Vilakku Thoon

Vilakku Thoon – Madurai, Tamil Nadu

Vilakku Thoon (literal meaning of Light Tower) is one of the most popular landmarks in the South Indian city of Madurai, Tamil Nadu. Vilakku Thoon was erected in the year 1840 in memory of the then Collector of Madurai, Blackburn. The tower is located at the junction of the S Masi Street and E Masi Street. The Madurai Corporation and the Department of Tourism jointly restored the tower in the early 2000s when it was left to ruin without proper maintenance.