Light House

Light House, Chennai (Madras): Hours, Address, Light House Reviews: 4/5

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magneaske
Oslo, Norway57 contributions
Solo
I want to see the lighthouse but can’t due to racism. Wondering when they will remove the white man tax.
Written 19 July 2022
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Radhika Narasimhan
Chennai (Madras), India244 contributions
Couples
Seeing the lighthouse in Marina is not my first time visit. Being a Chennaite from childhood days I have been to the lighthouse many times. Still each time it appears new to me.
History says to avoid crashing of ships near chennai, during British rule it was constructed. From 10am to 5pm tourist are allowed to climb the lighthouse. Views are great, sunset and sunrise are awesome while viewing the city on the other side is great. My all time favourite spot of chennai which I recently visited.
Written 18 July 2022
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Anand M
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Marina Beach, Chennai is by far among the best beaches in India. But, if you have not experienced it atop the Light House, you missed its breathtaking beauty. There is a museum there too. A very inconspicuous tower that you could easily ignore as you pass the road. And yet, as you experience its view it leaves behind an eternal impression of Chennai's uniqueness, history and beauty.
Written 7 March 2020
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%FastFlyer
Kingwood, TX85 contributions
The beach here was off limits due to high surf. Many fisherman have boats along the shore. Great for photographers.
Written 18 January 2020
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1777NT
Thirsk, UK329 contributions
Unfortunately, not a very clear day, you could see possibly 5km and see the Marina Beach well enough
Written 7 January 2020
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Prem Kumar
Bangalore District, India320 contributions
I went to the light house with my friend it was really a great experience to view the city from the light house. The beauty of the marina and the road from that view was simply awesome. And the housing area view from the top as a treat to watch. And they have a charge of 20rs per person for viewing from the lighthouse. And i couldn't see the entire view since there was an issue with the honey bee in one section. The view of the chidambaram stadium and city centre was also the notable things to watch.
Written 23 December 2019
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#amosamiyanayek🎧
Chennai (Madras), India120 contributions
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tiny park for kids as well as a musiuam along with the light house it is situated a with a small compound in between main road and the marina beach and very close to light house railway station and city center mall... attractive place but be careful if you are along with kids lift facilities available if wish to visit to the top of the light house and due to croud try to visit before eve at 5.
Written 21 December 2019
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Ramya
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has a lift and on the 9th floor is the viewing deck which is a bit narrow and crowded in peak times. Better to go before 5pm.
Written 7 December 2019
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LostMySelfTraveling
Visakhapatnam (Vizag), Andhra Pradesh, India382 contributions
Family
Chennai light house is a wonderful construction located at the end of Mareena Beach towards Santhome. Most of the people think its of no use going on top and there is not much to see. But it is an amazing opportunity to see the sea and the Mareena beach road from the top of the light house. It's an awesome experience that everybody should try.
I strongly recommend you take your young children and explain the purpose of it. So it will be more intresting for young kids.
Written 2 December 2019
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Wil Chung
Crewe, UK684 contributions
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There is a lift to the top to see some great views. You cannot walk around the whole of the top (3 and a bit sides), but you can get a full 360 view.
Very cheap - 50rs for foreigners whilst only 20 for Indians. But for 75p that's worth it.
Not really anything else to do at the top so you only really spend 10 minutes or so before going back down.
Well worth a visit if you're visiting the beach of the Mahata Ghandi statue at the same time.
Written 17 November 2019
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