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INS Kurusura Submarine Museum

INS Kurusura Submarine Museum in Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam has another Golden leaf in its feather and this Golden leaf has its speciality. The Submarine Museum - Kurusura being set up at the Ramakrishna Beach in Visakhapatnam has a speciality. The Submarine Museum is the first submarine tuned to a museum in the whole of Asia and second in the World.

The Submarine is tuned into a first Submarine Museum on February 27, 2001. It was earlier brought to the sands off the Vizag beach shores from the sea. India's Premier Defence Lab and other organisations have extended their helping hands in bringing the submarine to the sands of the beach and facilitating the conversion into a museum.

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Andhra Pradesh, India
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83.3292090°N, 17.7170428°E
Distance from Visakhapatnam to INS Kurusura Submarine Museum
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Opening Timings:

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 2:00 – 8:30 PM

Wednesday: 2:00 – 8:30 PM

Thursday: 2:00 – 8:30 PM

Friday: 2:00 – 8:30 PM

Saturday: 2:00 – 8:30 PM

Sunday: 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM, 2:00 – 8:30 PM

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Overall Rating:4.4

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  '5' out of 5
"The only Submarine Museum in Asia. Gives a brilliant view of the life of the sailors in a submarine. INS Kursura (S20) was a Kalvari-class diesel-electric submarine of the Indian Navy. She was India's fourth submarine. Kursura was commissioned on 18 December 1969 and was decommissioned on 27 February 2001 after 31 years of service. She participated in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, where she played a key role in patrol missions. She later participated in naval exercises with other nations and made many goodwill visits to other countries. After decommissioning, she was preserved as a museum for public access on Ramakrishna Mission Beach in Visakhapatnam. Kursura has the distinction of being one of the very few submarine museums to retain originality and has been called a "must-visit destination" of Visakhapatnam. Despite being a decommissioned submarine, she still receives the navy's "Dressing Ship" honour, which is usually awarded only to active ships. Source - Wikipedia"
  '5' out of 5
"One and only place in india like this. Would be have a amazing experience whom so go ther..."
  '5' out of 5
"Surprised by the maintenance of the place! Guides are polite and make sure your have a great experience touring inside the submarine! A must visit!! "
  '4' out of 5
"Good place for kids, its all about India navy, good for people interested into navy. Cameras not allowed inside, and this submarine museum is made in Russia not india"
  '4' out of 5
"Good if have not seen a submarine in real before. I was mesmerises to experience the underwater (now, of course surfaced!) battleship. "

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