India gets its first underwater restaurant as businessman Bharat Bhatt, along with his wife Varsha, inaugurated on 1st February 2016 The Real Poseidon in Ahmedabad. Surprised aren’t you? So were we, when CNN-IBN first reported the same on 31st January 2016.
“An undersea restaurant in inland city?” Yes! That is precisely what the architectural marvel is about. Named after the Greek God of Sea, it is built inside an aquarium and is a complete delight for aqua lovers and little kids!
Highlights of The Real Poseidon – India’s First Underwater Restaurant
So, without further ado, let us quickly scan through the interesting facts that we know so far about the first underwater restaurant in India.
It may look like a normal restaurant from outside…
But, it is not. It is a beauty, an architectural marvel.
The 32-seater restaurant is spread across 3,000 sq feet, 20 feet below the ground.
Plush with 150,000 liters of water revitalized with a filtration tank, the restaurant’s aquarium features 4000 marine species that the customers can watch as they dine.
The fish have been sourced from the local markets in Ahmedabad, Rajkot, and Vadodara.
But despite being surrounded by so many species of fish and marine life, no seafood is served here. In fact, it is a pure vegetarian restaurant.
Apart from the traditional Indian dishes, it offers three international cuisines, viz. Chinese, Mexican, and Thai.
The cost of the entire project was INR 2 Crores and it took 2 years to construct this architectural marvel…
Well, the result was amazing. Here is a 360 degree view of the dining area.
And the cost of dining is at par with any other decent diner. In fact it offers a luxurious experience.
The approximate cost of dining for two people is INR 2,500.
There were 150 pre-bookings even before the restaurant opened. In fact, several seats of the restaurant have been booked up to 14th February 2016.
So, you might as well want to make the booking for dates after the Valentine’s Day. Follow the link to book your tickets.
We want you not to get lost on your way to restaurant. So here is its location.
Address: Real Poseidon, 456 South Bopal Corner, Sardar Patel Ring Rd, South Bopal, Ahmedabad 380058
Before we take your leave, here is a video of the underwater wonder. We hope you will enjoy it just the way we did.
Intrigued, aren’t you? This underwater dining experience is a must-try. And now that you don’t have to travel outside India, you can easily do so. Yes, the restaurant got shut down the very next day for repairs. But it will be serving again soon. So when it does, be there to try it and share your dining experience with us.
Further Read: 13 Awesome Reasons Why Ahmedabad Will Ruin You For Life
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