India’s state of the art lighthouses are set to be come tourist attractions.

Officials in Chennai are thinking about using some of their novel landmarks as major tourist attractions in the city.

“We are exploring the possibility of turning select lighthouses into tourist destinations for which the project report is ready,” said Union shipping minister GK Vasan.

Other areas in India thinking about similar schemes include Mamallapuram, Rameswaram and Muttam in Kanyakumari.

The plan is to select lighthouses in exotic and scenic locations and open them up to the public.

Initially, 13 of the buildings will be developed and a new lighthouse museum will be constructed on the marina.

The major draw of the lighthouses is the fact that they now use the state of the art Automatic Identification System, which is the largest of its kind in the world and covers the whole of India’s east and west coasts.

It can track vessels that are as far as 50 km out to sea.

Written by Alex Cochrane

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