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Mamallapuram Lighthouse

Mahabalipuram, India
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Calicut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Climb atop the lighthouse to see the scattered rock carved monuments of Mahabalipuram. This light house is a new one constructed though in the ancient days a light was was there which showed the homing light to trading vessels.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

i'm a lighthouse nut, so of course i had to see this one. it rises from the area---and is quite visible from all around, even the monuments near the seashore temple. definitely worth a visit!

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Mamallapuram Lighthouse is good to visit with children, which is knowlegeable to children. There were many visiters when we went. It is good to see a light house in this ancient port.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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130 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Structure can be seen as it is high. Good walk to the top and a good view around as you walk around the top of the lighthouse. Good to visit especially with kids.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Recently visited to Chennai , mahabalipuram. A light house near the shore is interesting to watch a perfect view a Mamallapuram, the ancient Chera Chola dynasty..Now it is opened to public and till 6 PM it is allowed to go to the top of the light house. It is very interesting and the way to go upstairs little bit difficult... More

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Bangalore, India
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This place is a good place to visit, but need to very careful with children, the steps are very steep, there are no handrails at some places, risk of one mis-step, you can fall through the rocks though it might not be fatal it can cause enough damage. We unknowingly went with two of our kids and one of them... More

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Chennai
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

It's worthy to visit this place. You can get a complete view of Mahabalipuram. Very interesting and beautiful. The fee is small, about a 100R's including camera for 2 people. It can be added to a tour of some of the other sights and makes a nice change from the more 'cutural' sights of the town.

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Ghaziabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Recently visited to Chennai , mahabalipuram. A light house near the shore is tremendous to watch a whole view a mahabalipuram. Like the way to go upsatair too. & yes don't forget to eat Mango over their wd a salt as it will spice up your visit.

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Sacramento, California
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The lighthouse was interesting, not my first choice to visit. You cannot go inside, but traveling up the walkway makes for a great view of the area.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Please friends do visit the lighthouse. Its worth climbing all those stairs..once you reach the top you'll feel like flying...

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