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Mamallapuram Lighthouse, Mahabalipuram

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Lighthouse Tourist Spot
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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  • First time visitors should go. Just next to caves. Great view of the entire coastline and city. Quite windy so hold on to your caps  more »
  • Nice place to visit,not much to see but a sky line view.And cool breeze air that you feel it.It is good to go evening and morning for nice experience.  more »
  • scary to see but easy to climb. this is mounted on little bit uphill so it looks difficult to climb. awesome view.  more »