Mahabalipuram Lighthouse, Mahabalipuram

#5 of 15 in Historic Sites in Mahabalipuram
Lighthouse · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Originally closed in 2001 during tensions between the country and insurgents, Mahabalipuram Lighthouse has now opened to the public for exploration. The modern circular lighthouse (dating back to 1905) stands atop a rocky outcrop next to the country's oldest temple/beacon, built in 640 CE. Enter the lighthouse and climb its many stairs for spectacular views of the sea and the ancient temple carved into the rockface. Come prepared to climb and bring plenty of water. Plan your visit to Mahabalipuram Lighthouse and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Mahabalipuram holiday maker tool.
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  • Great view of the sea & the countryside but not worth the long journey from Chennai. Tickets at entrance & then a spiral staircase. Beware they ask to see the ticket again at the top- whatever for...  more »
  • Yes, i would say Light house would be a host in Mamalapuram(Mahabalipuram), The steep steps inside and the view at the Top is really mesmerising. You find a Circular step to reach on to the top...  more »

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