Vizhinjam Lighthouse


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Vizhinjam Lighthouse Overview

Ranked 26 of 39 sightseeing in Trivandrum(Thiruvananthapuram)
Vizhinjam Light House is located on Kurumkal hill top, 10 km away from Thiruvananthapuram. The lighthouse was built in 1925 with a lighted beacon that had been modified into one with day mark beacon in 1966. The 36 m high masonry tower is at an altitude of 57 m from sea level.
The Light house is open for visitors from 3-6 pm. There are 144 winding steps and a steel ladder to reach the top. From the top one can get good views of the Arabian Sea on one side and the canopy of coconut trees on the other. The sunset over the horizon with the light house as a back ground is a wonderful sight. The beacon is switched on at 5:30 pm and switched off at 6:00 am. There is an entrance fee of INR 10/- for Indians and 25/- for foreigners.
Vizhinjam beach around the light house is a part of the famous Kovalam beach. The light house road is ideal for long walks and cycling. There are many small eateries close to the beach.
October to March is the best time to visit Vizhinjam and from Thiruvananthapuram auto rickshaws and taxis are available in plenty to the Vizhinjam Lighthouse.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: Below 1hr
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunset
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Asmita Pradhan

Asmita Pradhan4.3/5

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Top of the world feeling

The lighthouse is right next to the Kovalam Beach which is again 20-30 kms from Trivandrum. You can stay back at Kovalam if you wish because it is one of the commercialized beaches there. The lighthouse is open from 10 am to 5 pm, where they shut for lunch around 12 pm till 2pm. They charge based on child, adult and foreign national starting from Rs. 10. The view is breathtaking. They also charge you a little extra for your camera be it a DSLR or a mobile camera.

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Vizhinjam Lighthouse, Trivandrum(Thiruvananthapuram)

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Deepak Kumar

View of Light House
Vizhinjam Lighthouse, Trivandrum(Thiruvananthapuram)

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Manish Singh

Vizhinjam Lighthouse, Trivandrum(Thiruvananthapuram)
Vizhinjam Lighthouse, Trivandrum(Thiruvananthapuram)

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Asmita Pradhan

View from the LIghthouse beach