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. To visit INS Kurusura Submarine Museum and get the most from your holiday in Visakhapatnam, create itinerary details personal to you using our Visakhapatnam travel itinerary planner .
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  • Had a first chance to visit a real submarine.It was quite an experience to witness the actual working & living conditions aboard a submarine.In order to have an idea they have made lifesize models of ...  more »
  • Do read up about the museum before going !! Or take a guide for explaining the displays. The place has a lot of history attached to it.  more »
  • Please visit and see the life of our Naval staffs and imagine how much they struggle to keep us safe. life is caged in ship isn't easy at all. Salute to all our naval staffs and great great regards to...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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