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Dariapur Light House

Dariapur Light House :- Dariapur is 175 km from Howrah by road. The site is close to the spot where legendary Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay got inspiration to write famous Kapalkundla in 1860. The original Lighthouse site is one km East of the present station.

A 20 m mild steel mast was erected in 1943 at that site on which a wick lamp used to be hoisted under the supervision of local port official.  Subsequently DA Gas equipment with sun valve replaced the wick lamp. This light remained in operation till the present Lighthouse came into existence. The work of construction of the present RCC Lighthouse Tower was completed in 1968. The optical equipment earlier installed at old Dwarka Lighthouse in 1881 and dismantled in 1964 has been installed here after certain modifications. It was a P.V. light and was commissioned here on 1st June1968.


The P.V. equipment has since been replaced by 230V 70W metal halide lamp and low maintenance batteries charged by photo voltaic modules. The system was commissioned in March 1999. A Racon of `Tide land' USA make was installed on the Lighthouse on 23rd August 1995.
Build In : 1964
Specification :
Location - 21 °47' 24"N, 87°51'54"E
Name of Manufacturer : M/S Chance Brothers, UK.
Character - Gp. Fl(2) W20 sec.
(1.40+1.93+1.40+15.27= 20 sec.)
Panels - 4.
Focal Distance : 250 mm.
Speed of Revolution : 1.5 rpm
Illuminant : 55m Petrol vapour burner.
Divergence - (a) Horizontal: 13°31'
(b) Vertical: 12°36'
Duration of Flash: 1.4 sec.
Effective beam intensity: 85000 cd.
Elevation above mean sea level: 30 m.
Range of visibility : 19 sea miles
In Dariapur (Midnapore) is a lighthouse which is a bit of a 20th Century marvel &
has the aura of romanticism too. This is a 75- metre high man - made wonder, which situated about 25 to 30 km from Contai.
Contai Rajbari
Contai Rajbari

Kapalkundala Temple
Kapalkundala Temple


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