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Address: Mangalore, India
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This place is good only for taking photos of the river during sunset. There is nothing much to see here except for the watchtower which is not properly maintained and is not... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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New Delhi, India
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96 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is good only for taking photos of the river during sunset. There is nothing much to see here except for the watchtower which is not properly maintained and is not cleaned also. Not recommended as there are many other good places to visit in Mangaluru.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The most untidy and dirty place .. Cleanliness is not any where in the surrounding ... Fully filled with waste papers bottles etc etc . looks like soon going to turn in to a waste dumping place . would have been a good tourist place if maintained well .

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Thank Honeyduke2014
Pune, India
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having read about this place on the net, we were expecting fortress with canyons etc, but were disappointed with the small structure. One can give this a miss and visit the beaches!

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Bangalore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like to view river and water that you will find very nice to take some pics over there. Sultan Battery, the place itself is not maintained. you can find lots of advertisement posters of local politician or movie on the monument.

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Thank Adarsha K
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The black tower (sultan battery) in it self is nothing special. Built by tippu sultan on the shores of arabian sea. There is ferry(boat) ride across to tannirbhavi which connects you to tannirbhavi beach.So if you plan to visit tannirbhavi beach you should take this route. It is about 4-5kms from city center.

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Thank DILIP2dilip
Mangalore, India
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

This place has historical significance connected to Tippu Sultan era. However the place is not maintained at all which is a pity. You can check out the fort pretty quickly and then there is a ferry service that will enable you to cross the river and access the beach on the other side. Make sure you get the timing of... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Place is ill-maintained, mostly you will only find couples and their names etched into the walls. They should charge a minor fee and should keep it maintained instead. Sunset from Sultan Battery is worth provided you end up finding a place to stand. Anyway, visit here only if you are planning to visit the beach by ferry.

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Thank thebackpackzombie
Portland, Oregon
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57 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Complete waste of time. There is nothing you can do here. There is this watchtower.. Somewhat distant there is a ferry that takes you across to Tannirbhavi beach.

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Thank Ammitabh
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

It is the closest beach to Mangalore city. There are buses paying, but better to travel by auto/ taxi. By road one can travel till sultan battery( a fort) then take a motor boat(ferry), which costs 10/- Rs. Walk for 5 min, & you are at the beach. Try to be there at 5.00pm take a look at the fort... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

the sultan battery itself is in ruins, this is mostly ferry access point to reach beach on other side. beach is nice with shade from the trees closeby so both can be enjoyed

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