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Mamallapuram Lighthouse, Mahabalipuram
(3.2/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The rocks/ caves at the bottom are interesting. Getting to the old lighthouse is not for the stiff but it's well worth the effort for the view. 
  • The climb to the top is very scary but worth it. Small spiral stairs give you a head spin. View from the top is great. The entry ticket is just rs 10 so does not pinch your pocket at all. 
  • Its a great place to visit. One can see vast sea, temples, town at a glance. You are allowed to go on the top. Best for Panoramic View.