Lighthouse of Mahabalipuram

Lighthouse of Mahabalipuram

1900 (station established 1887). Active; focal plane 42 m (138 ft); white flash every 10 s. 26 m (85 ft) round stone tower with lantern and gallery; unpainted; lantern dome painted red. 2nd order Fresnel lens in use. Benjamin Chun’s photo is at at the top of this page, a closeup photo is available, also a second photo, Wikimedia has a 2010 photo, Forand has a historic postcard view, Huelse has a closeup postcard view, and Google has a satellite view. A photo is also available showing both the lighthouse and the temple (previous listing). This is one of the best known and most often visited lighthouses on the east coast. Built atop a large rock at Mahabalipuram, about 65 km (40 mi) south of Chennai. Site open, tower open daily 2-4 pm. ARLHS IND-016; Admiralty F0932; NGA 27108. – From the Lighthouse Directory

Note the beautiful mail boxes!

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