Ganga Aquarium, Lucknow - A newest attraction in City of Nawabs

Ganga Aquarium
Ganga  Aquarium is situated at National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources (NBFGR), Canal Road (VIP Road) a connecting road between Kanpur Road and Rae Bareli road, Lucknow.  

Inaugurated by Shri S. Ayyappan, Secretary, Department of Agriculture Research and Education (DARE) and Director General ICAR, New Delhi on 19th November 2010,  the Aquarium is said to be one of the best Aquariums  in India. Dr. J.K. Jenna is the Director of NBFGR.  

Fish is said to be  powerful energizer of wealth, luck and happiness in our life. Fish symbolizes abundance of wealth and prosperity and fortune. Fish Aquarium is  kept in hotels, guest rooms  and in functions in Lucknow. 

The importance of fish can be traced in the Awadh's royal symbol 'Twin Fish' on many ancient buildings gates and monuments. It is said that earlier the emblem of two fishes facing each other was the symbol of the Sheikhs. Later on,  Nawabs and the British as well adopted the same. 

You can see that even today, the fish emblem can be seen on many buildings and government seals of Lucknow.  The UP State has also adopted the Twin Fish in the State Seal.

Entrance of Ganga Aquarium
About the Aquarium :

1. The Ganga Aquarium is established in lush green surroundings of NBFGR Campus. 

2. Around 42 large glass aquaria containing over 100 fish species belonging to Africa, Asia and North and South America,etc.

3. Fishes of native and exositc origin for public awareness on fish diversity.   

You can watch here attractive Feng Shui (also called flower horn), deadly piranhas, tiny tetras,the most beautiful  ornamental, goldfishes, Koi Carp, Angels, Alligator gar, Sting ray, Tetras, Ghostfish, Fire mouth, Malawi Cichlids, Malayan Angels and several other types of fishes.

The Indian ornamentals displayed here are  Kerala Queen, Flamingo barb, Loaches,   etc. The   Feng Shui fish, like flower horn, Arowana and Koi,   is said to be the harbinger of wealth and  prosperity when kept in houses and home garden ponds. You can also view some very rare type of fishes.  
The Ganga Aaquarium  is housed in a newly constructed building inside the NBFGER.  It is equipped with large 42  well maintained Aquaria. Around 100 types of   species, found in  continents of Africa, Asia, North and South America,  are displayed here. 

The Institute boasts to have displayed various fishes of ornamental, sport, food and medicinal importance to enable visitors to get knowlege and  information about beautiful world of the fishes.

How to reach :  The Ganga Aquarium is in the complex of NBFGR just near the main gate.  The entry to the Aquarium Building  is from Canal Ring Road (VIP road) only(quite near from Rai bareli Road(Telibagh), Jail Road or Kanpur Road.  There is sufficient parking space   available and presently no parking fees is charged. This place is well connected with the rest of the city. You can reach here via Rae Bareli Road or Kanpur Road  or Jail Road.  Three wheeler, Tempos, Rickshaw, etc.  ply on this road. 

Location :  It is situated on the road connecting Awadh Hospital Crossing in Alambagh to Telibagh crossing on Rai Bareli Road. 

Distance from various places in Lucknow:

Lucknow Charbagh Railway Station (NR/NER): 8 km
Rear side of Railway Station : 6 Km.
Lucknow Bus Stand (Alambagh):       6 km
Hazratganj: 8 km
SGPGI Hospital:      6 km
Telibagh Crossing: 1 km
Manyavar Shri Kansiram Smarak  : 3 km
Alambagh Market in Lucknow : 6 Km.

Nearby places you may like to visit :

Baudh Vihar Shanti Upvan Lucknow  on VIP Road

Timings for Visitors :  The Aquarium will remain open for public from Tuesday to Sunday. Monday is weekly off.   

Please note opening time of Aquarium:

Summer (April to October) : 10.00 a.m. to 07.00 p.m.

Winter (November to March) :10.00 a.m. to 05.00 p.m.

Care:  Ganga Aquarium remains closed on MONDAY

Entry Tickets :  You will have to pay Rs. 20/- for adults and Rs.10/- for children upto the age of 12 years. Children coming through a School and in a group of at least 20, may get 50% concession. Children coming through school management in groups of minimum 20 may avail 50% concession.

Photography Charges:  Still Camera and Mobiles: Rs.50/-, Video Camera Rs.

Contact  Address 

National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources,
Canal Ring Road, (VIP Road)  Telibagh, Lucknow - 226 002, UP, India

Phone Number  of Ganga Aquarium in Lucknow:

0522-2442440/41,  2440145, 2441735
Fax: 0522-2442403

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