Old Talaimannar Lighthouse

Old Talaimannar Lighthouse

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Old Talaimannar Lighthouse

Old Talaimannar Lighthouse (Urumalai Lighthouse) is situated in Mannar in Sri Lanka. This is not a very famous place but it is visited by many people who visit Mannar.

About the destination

Old Talaimannar Lighthouse (Urumalai Lighthouse) is situated in the Northern Province in Sri Lanka. It is recorded to have been built in 1915. It is 19 meters in height and it has not been maintained for all the past 30 years. This was due to the war that took place in Sri Lanka back in the past.

History of the destination

Old Talaimannar Lighthouse (Urumalai Lighthouse) was built in 1915 and it has a long history. It was not maintained but after the end of the Tamil tiger war, the government took initiatives to repair the lighthouse. It is now accessible to the public and can be visited.

Reaching the destination

From Colombo

Go on on McCallum Road and continue onto Colombo – Katunayake Expressway. Take the Puttalam exit and merge onto Chilaw – Colombo Main Road. Then turn left onto Medawachchiya-Talaimannar Highway and turn left onto Beach Road to reach your destination.

From Mannar

Go on Thalvupadu – Mannar Road and turn left onto Medawachchiya-Talaimannar Highway. Then turn left onto Beach Road to reach your destination.

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Open 24/7

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