Light HouseCurrently Open [Closes at 01:00 pm]
- Address: Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600004, India
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: 20 INR
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Light House, Landmark, Family And Kids
Light House - Review
A lighthouse is one place that bestows some of the most mesmeric sights of the city, owing to its height and a vista of an embracing city right ahead of you. Watching a sunset or a sunrise from here only makes this a big deal!
The Light House in Chennai with its alluring location facing the enormous Bay of Bengal is one of the most picturesque attractions of Chennai. Don’t forget to bring your camera up here, to click some fabulous shots. Its location on the Marina beach makes it ideal combination of attractions that can be clubbed. Inside, there is a meteorological department too. It boasts of the fact that it is the only light house in India that has an elevator, along with the few ones in the world!
Light House Ticket Prices
- Given prices are for adults.
- Children: INR 10
- With Camera: INR 25
How To reach Light House by Public Transport
- Light House bus stop
- All India Radio Bus Stop
- Santhome High Rd Bus Station
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Things to Know Before Visiting Light House
0.83% of people who visit Chennai include Light House in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
34.78% of people start their Light House visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Light House
68.18% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Light House
Light House Trips
Light House, Chennai Reviews
Nice place to spend 30min. It has some importance, from being only lighthouse in the city and to have a lift as well. You can take a lift to 9th floor and then climb a few steps to get to the viewing area. This area doesn't have much space. But you get the spectacular view of the Marina beach and bay of Bengal, plus some parts of Chennai as well. The entry fees is nominal 20 Rs.
It can be a one time visit as this the only light house within the city. The lift carries you to the 9 th floor from where you can see the sea and have good air which feels good. The area above is very small at the top of the tower. Better to go early as many people will make it crowded in evening. There is a museum ( an average size room ) containing different types of lights used in light house from early times. That's all, nothing else to see there in the light house. But you can enjoy the beach after you travel almost 500 meters in sand to reach the sea shore.
Light house is the tall structure built to guide fisher folks and vessels. We can climb up to the top floor and view Chennai city from the upper deck. Also we can enjoy the beauty of Bay Bengal. Small entry fee is charged by Light house authority. Two wheeler parking is available outside.
The Madras Light House (Tamil: சென்னைக் கலங்கரை விளக்கம்) is a lighthouse facing the Bay of Bengal on the east coast of the Indian Subcontinent. It is a famous landmark on the Marina Beach in Chennai, India. It was built by the East Coast Constructions and Industries in 1976 replacing the old lighthouse in the northern direction. The lighthouse was opened in January 1977. It also houses the meteorological department and was restricted to visitors. On 16 November 2013, it was reopened to visitors. It is one of the few lighthouses in the world with an elevator.It is also the only lighthouse in India within the city limits.It is also a green lighthouse, with a solar panel for power.
Worth visiting as the view is fabulous... but the drawback is constrained space on the top. Can't spend more than 10 mins if crowded... fare is 20 rs... small technical museum and restrooms at the bottom...