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Name: Mahabalipuram Light   Map it!

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Nearest Town or City:
Chennai, , India

Location: SE coast of India, Bay of Bengal.


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Managing Organization:
Department of Lighthouses & Lightships

Notes:
The first light at this location was displayed from a lantern atop the Kadalmallai temple, which still stands near the lighthouse. Much damage was done here by the earthquake and tsunami of December 26, 2004.

Tower Height: 84

Height of Focal Plane: 137

Characteristic and Range: Flashing white every 10 seconds, visible for 30 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Conical stone tower with red roof.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1887

Date Present Tower Built: 1900

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Yes.

Museum?
The lighthouse is open to the public 2 to 4 p.m. daily.

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