fresh ‘n Live Sea Food. The museum complex is spread in an area one and a half acres of land.