Thangassery Light House, Kollam

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Climb the stairs and enjoy the panorama from Thangassery Light House, the tallest lighthouse on the coast of Kerala. Built in 1902, this 43 m (144 ft) tall cylindrical tower features red and white diagonal stripes, making it a landmark of the area. Look back down at the interesting pattern created by the spiral staircase inside the tower, then see the sun set and the moon rise simultaneously. With its red oblique bands, the structure resembles a giant candy cane from afar. Using our custom trip planner, Kollam attractions like Thangassery Light House can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Built by the Portuguese, this light house is a must visit. It is very well maintained and clean and the maintenance staff readily answers any questions. It is an easy access to the top and the views a...  more »
  • This is a must visit. If you are travelling from Cochin towards Trivandrum or vice versa, then Kollam is on the way and the lighthouse is just a small detour away. The way to the lighthouse through th...  more »
  • Everytime i have a guest to kerala and we come as far as kollam i make it a point to bring them to this beautiful light house. beautiful because to the view and the brains that went behind building it...  more »
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  • Amazing place to come in the day time. There is a lift up or you can choose to take a slow walk up. Enjoy the miniature window views as you climb up. Take some time to enjoy the light room where you can notice the large glass reflector lenses to focus the light beams. The view up top is just amazing, and can look far into the ocean. Very windy up top as well, which makes this a wonderful place to spend some time. There is very limited space in the deck on top.
  • One of the best light houses to visit in Kerala. With a climb through the spiral staircases, the lighthouse built during British times is one of the few lighthouses still operational and functioning. Besides, it provides a great view of the sea , the boats and the Tsunami breaker. The operator explains the functioning of the system. There is a small charge for tourists to enter.
  • Good scenic view from the top. Minimal entrance charge. They would permit us to stay on top for 10mins. Good maintenance. Lift facility is available. Alternatively can use staircase.
  • Very nice view. 20 rupees adult entry, 50 for foreigners, 10 for senior citizens. An extra 10 if you want to take photos. Definitely worth it. You can see the whole of Kollam at one go. You have to remove footwear on entry. Parking is a little difficult. About 20 minutes would do to see the whole thing. Lift is available inside but some steps are unavoidable. Very neat and friendly service.
  • A good place to hangout for a day with family/friends. Renovation is going on. Authorities have added a children's park & walk bay near to the light house. Escalator is available inside the light house for those who can't use stairs. We will get a beautiful view of entire quilon at the top of light house.

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