It was the British East India Company that built this light house at Thangassery in the year1902. It has a height of 44 metres and is a major landmark at the beach. It is a tower with double balcony and lantern with a marking pattern of red and white diagonal stripe on it. The lighthouse now boasts of a lift facility for those who want to avoid the thrill of climbing the arching stairway. The lens used in the lighthouse has a range of 26 nautical miles (around 48 km). It is the tallest lighthouse on the Kerala coast. Nearby there is a fishing harbor which was partially commissioned during 2001. It consists of a main breakwater of 2100 m across the sea. It is magnificent to watch the sea from the breakwater here.


  • A Bird’s Eye View of The Arabian Sea 
  • A long walk through the breakwater
THANGASSERY LIGHT HOUSE - Places to Visit in Kerala