INS Kursura, the historic submarine of the Indian Navy, which was commissioned in 1969 in the Soviet Union, operated in the Arabian Sea during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971.
Located on Beach Road, close to the Ramakrishna Beach, the Submarine Museum is hard to miss even with the numerous other attractions around it. INS Kursura, the historic submarine of the Indian Navy, which was commissioned in 1969 in the Soviet Union, operated in the Arabian Sea during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971. She participated in various anti-submarine warfare exercises before being put out of service in 2001, after being utilised for 31 years. She still receives the Dressing Ship Honour, which is usually awarded only to submarines that are active.
Today INS Kursura is a prime tourist attraction in Visakhapatnam, The interior of the submarine has dioramas of naval officers depicting the way of life in waters and other elements depicting how submarines Work during wartime and their basic operations. The museum may be occasionally closed when there is no power supply.
Entry Adult Rs. 50, Children (Below 12 years) Rs.20
Photography Rs. 50 and Videography Rs. 200.
The nearest airport is Visakhapatnam which is 19km from the Museum. Several cabs ply from the airport to temple.It takes around 45 minutes
The nearest railway station is Visakhapatnam which is 4.8km from the Museum.
There are number of buses operated by APSRTC from Visakhapatnam Bus stand.If you prefer taking the taxi,they are available in more numbers.
"One can pay a visit to this museum at any time of the year."
Timings: Tuesday-Saturday 2.00 - 8.30pm.
Sunday- 10.00am-12.30pm & 2.00-8.30pm and Closed on Monday.
Rushikonda Beach- It is a hub of serenity, Natural rocks jutting into the clear waters of the sea.
Ramakrishna Beach- It stretches along the extent of the main city. Close to the beach, on Beach Road, are other tourist attractions.
Dolphin's Nose- It is a hill, so named because its headland has the shape of a dolphin's nose.
Visakha Museum-An old Dutch bungalow near Ramakrishna Beach, also known as Corporation Museum.
Kailasagiri-The park situated atop Kailasagiri offers the most spectacular views of the city.
Simhachalam-About 16km from the city centre lies a small, densely wooded hill known as Simhachalam.
Yarada Beach-About 15km from the centre of the city, located close to the Dolphin's Nose is the picturesque Yarada Northern end of Beach Road.
Bheemunipatnam Beach-Is a sleepy fishing village near Vizag, and a former Dutch settlement.