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Mamallapuram Lighthouse, Mahabalipuram
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Originally closed in 2001 during tensions between the country and insurgents, Mamallapuram Lighthouse has now opened to the public for exploration. The modern circular lighthouse (dating back to 1905) stands atop a rocky outcrop next to the country's oldest temple/beacon, built in 640 CE. Enter the lighthouse and climb its many stairs for spectacular views of the sea and the ancient temple carved into the rockface. Come prepared to climb and bring plenty of water. Put Mamallapuram Lighthouse and other Mahabalipuram attractions into our Mahabalipuram tour planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • From the top you can see the whole mahabalipuram, sea, sea shore temple, road side carvings and everything. It is fun to be up there. 
  • U can cover almost everything .. Itz the first place to visit in mahabalipuram ... Monkeys .. Architecture.. Stone.. 
  • It is located near Pancha Rathas. There is entry ticket of ₹10/- for adults & ₹3 /- for children's. There is only one way for climbing up and coming down, which very narrow. You will get exited after ...  more »