Gurpur River is chief river among the streams that rise in the Western Ghats
and flows in Karnataka
. The city of Mangalore
is situated at the confluence of two rivers the Netravati
The Gurpur has historical importance in the regard that Tipu Sultan had built Sultan Battery, a miniature fortress on the banks of this river to prevent the entrance of warships. The pilgrim town Polali is situated about 200 yards from the river. The New Mangalore Port is also located on the bank of the Gurpur.