Monday, April 7, 2014

Mahabalipuram Light House


Mahabalipuram Light House
Light House View: Mahishasuramardhini Cave and Olakneshwar Temple (Uzhakku+Nei+Eshwar) Temple


Data on Mahabalipuram Light House
The Mahabalipuram Light House is located at the centre of Mamallapuram town on a small mountain nearer to the Mahishasura Mardhini cave temple. The Mahabalipuram Light House was constructed in 1894 by the British. It was constructed by the British government for guiding ships and to identify Mamallapuram coast for ships sailing in Bay of Bengal.

When Indian Prime Minister Mr.Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated in 1991, the authorities withdrew permission to visit the top of the Light House for tourists and public. After 20 years the public and tourists are being allowed to the top of Light House at Mamallapuram. Now tourists / public can enjoy the panoramic view of Mamallapuram town and enjoy the beauty from the top of the Light House in Mamallapuram. Lighthouse heritage museum, comprising heritage and marine museums is one more tourist attraction, added to Mahabalipuram Light House.
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