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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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  • Worth the visit if you are in the area. Lift takes you almost to the top - panoramic views - take your camera 
  • I went there in the afternoon and although I am afraid of height I could not resist accompanying my son as it is safe and we had a very good sight of Chennai from above 
  • The place is accessible by bus, auto, MRTS, call-taxi, etc. Just in front of the All-India-Radio building. The facility is open now much to the relief of viewers. The entrance tickets are to be purcha...  more »