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Light House, Chennai (Madras)

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Get a fabulous view of Chennai city and its beaches from Light House, a popular tower at the southern end of Marina Beach and city’s unmistakable landmark building. Standing 46 m (150 ft) tall, the red and white banded lighthouse has an elevator taking tourists to the observation deck on the top 11th floor. The original lighthouse was built here in 1795 and the present-day structure dates back to 1977, its fourth incarnation. The tower is attached to a three story circular harbor-control building housing a small lighthouse museum. Plan to visit Light House and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Chennai (Madras) attractions using our Chennai (Madras) itinerary builder.
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  • We walked almost 2 Kilometers in the hot sun to reach the Lighthouse, with a 4 year old. The view from the top is the best you can ever have. DO not miss the technology museum once you get down. It is...  more »
  • Nothing fanciful since it is just like any other Light House in the country. However, you get to have great views of the city and the sea as well as the iconic Marina Beach. Worth the trouble if in Ch...  more »
  • Well, what can I say, is is a lighthouse on the shoreline. If are in Chennai, Marina bech area and have not seen/visited lighthouse before, here is possibility for that. It is like the lighthouses are...  more »