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Minicoy Island, Lakshadweep
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The Minicoy Island Lighthouse, which was established on 2 February 1885 at the southern end of the Minicoy Island ('Minicoy' is "Maliku" in local usage) in the Indian state of Lakshadweep during the British regime, is 49.5m in height and has now a range of 40nmi it is built in brick masonry and has a lantern and gallery.The lighthouse area in the southern part of the island was once exclusively occupied by the British while the local people preferred to live in the northern part. It has modern instrumentation of electrification and an automatic system of shining mirrors that flash light every 15 seconds. It is also equipped with Differential Global Positioning System ((DGLL), under the Ministry of Shipping, and the Cochin Directorate of DGLL has the responsibility to maintain it.FeaturesWhen established in 1885, the tower of the lighthouse designed by Sir James Douglass, was built with bricks brought from London, to a height of. It was fitted with a first order optic and kerosene wick lamps. Optics had an active focal plane of. The exterior surface of the lighthouse was given a coat of white paint while the lantern roof was painted in red colour. In 1928, petroleum vapor burners with mantle were installed. It gives a powerful flash every 15 seconds and is seen from 40nmi away. A Radar transponder (RACON) was fitted in 1985, and in 1998, it was fitted with a Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS
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  • Booked the Swaying Palms package offered by SPORTS. We were indeed a little apprehensive about the travel on the ship and stay at Minicoy Island. The trip to the Island by ship was absolutely fine. On...  more »
  • Blue seas and white sands are breathtaking. The wild variety of marine life is a joy to see. A very unique and shallow beach up to more than a kilometre from the shore. Very ideal for water sports lik...  more »
  • We went by samudram package(SPORTS) and its our second day visit. As soon we entered the island it was so beautiful that everyone was spellbound! We had kayaking included in our package and we did scu...  more »

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