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About Lighthouse

Erected on the east coast of the subcontinent, the Madras Lighthouse overlooks the Bay of Bengal and is a well-known marker on the Marina Beach, Chennai.  Built in 1976 by the East Coast Constructions & Industries, the Lighthouse replaced the older one in the northern direction. The only Lighthouse in the country within city limits, it has an elevator that runs on solar power, making it a green Lighthouse. Its alluring location on the beach gives visitors numerous activities to indulge in, such as swimming, beach sports, and trying out the local eateries. There are numerous places to stay near Lighthouse Chennai for a quick stop. Grand Chennai by GRT Hotels, The Accord Metropolitan, Hotel Savera, Hablis, and Intercontinental Chennai are the best luxury hotels near Lighthouse, providing state-of-the-art accommodations and facilities. Enjoy a comfortable stay at a more reasonably priced range of hotels such as Hotel Ambica Empire, NK Grand Park, and The Residency.

Pro Tip: The best way to reach is by walking from the Light House bus stop or the All India Radio bus station. One can also board a bus from Chennai city centre to Santhome High Road bus stand and reach Lighthouse Chennai.

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls
  • Recommended Hours Min. 1 hour
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Family
  • Entry Fee Local Tourist Adult : INR 10 Child : INR 5 Foreign Tourist Adult : INR 25
  • Closed On Mondays
  • Allowed Camera, Video, Footwear

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