Mollusks constitute a rich treasure of the sea. Divided in seven classes, most have a soft body covered with a hard calcareous shell, seashell in common parlance, made from their own secretion. These abound in a wide variety of shapes, colour and size and are perhaps second to none in this regard. Thanks to indiscriminate ‘fishing’ and pollution, of over a million species only about 50,000 survive now. Turbulence, temperature and depth of the water affect the shape and colour of a shell. The most colourful shells are generally found in shallow, warm waters.
Over 3,000 of these can now be seen at this museum located at Jaipur, the Pink City. It has added a unique dimension to Rajasthan Tourism, North India Tourism and Golden Triangle Tourism, for foreign and Indian tourists alike. It has seashells from all over the world and also displays exquisite shellcraft. It is the first and only exclusive seashell museum in India. Aside from aesthetics, it is an ideal place to begin learning malacology and conchology, the science of mollusks and shells. Knowledgeable guidance, posters, charts, films, videos and a library are also here for the inquisitive visitors. It is destined to become a Marine (mollusks) Science Museum in not so distant a future.. The address of Alice Garg National Sea Shell Museum, Jaipur is 10-Jul
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