Galle – The Main Port Of The Ancient Sri Lanka
Galle is one the most beautiful and colonial cities in the southern part of the country. Here you have access to gorgeous beaches, well-curated museums, high-quality shopping and some of the best resorts in all of Sri Lanka. Galle has something for everyone – from luxury travelers to budget backpackers.
Favorite Things to Do in Galle:
Spend an afternoon shopping in Galle Fort, topped off by a foot massage in one of the many fabulous spas.
Explore the plunders of ancient sea wrecks at the National Maritime Archaeology Museum.
Stroll through the Kottawa Rainforest. Keep an eye out for the rusty-spotted cat – the smallest member of the feline family.
Take a short drive to the Martin Wickramasinghe Museum. This is the home of one of Sri Lanka’s most beloved authors. The house and the restored ecosystem surrounding bring to life a little part of the Koggala which is so vividly depicted in Wickramasinghe’s writings.
Take the perfect instagram picture in front of the scenic Dutch Reformed Church.
Walk around the Japanese Peace Pagoda, soaking of the incredible views of sea and sky while contemplating peace and calm in the world.
Galle was ruled by Portuguese and Dutch in the 15th and 18th century. The cities most iconic attraction, the Galle Fort a world heritage site and the largest remaining fortress built by European occupiers. Galle was severely destroyed by the massive tsunami of 2004 earthquake occurred in the coast of Indonesia. Thousands of people were dead and many were missing to this day. Galle has the one of the most picturesque international cricket grounds in the world, a great location for test matches. Unawatuna & Jungle beach are few of the scenic beaches of around Galle.