Government House, a heritage building and a popular tourist attraction in Mahe, was built by French administrators back in 1855. This scenic spot is located close to the Tagore Park and is easily accessible from the town.
The key attractions of the Government House are an ancient light house and a flag post. The light house, which was built in 1720s at the time when the French anchored on the shores of Mahe, guided many a sailor and merchant. A short climb to the House offers a picturesque view of the Arabian Sea.
The building serves as an excellent sample of the grandeur of French architecture and attests to the erstwhile glory of the French reign. Situated at the backside of the building is a mini forest that leads to a spectacular viewpoint. As an evening hangout-spot and as a panoramic view point, the Government House surely pleases travelers.