Are you ready for a deep dive into India’s naval history? Then make your way to the Maritime Museum in Kochi, where you can immerse yourself in the glorious past of the Indian Navy.
Located on the INS Dronacharya, this museum is a treasure trove of naval artifacts, weapons and memorabilia that will blow your mind. From the Indus Valley Civilization to the present day, you’ll get a glimpse of how India’s maritime power has evolved over the centuries.
You can learn about Kerala’s trade links with the Arabs, the legendary maritime hero Kunjali Marakkar and the European colonisation of the Indian sub-continent. And if you’re a history buff, you’ll love the section on post-independence naval victories, including the Junagadh Operation, the Goa Liberation, and the Indo-Pak Conflicts of 1965 and 1971.
But it’s not just about the history books. The museum has real-life examples of weaponry used by the Navy, including a cool old helicopter that’ll take you back in time. And the staff here is more than happy to share their knowledge and insights with you.
But wait, there’s more! The museum is located near the Fort Kochi beach, so you can combine your love for naval history with some fun in the sun. And all this for just Rs. 40 per person! So come aboard, sailors, and set sail on a journey you won’t forget.