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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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  • With a nominal fee, you can climb up this Lighthouse with narrow staircase and can reach at the top. The view from top is nice, as you will be bale to see the sea, different rock cut sculptures, surro...  more »
  • Having paid the foreign tourist monument tax, I was hoping that this would be free... 50 rupees per person, but a great view.  more »
  • Reaching to the top of this lighthouse is a big adventure in itself, its not for the faint hearted as there are lot of stairs to climb which are not just steep but very narrow too.Once you reach the t...  more »