The light house

The 27 meter tall light house started on 1 July 1836 has retired from functioning is situated just opposite to the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the beach road called as Goubert Avenue. This old light house gives a majestic look and stands as a remarkable place in the history of Pondicherry.

The new light house started functioning on December 1979, is located south of the town. It is 45.72 meters tall. The light emitted from this house covers a range of 40 kms in the night.