VMRDA INS Kursura Submarine Museum

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    Location: RK Beach Rd, Kirlampudi Layout, Chinna Waltair, Panduranga puram, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh 530017, India

    Estimated Visiting Time: 1-2 hours.

    VMRDA INS Kursura Submarine Museum is one of the best milestones of Visakhapatnam tourism territory. This is the first Soviet-built museum of its kind in the whole of South Asia and the second in the world. The entire submarine, including the arms package, was unloaded from the sea and placed on a concrete foundation at ‘Gajapathi Raju Marg’ in Visakhapatnam.


    It is one of the attractions of the city. The submarine is equipped with a variety of weapons used during the war, so that visitors can get an idea of the weapons used in the war. Also various parts like radar room, sold room, control room are also intact. That’s why people visited this place a lot.


    Vmrda ins kursura submarine museum

    About Rs. 6 crores was spent on technical co-operation with the Naval Ship Design and Research Center for setting up the submarine in the museum. The submarine is 91.3 m long and 8 m wide. INS Kursura was abolished after 31 years of service in the Indian Navy and was converted into a museum in 2001. The museum presents visitors with the evolutionary milestones of the submarine through various photographs and written scripts from the past.


    Inside/Outside Views

    Vmrda ins kursura submarine museum

    The whole view of this place is amazing. Both the inside and outside area is very neat and clean. The museum presents visitors with the evolutionary milestones of the submarine through various photographs and written scripts from the past, also It displays images of submarine life and difficult days spent by submariners at sea. It has about 6 guides to present the history and activities of submarines to the visitors. We should all acquire technical knowledge and have an idea about the use of technology. It is also important to have an idea of what the technological innovations of the past were like or what the activities of the invented technology were like. Also, VMRDA INS Kursura Submarine Museum is a contribution of modern science that can be one of the existing places of experience for all of you.


    Opening Hours

    • Monday – Saturday (02:00PM – 08:00PM)
    • Sunday (10:00AM – 12:00PM & 02:00PM – 08:30PM)

    Entry & Others Fees

    In Indian Rupees

    • Rs. 40/- per person for Adults
    • Rs. 20/- per person for Children (Below 12 years)
    • Rs. 50/- for Still Camera
    • Rs. 200/- for Video Camera
    • Rs. 10/- per person for Children in Group (Group above 20 nos.)

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    How to Reach

    By Air: Kailasagiri is just 26 km from Visakhapatnam. On the other hand, Visakhapatnam is very well-networked with the major cities of India and various international countries by air. Visakhapatnam has its own international airport and it’s around 8 km from the city center. From here a number of reputed domestic and foreign carriers conduct their services. Air India, SpiceJet, IndiGo, Air Costa, and Jet Aircraft provide regular flights for Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Tirupati, Hyderabad, and Kolkata. There are also two airline providers, Malindo and Silkair, from Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Taxi, cabs or buses are available from the airport.

    By Train: Visakhapatnam has its own railway station and it’s called ‘Visakhapatnam Junction. It’s just about 12 km away from the city center. This railway junction is well-connected to many other major cities of India like New Delhi, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, etc. Janmbhoomi Express, Samta Express, Konark Express, East Coast Express, and Prasanthi Express are some of the best trains for Visakhapatnam. If you want to reach VMRDA Kailasagiri by train, then you’ve to reach ‘Visakhapatnam Junction’ first. Buses and taxis are available from the railway station, so you can easily reach your preferred destinations.

    By Road: Visakhapatnam is very well-connected to many small towns and cities by road. Several state and private buses are available from different cities like Hyderabad, Kolkata, Chennai, Kolkata, Vijayawada, and Puri. Super deluxe, A/C, non-A/C, and sleeper buses are also available. You can take buses, taxis or cabs to reach VMRDA Kailasagiri as it’s only 26 km away from the city center.

    Tips for Travellers

    Take a small bagpak where you can carry some essential of Your own.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes, it is safe to visit.

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: Yes, with some conditions.

    Que-03: Can visitors go inside the INS Kursura Submarine?

    Ans: Yes, But you’ve to purchase ticket.

    Que-04: How long did INS Kursura Submarine serve the Indian Navy?

    Ans: 31 years.

    Que-05: In which year was INS Kursura Submarine replaced into a museum?

    Ans: 2001

    Que-06: What was the total cost of replacing the INS Kursura Submarine into a museum and other ancillary expenses?

    Ans: Rs, 6 crores.

    Que-07: What is the length and width of INS Kursura Submarine?

    Ans: 91.3 m long and 8 m wide.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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