11 Lighthouses in India that you should visit - With photos & details

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11 Lighthouses to explore in India

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Alappuzha BeachAlappuzha Beach, Kerala

The popular beach of Alapuzha with its old pier, the light house, and an amazing sunset

Chennai Marina LighthouseMarina Beach Road, Marina Beach, Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600004, India

A lighthouse situated in the Marina beach Chennai facing the bay of  Bengal on the east coast of the Indian subcontinent.

Kalingapatnam Light HouseKalingapatnam, Andhra Pradesh 532406, India

A lighthouse, 31m high Hexagonal Masonry Tower red and white, is located near Thansahebpeta village. Kalingapatnam is known in the history as the Capital of Gang Dynasty who ruled the region, spread over the entire coastal belt from Godavari to Ganges (Hooghly) during 8th to 15th century. Kalingapatnam was a flourishing port and trade centre during the ancient times-Vessels from here sailed to Srilanka, Java, Sumatra and Singapore.

Kaup Light HouseKaup Light House, Kapu, Karnataka 574106, India

Built in 1901, this lighthouse has since warned thousands of sailors from the presence of dangerous rocks. It stands on a large rock, with a height of about 27 meters from its base.

Kollam BeachKollam Beach, Kerala

A beach in southern Kerala, surrounded by unique attractions.

Kovalam BeachKovalam, Kerala 695527, India

One of the most beautiful beach of Kerala, surrounded by shops, lighthouse and rocky capes.

Mahabalipuram Light HouseMahabalipuram 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.

Mahe LighthouseMahé, Puducherry 673310, India

Mahe Lighthouse is a lighthouse situated on the south side of the entrance of the Mayyazhi river in Mahe, Puducherry. It was established in the year 1893. There is a project by the Directorate General of Lighthouses and Lightships to upgrade the lighthouse.

New Light HouseNew Light House, Dubrayapet, Puducherry, 605004, India

A lighthouse was constructed in Pondicherry in the nineteenth century by the French rulers. A new lighthouse was constructed in 20th century by the government of India. The old lighthouse had first beamed light on 1 September 1836. The new lighthouse (11°55′00″N 79°49′51″E) started functioning in 1979

Old LighthouseOld Lighthouse, Goubert Ave, White Town, Puducherry, 605001, India

In nineteenth century, the only light to guide ships coming to Pondicherry was atop the Red Hills which was inadequate. The project was finally taken up during the tenure of Governor Saint Simon in 1835. Louis Guerre was the engineer of the project. The foundation stone for the lighthouse was laid at the end of 1835 and the inauguration ceremony took place in February 1836.

Tangasseri LighthouseThangassery Rd, Valiazhikom, Thangasherry East, Thangassery, Kollam, Kerala 691007, India

It is one of the two lighthouses in the Kollam Metropolitan area