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Mahabalipuram lighthouse (E India)

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Mahabalipuram lighthouse (E India)

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Description

Mahabalipuram is about 35 km from Chennai. Mahabalipuram also known as Mamallapuram was an important port built by Pallavas during the Seventh Century for the maritime trade with the countries of South East Asia and Mediterranean.

In the ancient times the log fire on one of the high rocks used to serve as beacon for the vessels approaching t Mahabalipuram port during the night.

A dressed stone masonry circular tower 26m in height was built on a nearby rock in 1900. The PV source was replaced by incandescent electric lamp in 1994.

26/03/2012
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Mahabalipuram lighthouse (E India)
26/03/2012
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