Set in K.J. Herschel Road of Ernakulam district in Kerala, Indian Naval Maritime Museum is one of the most stunning naval places in the South India. It has a unique collection of naval arms and missiles. While stepping inside the museum, you'll come across the great maritime heritage of the Indian navy in the museum, which dates back to Kerala's trade links with Arabs during Indus Valley Civilization, its popular maritime heroes like the Vasco da Gama and the Indian sailor Kunjali Marakkar, and the settlement of India sub-continent by European powers.
The museum is categorized into different sections, which highlight the exciting facets of shipbuilding activities in India, development of the Indian navy since the year 1600, wars fought and navy victories, etc. Tourists will get bewitched by the fax machine of naval ships. Undoubtedly, this museum is a perfect example for the altruistic, boldness, and heroism service of Indian Navy. There are displays of flags, rank badges and the naval regalia, which are memento offered to the Indian Naval offices by their Pakistani counterparts during partition. Other displays like brass muzzle loading cannon and a century old anchor are few other interesting exhibits which draw the attention of visitors.
The museum also has a lawn that display war memorabilia exhibits like radars, depth charges, guns, anti-aircraft guns, models of warships, torpedoes, rocket launchers and mine sweepers, etc.
Hence, the museum was specially made to gain the knowledge of the Indian Maritime in several periods and to motivate the young generation to join the Indian Naval Services. It's a must see attraction which gives a complete knowledge about the Vasco da Gama's journey from Europe to India.
Visiting Time :
9:30 AM to 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM (Monday Closed)