INS Kursura is a submarine museum, first of its kind in South Asia and second of its kind in the world.
INS Kursura is a class diesel electric submarine the served for Indian Navy. It was built by Soviet Union and was the fourth submarine of Indian Navy in 1969. During Indo-Pakistan war in 1971, Kursura operated in the Arabian sea and played a key role in patrol missions.
After 31 years of service and traversing 73500 nautical miles, INS Kursura was decommissioned in 2001. After decommission, the submarine was towed to Rama Krishna Beach and was established as a museum in 2002. The Museum opens for public from 9 am to 9 pm.
INS Kursura Submarine Museum is a famous tourist attraction of the City and has been designated as a-must-visit place of Visakhapatnam. Kursura has the distinction of being one of the very few submarine museums to retain its originality. The Navy developed it as a War-Memorial with a project cost of Rs.5.5 Crores. The length of Submarine is 91.3 Mtrs. while the breadth is 8.00 Mtrs.
It is fitted with 22 torpedoes and is able to reach speeds of 15.5 knots.
It is a unique experience to go into this vessel and experience the inside environment and technology of a vessel and appreciate the life of service men in Indian Navy.
INS Kursura Submarine Museum is located on Rama Krishna beach along the Vizag beach road.
INS Kursura Submarine Museum is located in a prime tourist location of Visakhapatnam City. It is surrounded by many key tourist locations and Hotels facing the ocean front. There are a number of city buses connecting to all prime suburbs of Vizag city.
Places around Submarine Museum