Indian Logistics Directory
Porto Novo Lighthouse

Portonovo

Business Name :  Business Type :  City : 
Major Seaports Major Seaports India
Chennai Port
Cochin
Diamond Harbour
Haldia
Jawahar Lal Nehru Port
Kandla
Mormugao
Mumbai Port
New Mangalore, West Coast Of India
Paradip
Tuticorin
Vishakha Patnam
Medium Seaports Medium Seaports India
Bedi Bunder
Bhav Nagar
Calicut
Cuddalore
Gopalpur
Karwar
Magdalla
Mandavi
Naga Pattinam
Navlakhi
Okha
Porbandar
Ratnagiri
Redi
Salaya
Sikka
Trivendrum
Veraval
Minor Seaports Minor Seaports India
Azhikkal Port
Belekeri
Beypore
Cochin
Dahej
Jafrabad
Jakhau
Kannur
Kasergode
Kundapura port
Mundra
Neendakara
Pindhara
Pipavav
Ponnani
Andhra Sea Ports Andhra Sea Ports
Bhavanapadu Port
Bheemuni Patnam
Gangavaram
Kakinada
Kalinga Patnam
Krishna Patnam Port
Machilipatnam
Muthyalamma Palem
Narsapur Port
Nizam Patnam
Vishakha Patnam
Voda Revu Port
Light Houses India Light Houses India
Lighthouses
Ship Builders Ship Builders
Ship Builders
Logistics Directory » Sea Ports » Lighthouses » Porto Novo Lighthouse
If you have a business establishment in india, contact us to list your business related to any logistics categories. Please Contact No - 9246535456 / 9705138677
 
Porto Novo Lighthouse
lighthouses.jpg
 

Porto Novo Lighthouse

Porto Novo,an uncommon name for an isolated fishing hamlet in coastal Tamil Nadu. But that name is a reminder of many years of Portuguese, Dutch and the British presence in the region. Porto Novo is called Parangipettai in Tamil, which roughly means "foreigner village". This historically important place has nothing more than a flag mast and a laque now. Many of the churches and buildings, built by the Europeans, have crumbled to the ground. Porto Novo was an important trade centre under the Europeans, with industries like ship building and fishing.It also had an important arbour. During the British rule, iron made here was exported to England. It has the distinction of having the first iron foundry in Asia. Even now, some iron railings in Chennai Central and Chennai Egmore Railway stations have made in Porto Novo embossed on them. The historically important Second war of Mysore was also fought here between Hyder Ali and the British under Sir Eyre Coote in July 1781. He eventually lost the battle and sought exile at Chidambaram.Now he town has lost its old glory and it is impossible to visualise its past with the images of the present in front of you.Today the town is mainly a fishing village where the people eek out a living by fishing on the estuary. The town also has a rich ide to it, thanks to money from the gulf. The only tourists here are the pilgrims, as this an important pilgrimage centre for Muslims. A walk down the streets of this town will explain why: I came across mosques and dargahs in almost every street. This town also houses the famous Centre for Advanced Studies in Marine Biology, Annamalai University. This is not a destination for a casual tourist, but a dream for the history and archaeology enthusiast.

Porto

Location: Portonovo Lighthouse,
Portonovo-608502

State: Tamilnadu

Phone: +91-414-2483246


Related Information
Position - 110 30.2N 790 46.2E
Characteristic - flash White every 15 sec
Tower Colour - Red and white bands
Tower - 37m high Circular concrete Tower
Height above MSL - 36m
Range - 26 NM
Optical Equip - PRB-21 with Auto head lamps lamps inside 2.4m dia Lantern house (ANA)
Source of Energy - Mains supply 440V 50 Hz (standby genset provided)
Commensed year - 1981
Subsequent Innovations - 1997
 
If you have a business establishment in india, contact us to list your business related to any logistics categories. Please Contact No - 9246535456 / 9705138677
 
Tag Words for this page
aviation freight forward ports conveyors railway ocean freight LTL Trucking Fulfillment Fuel Storage Trasnsportation Broker Drop Shipping Companies GPS Systems Vehicle Tracking