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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  • It's a decommissioned Foxtrot class submarine which saw service with the Indian Navy and has been converted into a museum for viewing by the general public. It is easily accessible and lies in one of ...  more »
  • The INS kurusura submarine museum is the first of its kind in Asia . It was purchased from the Russians in 1969 and played a stellar role in the indo-pak war of 1971 ! It was decommissioned in 1991 an...  more »
  • The INS Kurusura submarine museum is a must visit place in Vizag. The people at the entrance and exit explain the characteristics of the submarine very well and we end up feeling proud to be an Indian...  more »
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  • A historic place of Indian defence... This place is situated in a very cool atmosphere.... Sixty rupees per head for adults.. Entering into this submarine brings you patriotic feelings in us.... You can take photos to some extent.... To explain perfectly, there will be a person who appears right after we enter into the submarine, he says nothing when we take photos but the second.person after snatched or orders to delete all the photos..... So be careful.... The only thing to do when you are caught to him is encrypt all your images and show him as they are deleted. I escaped in the same way..
  • It used to be fantastic at the beginning. But now a days, yes it's very difficult to maintain but govt. can do it. But yes inside view is damn awesome for engineering students and who want to gain knowledge of a real sub! You will enjoy it. A one time see will be enough. Hopefully exteriors will be maintain as well.
  • Visiting this museum will give your first hand experience of what the navy crew goes through in their voyage. Though the submarine is redesigned and lot of accessories removed for visitors, you still feel it as congested. Hats off to those brave mariners. For the staff on board explaining about the functions, it would have become daily routine and lost interest in explaining. Their explaining was like reading out a brochure. Most of their concentration was on moving the crowd forward.
  • If you are new to this place, I suggest you to google about submarines and related stuff before visiting inside as there are very few number of guides inside and you dont feel satisfied with the little info they give these days. I visited this place few years back and was very much excited at the good guide service ,they showed n explained inch by inch inside, made us look through the periscope too. I visited two days back with a friend again only to be guided at the entrance and at the exit. Guide service is available in Hindi and Telugu . please do little homework before visiting here for an exciting experience.
  • Guide can explain in a more interesting manner,giving finer details. It was more like visiting a museum on your own. The airport musuem opposite to this was better in this aspect. They explained very nicely inside the aircraft .The efforts taken to establish this submarine museum on the shores could be understood by reading the boards there. Definitely this place can be made more interesting by the people there. Its hard to visit a submarine like this. Deserves more presentation.
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