Travel to Galle and surrender to the quaint charm that unforgettable Galle has to offer as you stroll along the cobbled streets of an ancient city. Known for its enchanting blend of culture and tradition, A Galle beach holiday is steeped with classic that resonates of a bygone era – a wonderful collection of carefully preserved Dutch-colonial buildings waiting to be explored.
Fusing with this exotic setting for an endless visual treat of Galle sightseeing, is the famous walled city, the Fort, which has stood strong since the early sixteenth century. Wandering along the historic pathways of this UNESCO World Heritage Site will yield perhaps one of the most captivating strolls you will ever experience, where you may see locals leaping into the protected waters or easily catch the beautiful sunset at the southernmost end of the Fort. Inside the walls, you will find magnificent buildings that exude an old-world charm like the Dutch Reformed Church, the Lighthouse, and the Historical Mansion, which showcase priceless exhibits of colonial history.
Galle sightseeing is incomplete without a visit to its beaches from the surf-idyllic spots such as Ahangama, to one of the more secluded beaches – Jungle beach. Galle is easily reached on a day trip from Colombo and is a quick drive from the nearby beach towns of Hikkaduwa and Unawatuna.