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8th Photowalk : Vertical Walk

July 9, 2014

Lighthouse observation deck & Glance Marina

Date: 12th July 2014. Time: from 2.45 p.m. to 05.45 p.m.

The red and white banded 46-metre-high lighthouse, built by the East Coast Constructions and Industries in 1976 replacing the old lighthouse, is the famous landmark on the Marina Beach. This Chennai’s Eiffel Tower is now re-opened; after almost 20 years. One can enjoy a bird eye’s view of the Bay of Bengal from the 10th floor of the Lighthouse Observation Deck which is all set to become a beauty spot! It is the fourth lighthouse in the city and the first major one on the east coast to be thrown open to public. Light house tower has both stairs and a lift. From 9th floor one has to climb a few stairs to access a small observation area.

Meeting Point: Madras Light House, Kamarajar Salai, Chennai.

1. Viewing the glimpses of Marina, Kamarajar Salai, Fishermen Kuppam’s from the observation deck. Also visit Technical Museum.

Info :-

  • Entry fee:Rs 10 per adult, Rs 5 for children below 12 years (Indian Nationals). For foreign nationals, entry fee is Rs 25 per person
  • Camera fee is Rs 25 and if you wish to see the museum, an additional Rs 10 per person.
  • Restrictions to carry: None. Nothing is banned as such. Baggage checking is done for safety
  • Waiting Time (queue): Around 00.30 minutes or more

2. After Lighthouse visit – A small get together near Gandhi statue – suggestions, plans, programs – 375th Madras Day (views invited)

Ending Point: Gandhi statue, Marina Beach Chennai


Walk Leaders : Muthusamy Ramaiah @ 9444949507 & Hari Meyyappan @ 9962929206

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