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Nice view

It has a nominal charge of Rs. 10/person which is quite a justifiable. The lighthouse is very old... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New Delhi, India
Visit the top of the Lighthouse - tallest structure in Mamallapuram !

In the same complex as Arjuna's Penance and Krishna's Butterball. Lighthouse plus a maritime... read more

Reviewed October 21, 2018
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It has a nominal charge of Rs. 10/person which is quite a justifiable. The lighthouse is very old and very small stairs, which accommodates one person at a time. So, 10 persons per batch are allowed for visit.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Nitesh_Rajput
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of best place and structure to view and enjoy in mamallapuram apart from many other places here.must visit in the evening to view and admire

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jothilingam E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a very nice place to visit. Time was exceedingly well spent. Place was neat and clean. It was peaceful as well.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 2, 2018

Can climb up to the top for views, and nicer pics in afternoon from the nearby temple top looking toward the sea.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 21, 2018

In the same complex as Arjuna's Penance and Krishna's Butterball. Lighthouse plus a maritime museum. The view from the top is not spectacular,but why miss it ! Sort of a picnic spot now with locals, and a weekend drive for others.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank SharadSud-Gurgaon
Reviewed September 29, 2018

Mamallapuram Lighthouse is built on a rock. There are stairs to reach on the top of this lighthouse. There is a nominal fee to go inside. The scene from the top of the lighthouse is wonderful. This place can be easily covered in a day...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

Unique carvings in the cave temples (not deep and cannot get lost or trapped) and the extraordinary huge bas-relief where far better than the lighthouse which was not very different from counterparts found around the world.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JimS48
Reviewed September 9, 2018

a local friend brought me here after we visited all the beach temples. definitely a big contrast. we were quite hot going up the path and the stairs, but there was a nice view at the top. wear reasonable shoes for walking if you go.......More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank MC-lovestravel
Reviewed September 5, 2018

Managed to climb up the tower in the sweltering heat. the views of the city were worth the climb. Climb was something similar to the Wallace monument but a bit easier. Should definitely climb to the top for the views

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Zaheersait
Reviewed August 31, 2018

One can climb this easily. Stairs are very steep. Ticket charge is 10 rupees. Not allowed to stay there more than 5 minutes at top.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from colinson | Reviewed this property |
We benefited from an early start at the five rathas as the coachloads of tourists only arrived as we were leaving. This may depend on the day and the weather. This is also the only site where your five-year-old might prefer... More
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10 am to 4 pm.