Built during the colonial era, designed by Sir James Douglas in an Octagon shape, and was managed by the Imperial lighthouse service. Dondra head has the distinction of being the tallest lighthouse in Asia at 50 meters, second being in Shimane prefecture-Japan. Its seven stories high its worthy to note here that almost all building material was imported from England. Dondra head is an active lighthouse that emits a radio waves as well as the old fashioned light to warn ships since 1889.
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