The government is exploring the possibility of venturing into Light House tourism and a report was ready in this regard, Shipping Minister G K Vasan said today.
"Accordingly the Directorate General of Lighthouses and Lightships (DGLL) is now exploring the possibility of turning select lighthouses into tourist destinations for which the project is ready," he said speaking at a function in Chennai.
He said he had announced a scheme in this regard last year.
In the first phase of the scheme, 13 lighthouses across India, including four in Tamil Nadu, would be covered.
"Our beautiful lighthouse at Marina in Chennai is going to house a museum," he said.
Mr Vasan also handed over the approval for setting up a lighthouse at Vembar in Tuticorin district in the state to the DGLL.