Sultan Battery is a place where one can find ferry boats to cross the Gurupura river from one side of the city to the other side of the village where Thanneer bhavi beach flows. People find it an easy route to cross the river and ferry rides are pretty fun indeed. This ferry station on one side of the river holds ferry boats, a ticket counter, and a small canteen where generally people hang out more often including my friends. That's how I came to know this place when I went with my brother and pals. I went on a sunny morning before the station opened for riders to court into the ferry boats. It was a scenic and calm experience to witness the river, the boats, and the whole landscape.
It's called Sultan battery because of the history of Sultans ruling the territories of Mangalore. You can find a rock structured watch tower on the river side, and it is believed that Tippu Sultan used to watch the happenings of port transactions and the guards used to watch round the clock for security reasons and attacking purposes. Yes, history at this spot speaks volumes about the place and the name too!