Mahabalipuram Lighthouse, Mahabalipuram

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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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  • The place is decent, having a good aerial view of the town and near by attractions. Clean and tidy place. Nearby there are great historic sculptures. 
    The place is decent, having a good aerial view of the town and near by attractions. Clean and tidy place. Nearby there are great historic sculptures.  more »
  • Located inside d Group of Monuments. U can see it from outside in d same ticket u bought for the monuments. To climb the Light House( u should really do it) its 10/- ticket. Amazing experience... 
    Located inside d Group of Monuments. U can see it from outside in d same ticket u bought for the monuments. To climb the Light House( u should really do it) its 10/- ticket. Amazing experience...  more »

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