Kiltan Lighthouse

Kiltan Island, LD - 682558

Type: Landmarks
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The Kiltan Lighthouse: A Beacon of Safety and Culture. Perched at the southern tip of Kiltan Island, part of the Lakshadweep archipelago, stands the Kiltan Lighthouse, a symbol of guidance and safety for mariners navigating the treacherous waters of the Arabian Sea. This lighthouse, established in response to numerous shipwrecks, has been a vital fixture since its commissioning on April 6, 1977.

Kiltan Island itself is a coral island belonging to the Amindivi Subgroup of islands and is rich in cultural heritage and natural beauty. The island's history is intertwined with maritime trade routes and is home to the revered Sufi saint Shaikh Ahmed Naqshabanthi. The lighthouse, towering at 41 meters, not only serves as a navigational aid but also as a testament to the island's commitment to safeguarding lives at sea.

The lighthouse's beacon has evolved, transitioning from a temporary light in 1974 to the installation of photovoltaic equipment, and later to more advanced lighting systems, reflecting the technological advancements in maritime navigation. The island's economy, historically rooted in fishing and coconut production, has diversified, with residents now engaged in various professions, contributing to the island's development while preserving its rich folk culture and warm hospitality.

Kiltan's geographical significance is further highlighted by its strategic location, serving as a crucial point in the Lakshadweep archipelago. The lighthouse not only guides ships but also symbolizes the resilience and adaptability of the island's community in the face of the ever-changing environment of the sea.

For those interested in maritime history, lighthouse architecture, or the cultural tapestry of India's coastal regions, the Kiltan Lighthouse is a beacon worth exploring. It stands not just as a structure of utility but as a monument to human ingenuity and the enduring spirit of the islanders of Kiltan.

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