Submarine Museum — Vizag

Vizag has been our stopover when we travel to our hometown. Most of the times we hardly get time to go around Vizag, but this time, it was a little different, on our journey back we had around 5 hours layover at Vizag. Swati came up with the idea of visiting the submarine museum which we had been longing to go for a while. This post is a quick tour of one of the famous submarine which is now converted into a museum.

The Submarine:

The submarine — INS Kursura was converted to a museum and housed at Ramakrishna Beach in the year 2002 after 31 years of active service with the Indian Navy.

INS Kursura, built in the Soviet Union, was commissioned in 1969 and is a Kalavari Class submarine which has seen action during the Indo – Pak war of 1971 where it played a pivotal role of patrolling the waters of Arabian Sea. The submarine in its heyday used to house 75 personnel. Armed with 22 torpedoes and 44 mines, it was one of the great assets that the Indian Navy had with it during the war time.

The submarine was powered by diesel electric motors and had a range of 32,000 KM. The submarine was fully air conditioned and had a maximum diving depth of 300m. It took 18 months to move the submarine to its current position. During the later years of its service, the submarine visited many countries as a part of good-will missions.

The Museum:

The submarine is now docked at Ramakrishna Beach in Vizag. The entry fee is INR 40/- per person and photography fee is INR 50/-.  There are guides who could speak fluent Hindi, English, and Telugu and show you around the submarine.

Here is a quick sneak-peek of INS Kursura.


The Entrance to the Museum


The Front of the Submarine with Torpedo Slots



The Entrance to the Museum



Captain’s Room


Communications Room


Bunk Beds for the Sailors


The Dining Room


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  • Reply
    July 8, 2016 at 3:48 am

    I visited the museum six years ago. Good to see it is still the same even after the terrible cyclone in Vizag in 2014.

    • Reply
      April 29, 2019 at 10:59 am

      Yes, after the cyclone, Vizag is recovering very speed, because of our AP CM Chandra Babu Naidu.

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