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Mahabalipuram Light House

Mahabalipuram Light House


<p>This relatively new lighthouse was constructed in 1887. India&#39;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.</p> <p>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.</p>

Nithin Mathew

Visited on Jun 2018