About VMRDA INS Kursura Submarine Museum:
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 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. 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. 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.
What can you see in the VMRDA INS Kursura Submarine Museum?
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.
Why should you visit VMRDA INS Kursura Submarine Museum?
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 which can be one of the existing places of experience for all of you.
Que: Can visitors go inside the INS Kursura Submarine?
Ans: Yes. But you’ve to purchase ticket.
Que: How long did INS Kursura Submarine serve the Indian Navy?
Ans: 31 years.
Que: In which year was INS Kursura Submarine replaced into a museum?
Que: What was the total cost of replacing the INS Kursura Submarine into a museum and other ancillary expenses?
Ans: Rs. 6 crores.
Que: What is the length and width of INS Kursura Submarine?
Ans: 91.3 m long and 8 m wide.
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When does the VMRDA INS Kursura Submarine Museum open and close?
Monday – Saturday (02:00PM – 08:00PM)
Sunday (10:00AM – 12:00PM & 02:00PM – 08:30PM)
How much you need to pay as an Entry Fee?
(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.)
How to reach?
By Air: Visakhapatnam is very well-networked with the major cities of India and various international countries by air. Visakhapatnam has it’s own international airport and it’s around 8 km from the city centre. On the other hand, The distance from Visakhapatnam International Airport to INS Kursura Submarine Museum with two separate routes is about 15 and 20 km respectively. So, you can reach directly to the museum from airport or you can reach the city centre first then the museum, it’s your choice. Air India, SpiceJet, IndiGo, Air osta and Jet Airways provide regular flights for Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Tirupati, Hyderabad and Kolkata from Visakhapatnam.
By Train: Visakhapatnam has it’s own railway station and it’s called ‘Visakhapatnam Junction’. It’s just about 12 km away from the city centre. But on the other hand, INS Kursura Submarine Museum is around 5/6 km away from this junction. So, if you are want to reach INS Kursura Submarine Museum by train, then you’ve to reach ‘Visakhapatnam Junction’ first. After reaching there, you can easily hire taxi, cab or take buses to reach your preferred destination. For your kind information, this railway junction is well-connected to many other major cities of India like New Delhi, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata etc.
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. However, in this age of smartphones, it is ridiculous for many to write in detail about the route of the road. Whatever, the museum is located just 4-5 km from the Dwaraka bus stand. You can get there by taxi, cab or bus if you want.