Mahabalipuram Lighthouse, Mahabalipuram

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#4 of 13 in Historic Sites in Mahabalipuram
Originally closed in 2001 during tensions between the country and insurgents, Mahabalipuram 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. Plan your visit to Mahabalipuram Lighthouse and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Mahabalipuram holiday maker tool .
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  • Yes, I've been curious to see a lighthouse several miles from the coast. Okay, if it makes sense, but I've freaked out. Still, it's worth it.
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  • People can climb to the top of the light house and can experience spectacular views of ocean and mahabalipuram town. It's nicely maintained.  more »
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