Union Minister for Shipping, Shri G.K. Vasan inaugurated the ‘Project for Promoting Tourism in Lighthouses’, at Chennai on February 12, 2011. The project is expected to be implemented at a cost of INR 300 crores in private-public partnership basis.
Presently, 13 lighthouses in India are identified as heritage centres to portray maritime history of India.
The location of these lighthouses are (north-west coast to north-east coast) listed below. It is also shown in Google Maps:
- Dwarka Point Lighthouse
- Veraval Lighthouse
- Aguada Lighthouse
- Kadalur (Kadaloor) Point Lighthouse
- Vilinjam/Vizhinjam (Kovalam) Lighthouse
- Lakshadweep Islands
- Minicoy Island Lighthouse
- Tamil Nadu
- Muttam Point Lighthouse (near Kanniyakumari)
- Rameswaram Lighthouse
- Mahabalipuram Lighthouse (Mamallapuram – south of Chennai)
- Madras Lighthouse (Chennai)
- Andhra Pradesh
- Dolphin’s Nose Lighthouse
- Gopalpur Lighthouse
- Chandrabhaga Lighthouse
At Chennai, it is planned to
- Set up National Heritage Maritime Museum at Mamallapuram Lighthouse.
- Establish a Lighthouse Museum at Chennai Light House.
Here is a photograph released by Press Information Bureau to mark this occasion.
Union Minister for Shipping, Shri G.K. Vasan releasing the booklet on lighthouses after inaugurating the project for promoting tourism in Lighthouses, at Chennai.
Know more from Directorate General of Lighthouses and Lightships.
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