The Old light House is one of the most prominent features of the Promenade Beach, dating back to the 19th century. In the initial days of the French colony, the navigators only had the Red Hills, about 3 km west of Pondicherry as a landmark. To provide a steady landmark for the ships, this lighthouse was built in 1836. Till 1970 the lighthouse continued to function until the erection of a new lighthouse south of town. The lighthouse is now an iconic vestige of French rule and has been converted partly into a museum.

Light House


Old Lighthouse, Goubert Ave, White Town, Puducherry, 605001, India


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