Department of Lighthouses & Lightships
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.
The lighthouse is open to the public 2 to 4 p.m. daily.
Mapquest URL: Click here to get a map to this lighthouse!