India's Lighthouse Heritage
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India's lighthouses are stars of the shore, beacons of brilliance and luminaries of lore. With more than 100 lighthouses across 7 districts dotting the Indian peninsula, these lighthouses form a stellar constellation along our coastline. Some still shine for ships, others share their stories with us first-hand as museums, as tourist attractions, and as Indian history in the making. It is estimated that the oldest standing lighthouse in India is at Mahabalipuram.
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For geographical and historical date on India's lighthouses you can also visit the Directorate General of Lighthouses and Lightships website.