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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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  • Recently I visited this. You have to climb few steps to be able to reach the top. But it gives breathtaking view of Mamalapuram city view. 
  • Climate will definitely take a toll but the view is magnificent, nothing like it. Must place to visit. Recommended to take umbrella or caps and don't forget to apply sunscreen. 
  • The lighthouse is one of the main attractions in Mahabalipuram. You can climb to the top of the light house using the stairs inside. The steps are narrow and steep and more than 100 in number. It's a ...  more »