Muttom Light House, Kanyakumari

Mahendra Kondekar Profile Picture

Mahendra Kondekar

@kondekarmb2805
Muttom Light House, Kanyakumari

Muttom Light House, Kanyakumari

Tamilnadu Tourism: Muttom Light House, Kanyakumari

Muttom Light House, Kanyakumari Muttom has a lighthouse due to which its presence is recorded in the international shipping chart. This lighthouse was constructed by British during colonial Time. The lighthouse, though near the sea, is situated 110 ft. (34 m) above sea level. The skeleton was built when India was part of the British Empire until 1947. The lighthouse at Muttom near Colachel, a tiny coastal village in the district, known for its scenic beach dotted with rocks and rock caves, has transformed into a tourist attraction after its renovation, with schoolchildren in particular eager to visit the area. Last year, around 4,000 people visited the lighthouse, which is 15.22 metres high. A nominal entry fee of Rs.10 is charged for adults and Rs.3 for students under age 12. The entry is free for school students if they are in uniform. The visitors are allowed to climb to the top of the lighthouse. The lighthouse is steeped in history. The then British Government started its construction in 1857 and completed the work in 1882. The lighthouse guided British vessels cruising between Colombo and ports on India’s west coast. Until 1875, a light used to be hoisted on a mast to guide fishermen at sea. Later, a column was constructed and the light hoisted on it. A masonry tower came up around the column, and a wick lamp supplied by a Birmingham company was installed atop the new tower. The same company then supplied another, technically more advanced light which was installed on the tower towards the close of 1909. The lighthouse was formally commissioned on January 1, 1910. In 1993, the Tamilnadu Government banned the entry of tourists, as well as students, into the lighthouse in view of doubts over its stability. But after it was renovated, visitors were allowed to enter the lighthouse a few years later. Connectivity Muttom is located at about 17 Kms from Nagercoil, 10 Kms from Eraniel, 12 Kms from Colachel, 8 Kms from Mandaikadu, 22 Kms from Suchindrum, 15 Kms from Thuckalay, 32 Kms from Kanyakumari and 73 Kms from Thiruvananthapuram. By Road: Buses serving this village: · From Nagercoil - 5C, 14A, 14C, 14DV,14EV, 5F, · From Thuckalay and Monday Market (alias Thingalchanthai or Thingal Nagar) - 47, 47C, 12G · From Kadiapattanam - 14A, 14C, 14F, 5C, 46C, 47C,9K, 302, 302C, SSS · From James Nager - 14DV · From Kanyakumari - SSS · From Marthandam - 46C · From Ramanthurai – 9K · From Colachel - 5C, SSS, 9K, 5F, 14F By Train: Nearest Railway Stations are located at Eraniel 12 Kms) and Nagercoil (19 Kms). By Air: Nearest Airport is located at Thiruvananthapuram (74 Kms).

Report Problem

Repin Status: None
Associated Category:
Initial Creation: 4/30/2020 7:50:43 AM
Owner: kondekarmb2805
Account Name: Mahendra Kondekar
Gender: female
Comment count: 0

Tamilnadu Tourism: Muttom Light House, Kanyakumari

Sponsored Ads
How to Spend a Weekend in Chennai (9 Things to See and Do)
No title
Sponsored Ads
Donnez une nouvelle dimension à vos photos en vous inspirant du travail du photographe de mode Tom Van Schelven.
S’offrir un vase ou un meuble, apporter du confort avec un tapis, quelques coussins... : il y a mille manières de rendre cosy son intérieur et de se sentir bien chez soi. Créative, inspirante et accessible, la collection La Redoute Intérieurs vous invite à plonger dans les dernières tendances déco. Toujours présente, l’influence nordique privilégie un minimalisme essentiel, proche de la nature.
Ask.com
12 Best Beaches near Chennai
Are these houses built or arranged, this is a village in Kothagiri, one of the hill stations in Tamilnadu, South India.Tea is grown here in plenty and its one of the largest tea producer in India
8 BEST ONE DAY TRIPS NEAR CHENNAI
Découpeur plasma SCHEPPACH - PLC40
Trek to Rayakottai Fort in Tamil Nadu
Merci pour votre réponse, nous reviendrons vers vous bientôt
Gangaikondacholapuram Brihadeeswarar temple - Possibly the most elegant UNESCO Heritage Site
Sponsored Ads