The Sultan Battery watch tower, constructed in 1784 by Tipu Sultan is in Boloor, 4 km from the centre of Mangalore city, the chief port city in the state of Karnataka, India. Tipu Sultan constructed this watchtower to keep a lookout for the entry of warships into the Gurpur River. The battery, made from black stones had been given the look of a miniature fortress.
Tipu Sultan built the tower 15 years before his death in 1784 A.D. The word Battery meaning firing of canons. Though the place holds the watch tower, it looks much like a fort with mounting places for canyons. There is an underground storage area under the tower which was used to store gun powder.
It was also a naval station and this place was of great importance to the ruler as he used it to intercept enemy warships from docking. If one climbs to the top of the watch tower by stairs, he can get a panoramic view of Arabian Sea which leaves the nature lovers in boundless joy. This place is a blend of natural and manmade beauty. It is now a deserted place but is gathering popularity among tourists because of the invading eternal bliss of the nature.