About Lighthouse, Chennai

A very engrossing famous landmark at Marina beach Chennai is the massive Chennai Lighthouse. It was built in 1976 by East Coast Constructions and Industries. Housing the meteorological department of Chennai, the lighthouse is a solar-powered equipped and hence eco-friendly. This is one of the few lighthouses globally to accommodate an elevator. The elevator goes straight to the ninth floor of the lighthouse where there is a viewing gallery with binoculars though visitors are allowed only till the ninth floor.  The lighthouse gives an aerial picturesque view of the beach, the Bay of Bengal and the promenade of the Marina.

Must See

  • Viewing gallery
  • City Aerial view
  • The tower architecture
  • The elevator

How to reach

Choose stops closest to Light House: Light House; All India Radio; Ig Office.

Tips

  • You are not allowed  to go around exploring
  • You can be safe here as the gallery is reinforced with steel mesh.
  • Get your baggage checked for security reason.
  • Use elevators only as stairs are closed for public.
  • Wear comfortable footwear for climbing the tower.
  • It is Better to go in the evening hours.
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Visit Time

Sunday:       10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.,  3:00 p.m.  to 5 p.m.
Monday:       Closed
Tuesday:      10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.,  3:00 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.,  3:00 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday:     10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.,  3:00 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday:          10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.,  3:00 p.m.  to 5 p.m.
Saturday:      10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.,  3:00 p.m.  to 5 p.m.

*On Sundays and Special days half an hour extension for visitors

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Waiting Time

wait time for the elevator

 

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Entrance Fee

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Rs 10 per adult, Rs 5 for children below 12 years (Indian Nationals). for museum, an additional Rs 10 per person.

For foreign nationals, entry fee is Rs 25 for Light House + Rs. 25 for Museum per person Camera fee is Rs 25

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Time you can spend

1 to 2 hours

 

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Weather

Heavy Intensity Rain 29°C

 

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