Galle is Sri Lanka’s most preferred destination amongst Foreigners and locals alike. Situated on the Southern coast, it features one of the most alluring beaches in Sri Lanka. Galle is the best example of colonial impact by Europeans in South and South-East Asia and interaction between European architectural influences and South Asian traditions.
The Galle Dutch Fort is the slow beating heart of Galle’s history with the town growing greatly and spreading into the surroundings. Since the early sixteenth century, the walled city has stood through the colonial periods of the Portuguese, Dutch and British and has proclaimed as an Archeological reserve during the present times. The Galle Dutch Fort has been identified as a living World Heritage site.
Galle retains an atmosphere of the past as few other towns in Sri Lanka through the rolling streams of time and change. Considerable civic amenities and military features graced the town.
This is a perfect place for water sport enthusiasts, since the this coastal town offers you all sorts of water sport activities starting from swimming, snorkeling, diving, Jet Ski, Shallow water Fishing, Deep water fishing, surfing, paddle boarding to just lying on the golden sands until you get that perfect tan, Galle has it all. Although it offers an array of Beach activities, Galle isn’t just about the beach, read below to find out what else this charming city has on offer and why it should be on most travelers itineraries.
Galle is easily accessible via the Southern Expressway, the A2 Highway or the coastal rail line. Train ride is ideal if you enjoy learning about social and cultural aspects of Sri Lankan day-to-day life.
Southern Expressway is the quickest, easiest and most comfortable route by Air Conditioned buses or private transport.