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  • 10 per person

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Old Lighthouse Puducherry Address: Goubert Ave White Town, Promenade Beach, Puducherry, 605001, India

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Old Lighthouse Puducherry Timings

Day Timing
Monday 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Wedesday 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Sunday 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
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Among all the popular tourist places in Pondicherry, Lighthouse is one such place that has gained everyone’s attention from far and wide. This city has two lighthouses and both stand out among the tourists for their significance. Though the Old Lighthouse is not accessible to the public now, the new one serves the purpose for all those who come here to witness a panoramic view of the town from the top.

It is a delightful place to spend some time away in tranquillity and is undoubtedly great for a half-day excursion. Don’t forget to bring your camera along as the place offers numerous opportunities to click some amazing shots of the sunset in the evening.

History of Old Lighthouse, Puducherry

Tracing its history back to the 19th century, the Old Lighthouse was constructed by a famous engineer Louis Guerre in the year 1836. Featuring a modern design with a unique structure, the Old Lighthouse, built over a rectangular base, is 29 meters high and has 3 openings: one for the watchman, another for an inhouse shop, and the last one for a staircase that takes you directly to the top of the tower.

However, after being in existence for many years, it went out of order and was shut down in 1979. To fulfill the needs of people traveling from the ocean to the city, the French rulers planned to set up a new Lighthouse, which is currently nestled in Kirapalaiyam Village. Although the present Lighthouse looks prominent at 157 feet of height, the Old Lighthouse is still considered an important part of the Pondicherry tour and is frequently visited by tourists of all ages.

Entry Fee and Timings of Old Lighthouse, Puducherry

The entry fee to visit the Old Lighthouse in Pondicherry is INR 10 per person. It welcomes its tourists from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM and then from 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM every day. The recommended exploration time is 1 hour.

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How to Reach Old Lighthouse, Puducherry?

Since the Old Lighthouse is situated at a distance of only 3 km from Pondicherry Bus Stand, it can be easily accessed by tourists through all means of transport. You can choose to hire an auto-rickshaw, look for a bus ride, or simply book a private taxi from the list of top car rental companies in Pondicherry to enjoy a hassle-free commutation all the way. Please note that the Lighthouse is only 1.4 km away from Pondicherry Railway Station and 7.9 km from Pondicherry Airport.

Other than this attraction, the city also boasts several sightseeing places that you cannot miss to afford whenever you’re on your Pondicherry tour. So, if interested and have time, you can go ahead with our all-inclusive Pondicherry tour packages to explore the popular tourist places of your choice.

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