Situated in the Thangassery village of Kollam district, this 41-meter structure is the tallest lighthouse in Kerala state. Thangassery Light House is a cylindrical structure painted with white and red oblique bands with double balcony and lantern. Visitors can go up the lantern room through a 193-step spiral staircase. The Light House was originally commissioned in 1902 by British East India Company and has undergone renovation several times later.
Thangassery is a costal village with lots of historic and economic relevance in Kerala history. Thangassery was a trading center for pepper during the colonial age and the port was controlled by the Portuguese, Dutch and British in succession. Tourist attractions of this village include a 3 kilometer long beach on the shores of Arabian Sea and ruins of forts and churches of the colonial age built by Portuguese and Dutch and, of course, the lighthouse.
Entry Fee: For visiting the lighthouse is Rs.10 for adults and Rs.3 for children.
Open Hours: 10 AM to 5 PM. Open on all days.
How to reach:
- Nearest railway station is Kollam Junction (3 km).
- Nearest airport is Trivandrum International and Domestic Airport (59 km).
- Nearest bus station is KSRTC Depot, Kollam (3 km).