Mahabalipuram Light House - Reviews From Travellers
What travellers say about Mahabalipuram Light House
This relatively new lighthouse was constructed in 1887. India's oldest lighthouse built around 640 AD stands next to this modern structure. The Pallava era old lighthouse is a protected monument and bonfires were lit on top of it to aid the mariners then. The new lighthouse and the old lighthouse are adjacent to each other. You can get on top of the lighthouse but at the time we were visiting, the lift was not operational. Had to climb a lot of steps to reach the top (Although I skipped climbing up since I have already been to few lighthouses before). The location at which the lighhouse situates is pretty spectacular, on top of lard rock, overlooking the sea. I bet the surise from up top will be super beautiful to watch.
Know more about Mahabalipuram Light House
Mahabalipuram Light House
Mahabalipuram Light House, Mada Koil St, Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu 603104, India
It is open to tourists since 2011. It is closed in 2001 due to the LTTE attack. This is one of the Indias oldest lighthouse.