The Chennai Lighthouse, previously the Madras Lighthouse, is a lighthouse facing the Bay of Bengal on the east coast of the Indian Subcontinent. It is a well-known landmark at the Marina Beach in Chennai, India. It turned into constructed by the East Coast Constructions and Industries in 1976 changing the antique lighthouse inside the northern path. The lighthouse was opened in January 1977. It additionally homes the meteorological branch. On sixteen November 2013, it turned into reopened to visitors. You can come here and explore this place.
It is one of the few lighthouses within the international with an elevator. It is also the handiest lighthouse in India within the town limits. It is also a inexperienced lighthouse, with a sun panel for electricity. By the end of the 18th century, the Madras Presidency encompassed an awful lot of south India and additionally Ceylon. As its capital, the metropolis of Madras served because the nerve centre of the sea trade managed by way of the British East India Company. Ships drawing near the shore of Madras after nightfall faced the hazard of walking aground at the shoals of Covelong within the south and the sand-banks of Armagon and Pulicat inside the north.