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Sultan Battery

Mangalore, India
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Ranked #20 of 32 Attractions in Mangalore
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Lookouts, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Lookouts, Cultural
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Chennai (Madras), India
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183 reviews 183 reviews
43 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Sultan Batery was built by Tipu Sultan to keep a watch of water vessels entering the river. This was like a watch tower with provisions to attack the boat if the need be. The structure looks good enough to also take fire from the ships. What's quite painful is the sorrow state of affairs the structure is in. No maintenance... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

It is an old and small structure which was built by Tipu Sultan to keep an eye on the river flowing through, in current state it is unattractive and pointless but there is a ferry jucntion nearby that takes you to Tannirbhavi Beach

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Sultan battery is known for the fort of tippu sultan.Climb on the fort to get a beautiful glimpse of the river and the Arabian sea. Take a boat ride across the river to reach the beach. Few years back there used to be row boats. Now they are replaced by larger Motor boats. The last ride back from the beach... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The place was very dirty. The battery is nothing other than a small minaret built by Tipu Sultan to keep an eye on the intruders along the river. It is very poorly maintained.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

attended a weekend party hosted as part of a conference banquet. not a great place. a riverside party venue. however evening was pleasant. a nice isolated place for the party. boating options in the daytime

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Mangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

sultan battery is about 5km from city . its on riverbak&if you cross the river beach wellcomes you.built by tippu sulthane king of mysore

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Sultan Battery is not a very attractive place if one expects nor has got anything to see. However one can go to Sultan Battery and from there take a boat to Tannirbhavi beach one of the good beach in Mangalore. There is one city bus which goes to this place or one can take auto. Maximum time to spend here... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

not so attractive as we think. nothing is there to see as per our expectation. Just one old construction you can see there which in not maintained.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This 200 year old watch tower is situated away from the hustle and bustle of the city on the banks of Gurupur river. The view of the sunset from here is beautiful. A good place to sit and be one with nature. A 2 minute boat ride from here takes you to the scenic Tannirbhavi Beach.

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Luton
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

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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