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Sir Hugh Rose Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
This 23-metre-tall cast iron lighthouse was the first one built in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Its thick cast iron plates were shipped from France and assembled here in 1969. Constructed on difficult terrain, it is nothing short of an engineering marvel. It takes about four hours by ship to reach this remote island from Port Blair. It towers over the area in solitary domination. Since it is fully automated, it requires no keeper to live here and battle loneliness. This small island is thick with vegetation and the rough-hewn steps that lead to the lighthouse are blocked with wild creepers.