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Sultan Battery

Mangalore, India
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Ranked #16 of 34 Attractions in Mangalore
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites, Lookouts
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Luton
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

I originally hail from Mangalore growing up in the close proximity of Sultan Battery. It was built by Tipu Sultan in 1784 as a watch tower and served as a deterrent to the British. It is based strategically on the banks of the Gurpura river thus preventing the enemy from docking or sailing upstream into the mainland. As I was... More

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Mangalore
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Tower was built during the 1784 by Tipu Sultan. The word Battery meaning firing of canons.The place built of black stones was constructed to obstruct war ships from entering the river which was the major route for English invasion but was then retrieved from English by Tipu Sultan. Though the place holds the watch tower, it looks much like a... More

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Bangalore, India
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We chose the sunniest afternoon to visit SUlthan battery but the beautiful beach floored us anyway! Desolate in a delightful way, there's plenty of woody vales to let you relax & stay aay from the sun if it gets too hot. The fort itself is not maintained as well as a heritage site should be but no complaints otherwise. Recommended... More

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New Delhi, India
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The place was a mere 900 mt far from our home at Lady Hill, Mangalore. So we would often take a stroll around sultan battery. This place has a historical past where the great Tipu Sultan made a watch tower here on shore of Gurupura river to prevent the Britishers entering the city through the sea. The some parts of... More

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Ahmedabad, India
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

One cant make out the place because of the locality as it stands aloof and not very hyped.Once you are there..one feels heaven. A small river front which can be crossed by boat and then the vast stretch of sea ahead on the other side...What a spectacular scenery.

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Bangalore, India
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25 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We visited this place on the way back from Mangalore and spend just 30-40 minutes. Its a good place to go for a while. Not a must watch though.

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Kolkata
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Sultan Battery, known by locals as "BATH-TERRI" is a picnic spot on the banks of the Gurupur river close to Nav Bharat Circle, Mangalore (Rs 50/- one way by auto). It semmed to be a sandstone fortification, which is round shaped with a stair to reach the top,the other gates are locked so could not be seen what was inside.... More

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Muscat, Oman
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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

It's a good place to visit with family. It's amazing to watch the sunset from here sitting in front of the river. You can take a boat ride and you also get to drink the local drink toddy.

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Bangalore, India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

This place is often confused as a shop that manufactures Batteries :). A place to stress out for college group after long hours of lectures, meetup place for friends meeting after decades, family outing and so on. The place has a historical fort of Tipu sultan which has a secret underground path supposedly reaching Srirangapatnam. The fort is situated besides... More

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India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

You have the mainland followed by a river body with an island with a church and finally the open Arabian Sea. One of the best sunset points. Also a small defunct fort of Tipu Sultan can be observed on the land side.

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