The Madras Lighthouse

This is a continuation of my visit to Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary on the outskirts of Chennai. You can read the previous post here.

So, after bird watching while on my way to the hotel the thought of visiting the Marina beach lighthouse crossed my mind. If you don’t know, Marina Beach is the world’s longest sand beach. The Madras Lighthouse stands on the east side of the beach and was built in 1796. The red and white color structure stands tall at 45.72 Meters, facing the Bay of Bengal. The view from the top was breathtaking. The entrance fees were less than a dollar and the wait time in the evening was about 15 mins.

Right on the beach, there is the famous fish market, where one can get see the fresh spread. The fishermen sail off at midnight to get their prize catches. Some pictures for our eyes only 😊

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