Trip Planner:   Asia  /  India  /  Tamil Nadu  /  Chennai District  /  Chennai (Madras)  /  Historic Sites  /  Light House
Light House, Chennai (Madras)
(3.8/5 based on 160 reviews on the web)
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.
Create a full Chennai (Madras) itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Chennai (Madras)

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Chennai (Madras) by other users

8 days in Chennai (Madras) BY A USER FROM INDIA February, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 57 days in Columbus & Chennai (Madras) BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Pondicherry & Chennai (Madras) BY A USER FROM INDIA February, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Chennai (Madras) & Bali BY A USER FROM INDIA March, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: March, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Chennai (Madras) BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Pondicherry & Chennai (Madras) BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA April, teens, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: April, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 7 days in Chennai (Madras), Mysuru (Mysore) & Hyderabad BY A USER FROM CANADA February, kids, popular PREFERENCES: February, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Chennai (Madras) BY A USER FROM SWEDEN January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 29 days in Chennai (Madras) BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA February, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: February, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 7 days in Chennai (Madras) BY A USER FROM INDIA February, kids, popular PREFERENCES: February, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Chennajskij Lighthouse is located in the Malapur district near the Marina beach. Used as a viewing platform and the entrance to it is paid (cheap) you can climb and descend by lift or stairs. Top offers spectacular views of the city, the beach and the Bay of Bengal. Very impressive review! Always plenty willing to climb the lighthouse, foreigners and Indians. You can make beautiful photo!:)
    View original
  • the fare of the entrance is not the same if you are an indian or a foreigner (20 or 50 roupies) ... the view is not exceptionnal ... nothing to see in the small museum backside 
  • Ok 'this place is a museum with a light house only" if described in 50 words, Pros: Museum is artistic and good place to learn Chennai's History, A really beautiful view awaits you on the top and ther...  more »