INS Kurusura Submarine Museum, Visakhapatnam

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Learn about the Indian Navy and one of its most famous ships at INS Kurusura Submarine Museum, a museum dedicated to the Kalvari-class submarine, decommissioned in 2001 after 31 years of service. Take a tour of the 91.3 m (300 ft) craft, with retired naval personnel among the guides who show visitors around. Used on patrol missions during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, the submarine's long and storied service remains a source of pride for the country's armed forces, who have lovingly maintained the ship and fitted its interiors with information panels and in situ props. Put INS Kurusura Submarine Museum into our Visakhapatnam trip generator and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • August 16, 2017
    It is a must visit when in Vizag. One can witness the interior of submarine and also learn about the history. The original navy men are caretakers of the submarine.  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Gives u a complete insight of being in a submarine... The tour guides are well versed with its whereabouts..  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    the inside of an submarine is not easy to experience. very informative and new experience. Must for Kids!  more »
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  • July 2, 2017
    Had seen submarines only in movies. Kursura submarine is a wonderful watch. Each compartment had a guide who walked us through the details of the compartment. The experience cannot be described in words. It was mesmerising and a worth watch for all age groups.
  • May 12, 2017
    The Kursura submarine museum is a very rare kind museum. The submarine is brought out to the shore with great efforts after it stopped functioning in the mid sea. I probably think all over the Asia there is only one museum of this kind. The entry fee is 40/- rupees only for adults and 50/- rupees for taking in your camera. The crew working here are working here will be working for long hours so they are interested in explaining anything properly but it's enough for us to get a basic knowledge . The best time for visiting the place is during the evening after 5 pm IST.
  • July 4, 2017
    The place is awesome. The submarine is not model but actual. As u walk inside u get feel of the life. The guides are little unresponsive bcoz of the crowd day in and day out. But the place is a must watch.
  • May 29, 2017
    A one of a kind museum in India, it's a decommissioned submarine which India had bought from Russia in 70s. It's closed on Mondays and there's slight rush on weekdays but it's must watch if you are history or science buff. They have installed air conditioning inside so you won't feel suffocation.there are different boards explaining interesting features and facts about the submarine. Overall it was surreal to be inside a real submarine.
  • May 28, 2017
    It is perhaps one of a kind museum. This was the submarine which was victorious against Pakistan in a war in 1970s and is now retired and and converted into this museum. The staff there said that it took 1.5 years and cost 6 crore rupees to bring it from the sea and establish it as a museum. Its worth visiting because it is not a dummy or a replica, it is an original, legit submarine.

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