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Timings : 2:00 PM - 8:30 PM (Closed on Monday)

Time Required : 1-2 hrs

Entry Fee : Children: INR 20
Adults: INR 40
Still photography Camera: INR 50
Video Camera: INR 500

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Smritika, INS Kursura Submarine Museum

Submarine Museum, Visakhapatnam Overview

Submarine Museum is located in Visakhapatnam in the south-eastern state of India. The museum is inside an actual submarine, INS Kurusura, which was India's 5th submarine. The museum is situated on RK beach, near the War Memorial in Visakhapatnam. The beautiful scenery of the clear blue waters and golden sand on the beach serves as a perfect location for the Submarine Museum. It is frequently visited by enthusiasts who want to know more about living in submarines. The museum has artefacts, pictures and articles that share stories of strength, sacrifice and patriotism of the warriors. They give insights on how difficult surviving can be with limited space and resources hundreds of feet underwater.

The INS Kurusura served the Indian Navy for 31 years before it was decommissioned in 2001. Post that, it was used a museum to spread awareness about Indian Naval Forces, the technology used and its development in India. It is a one of a kind project that was launched by the Eastern Naval Command. The interiors of the submarine have been re-arranged to allow a clear view to the visitors. It is the only Submarine Museum in the entire of Asia. A visit to the museum is not only a must to gain some knowledge but also to rejuvenate a feeling of patriotism and pride for our country and for the warriors who fought and even lost their lives for our freedom.

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INS Kurusura

INS Kurusura is India's fifth submarine and was commissioned in December 1969. It served for 31 years before being decommissioned in February 2001. The submarine was included on a key patrol mission in 1971 during the Indo-Pak war and has been an important participant in numerous naval exercises and goodwill visits. The submarine is 91.3 metres long and 8 metres wide. This USSR make, class I-641 submarine has a displacement of 1945 tons. Its diving depth is 280 metres and can accommodate about 77 sailors at a time. It has 22 torpedoes, 3 diesel engines, 448 batteries and reaches a speed of 15.5 knots.

When the submarine was decommissioned and was used as a museum, INS Kurusura has modified to a great extent to allow proper viewing of the interiors of the submarine and easy entry and exit of the visitors. There are Naval Officers that serve as guides at the venue and they share their stories, experiences and the history of the submarine to the visitors. The Dressing Ship Honour has been awarded to the submarine despite being a de-commissioned submarine.

Best Time To Visit Submarine Museum

The best time to visit Submarine Museum is between October and February as the weather stays comfortable to explore the museum.

Tips For Visiting Submarine Museum

1. The guides communicate in English and Telugu.
2. Visitors suffering from claustrophobia may want to reconsider entering the submarine.

How To Reach Submarine Museum

The route to Submarine Museum is very well connected by road within Visakhapatnam. Auto-rickshaws and local transport buses are easily available from any part of the city. Those exploring the city by private transport can reach the museum via Port road, Gajuwaka-Scindia road or via NH16.

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