The Lighthouse is about 20 Km west of Maroli Railway Station on Mumbai- Surat rail section. Buses ply from Maroli to Machhiwad and go upto the lighthouse known as Deevadandi.The tourist spot Ubhrat is about 10 km west from here.
The region was under Baroda state prior to independence. The state had developed a small port here mainly to export forest produce, fish, cotton and import salt, Mangalore tiles, coconut products. The port had trade links with Calicut, Cochin, Bombay and Karachi. Now the port activities are limited only to fishing.
For the purpose of assistance to navigation a series of flag staffs were provided to serve as beacons. With the increase in vessel traffic in the gulf of Khambhat, the necessity of establishing a powerful light was felt. As a stop-gap arrangement first a gas light was exhibited from a trestle tower in 1965. Later a 34m RCC Tower was constructed during 1981-82 and a DA gas Dal’en mixer with revolving optical equipment supplied by BBT, Paris was installed and the light was commissioned on 30th March 1982.
With the extension of mains supply up to the station, the DA gas equipment was then removed and Electrical equipment was commissioned into service on 15th March 1996. The incandescent lamp was replaced by 230V 400W Metal Halide lamp on 15th September 1999.