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Pudimadaka lighthouse (Andhra Pradesh-NE India)

Pudimadaka lighthouse (Andhra Pradesh-NE India)

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Description

Pudimadaka Village lies on the shore of a bight about 4 miles NE of Rambilli Beacon. A red stone temple, with three towers, lies in the village.

The light was commissioned on 21st January 1971 and renovated in 1991. The lighthouse was on a masonry tower of 26 meters height. It has a visible range of 27 Nautical miles.

Pillar Rock, 9.1m high, lies about 0.3 mile SSE of Pudimadaka Village. This rock and some dark cliffs on the coast show up prominently against the white sandy beaches. A ledge of rocks lies between Pillar Rock and the coast, and serves as a breakwater during the Southwest Monsoon.

The coast between Pudimadaka Village and the Dolphin’s Nose, about 20 miles NE, is rocky and backed by a hilly plain. Conspicuous sandy patches mark the SW sides of some of these hills.

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