Thangaserry Light House

A light house is a tower or a building designed to emit light from a system made up of lamps and lenses and proves to be an aid to navigation and mariners during night travel. They mark dangerous coastlines and hazardous reefs and also provide an aid for the mariners to have a safe entry to the harbor. The light houses also provide assistance for the aerial travellers. Not only that it assists the marine and aerial travellers it also serves the purpose of a watch tower. Some light houses are popular travel destinations of tourists and some may consider visiting light houses and capturing their photographs as a hobby. As they are located on the sea shores the scenic beauty of the sea can be well-watched from the top of the light house tower.

One of the famous light houses situated in Kollam district of Kerala is the Thangaserry Light House. It is one of the major attractions of Kollam and is located at a distance of 5 kilometers from Kollam Railway Station. This Light house has a height of about 144 feet and it was built in the year in 1902. It stands on the shore of the famous Thangaserry beach as a sentinel, which warns the seaman about the perfidious reefs of Thangaserry. This lighthouse tower is opened for visitors only during the evenings from 3.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.

How to reach here

This famous tower is located at a distance of 70 kilometers from the Trivandrum International airport and if one wishes to travel by rail Kollam is the nearby station. It can also be accessed easily by roads.


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