Mahabalipuram Lighthouse, Mahabalipuram

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#4 of 13 in Historic Sites in Mahabalipuram
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 light house of Mahabalipuram is one of it's prime attraction. It is visible from quite a distance while you are driving through the ECR Expressway from Pondicherry. The light house can be accessed...  more »
  • Approx 20 minute walk from Krishna butter, you will reach the light house. At the base of the light house, you need to pay entry fee and than climb the steep steps that coil right up to the tower. Wor...  more »
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