A Dutch colonial fort sanding tall on the south coast with a stunning setting of the ocean view to three sides welcomes visitors with open arms to one of the most amazing place in Sri Lanka- Galle. It’s beauty cannot be expressed in words and hence it would be convenient to say that if Sri Lanka is a necklace, Galle is a diamond in it. Every year Galle Fort, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site attracts a lot of tourists to the cit. Decorated with heritage and culture, this historic city is best when explored on foot. The fort has generously preserved cultural heritage, making this place a popular sightseeing destination of the city. Today, the fort has been transformed and it houses the number of hotels, hostels and guest houses, restaurants, cafés, and shops. The National Maritime Museum of Sri Lanka which lies within the fortifications is definitely worth the look. Apart from Galle Fort, larger than life mansions, archaic mosques, churches, and museums are also the key places to visit when exploring the beautiful city. Despite being the fourth largest city in Sri Lanka, Galle has its historic charms intact till date and it is nothing but altogether a once in a lifetime experience to wander in the twisty lanes and coming across city’s stylish cafes, offbeat boutiques, restaurants and hotels owned and preserved by artists, writers, photographers, and designers.
One of the most exciting things to do while in Galle is to rent a Tuk-Tuk and explore the city like a local does. All one needs to do is to look out for local and reliable Tuk Tuk owners complete the paperwork they require and collect your Sri Lankan driving license from them. Here you have your own ride. The best part is that you can take these Tuk Tuks anywhere in Sri Lanka and return them at other Srilankan. So, get set and ride!
There are many fun activities to do in Galle like whale watching, going on a wildlife safari to Sinharaja Forest Reserve which is also a World Heritage Site recognized by UNESCO, or challenging the inner spirituality at the Japanese Peace Pagoda. If you want to simply enjoy stunning landscape, solitude, and serenity then there is no better place to be than the Jungle Beach. All the adventure lovers can enjoy the active marine life by snorkeling or swim in the clear water. You can either sit, relax and enjoy your tropical vacation or simply opt for a fun filled vacy, Galle will fulfil all your commands!
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