Mahabalipuram Lighthouse

Published by Pranav , 18 December 2007, 08h12.

Region: World » India
Date of the hike:26 November 2007
Climbing grading: I (UIAA Grading System)
Time: 0:15
Height gain: 100 m 328 ft.

Please find herewith a photograph of the Mahabalipuram Lighthouse at Mahabalipuram, 65 km from Chennai, one of the biggest cities in India.
The Lighthouse is managed by Department of Lighthouses & Lightships. Built in 1900, and active, it has a focal plane of 42 m (138 ft); white flash every 10 s. 26 m (85 ft) stone tower with lantern and gallery are unpainted and the lantern dome is painted red. 2° Fresnel lens are in use. 
Behind the lighthouse, and higher on a hill, is the 8th century stone temple, from where this photograph was taken.
Built atop a large rock, this is one of the best known and most often visited lighthouses on the east coast of India.  Site and tower are open daily 2-4 pm. 

Pranav Pandya

Hike partners: Pranav


Slideshow Open in a new window · Open in this window

Comments (2)

Post a comment

Shailen says: Hey Pranav
Sent 4 January 2008, 17h38
Please post some pics of the temple.

ThomasH says: RE:Hey Pranav
Sent 15 April 2009, 12h37

I posted some pictures, just come and have a look.

Post a comment»