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Tickets | Entry Fee : Museum: INR 20
Adults: INR 10 
Foreigners: INR 50
Photography: INR 10
Child: INR 5

Open Timings : Tuesday - Sunday 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Closed on Mondays and between 11:45 AM-2:00 PM

Opened : 28 March 1862

Open to Public: : 2007

Height: : 28 m

Feature: : Red and White horizontal markings with Red lantern

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Alleppey Lighthouse

Alappuzha Lighthouse, Alleppey Overview

Known for its breathtaking 360-degree views, the Alappuzha Lighthouse(Alleppey lighthouse) is an old-world charm. It is 4 km away from the main town lying on the sea bridge facing the Arabian sea coast. The 1862 lighthouse has a museum that preserves old equipment like oil lamps and items that testify to its 150-year-old journey.

Constructed using laterite stones and teak, the Allepey Lighthouse is 30 meters high and can hold up to 25 people at a time. The spiralling staircase with over 100 wooden steps is worth climbing for the magnificent view of Allepey Beach and surrounding areas.
It initially had a double wick, coconut oil lamp, which was used until 1952. Later the lamp was reinstated by a DA gas flasher and a 500 mm drum optic. The old equipment was changed again by an emergency lantern of 300mm and a direct drive system which finally was replaced by a 230V Metal Halide Lamp in 1999.

Must Know Before You Visit Alappuzha Lighthouse

Things to Note :

  • Visit early during the day to avoid crowd and heat
  • You must take off your shoes to enter the lighthouse
  • The stairway is steep with 100 steps, so be very sure before climbing. It's not advisable if you have a foot injury or is afraid of heights. 

Alappuzha Lighthouse Highlights

1. The Alappuzha Lighthouse Museum

The Alappuzha Lighthouse Museum
From old oil lamp to modern equipment, this museum takes you to the past. Providing an insight into the 150-year-old journey of homing, the lighthouse museum holds equipment used as an aid to navigati (Read More)on, from bonfire to radar beacons and GPS based systems. A visit to the museum gives you glimpses of these systems like GAS flashers, oil lamps, sun valves and so on.

Museum Charges: INR 10

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Interesting facts about the Allepey Lighthouse

  • The lighthouse is still a manned station.
  • It was repainted with red and white bands in 2000, which was earlier plain white.
  • The Allepey lighthouse was open to the public only in the year 2007.
  • The optical equipment in the lighthouse was imported from Birmingham, UK.

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