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Marina Lighthouse

locationMylapore

Head To The Lighthouse At This Beach & Enjoy The View Of A Lifetime For INR 20

Lavanya posted on 24 July

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The towering Lighthouse by Marina Beach is one of the most iconic structures in Chennai. For a mere INR 20 you can now go inside and enjoy the view!

Let There Be Light

The Lighthouse, which was built in 1976 by East Coast Constructions and Industries {who incidentally, also constructed another iconic structure in Chennai – the Gemini Flyover} and opened its doors in 1977. The lighthouse used to be a public structure but following Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination in the early nineties, it was shut down to the public out of the fear that it might be used as an attack target. However, after November 2013, the doors of the lighthouse were thrown open to visitors. If you’ve ever had second thoughts about visiting the lighthouse because you thought it involved tedious stair-climbing, think again! Chennai’s lighthouse is one of the few in the world with an elevator. The lighthouse is also eco-friendly because it is solar powered. How cool is that?

A Killer View

If you’re a visitor, your ticket will allow you to take the elevator straight to the ninth floor of the lighthouse where there is a viewing gallery with binoculars. Visitors are allowed access only to the ninth floor and not any of the others – so even if you want to do that staircase workout, you can’t. The tenth floor has a spy movie style high security radar installed so we would recommend you don’t try to go around exploring! The gallery is reinforced with steel mesh, so you know the authorities have really taken care to make the public area accident proof and avoid unsavoury incidents from happening here. From the lighthouse, you can see a spectacular view of the beach, the Bay of Bengal and the promenade of the Marina. Entry to the lighthouse? INR 20. The feeling like you’re right on top of the world? Priceless.

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Marina Lighthouse

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    locationMylapore

    Marina Beach, Mylapore, Chennai

    Tourist Attractions

    Marina Lighthouse

    locationMylapore