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Historic lighthouses could become India's next big tourist attraction

Historic lighthouses could become India's next big tourist attraction
15 Jan 2013

A chain of historic lighthouses could be about to become India's next big tourist attraction.

Already, a number of picturesque lighthouses are open to visitors, with the likes of the Sunk Rock and the Kanhoji lighthouses, both of which are just outside of Mumbai, a major hit among both domestic and international tourists.

Now, the Indian government is keen to promote a further 182 lighthouses dotted along the country's 7,500km coastline, giving visitors the chance to learn a little about national maritime history while also taking in some of the most spectacular coastal scenery in the whole of Asia.

"Globally, lighthouses are important tourist destinations and India shall not be left behind," Milind Deora, a junior shipping minister, told DNA India.

This comes as India looks forward to a marked increase in foreign visitors thanks to the publicity achieved through the new blockbuster film 'Life of Pi'.

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