Galle is a historic city located on the southern coast of Sri Lanka. The city is known for its Dutch colonial architecture, beautiful beaches, and cultural attractions.
Here are highlights of the Galle City Tour
Galle Dutch Fort
This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the city’s most popular attractions. The fort was built by the Dutch in the 17th century and features beautiful colonial era buildings and ramparts.
Dutch Reformed Church
This historic church is located within the Galle Fort and dates back to the 18th century. It is known for its unique architecture and beautiful stained glass windows.
Maritime Museum is the only museum which aware the public on marine biological and anthropological aspects of Southern coastal area. The first gallery depicts the types of watercrafts used in passenger transport and maritime trading in Southern Sri Lanka. The traditional life style of fishing communities and such fishing techniques are displayed with attractive models and replicas. The second Gallery is focused on marine eco systems and their flora and fauna. Models of mangroves, sea shore plants, turtles, sea birds and marine mammals are displayed with their taxonomic details. Specimens of corals, marine shells and some invertebrates can be observed in the exhibition while a large skeleton of a Whale mounted in the roof giving you a wonderful experience.
This iconic lighthouse is located within the Galle Fort and has been guiding ships into the harbor for over 150 years. Visitors can climb to the top of the lighthouse for a stunning view of the city and coastline.
The beach is known for its pristine waters, soft white sand, and beautiful scenery. The surrounding jungle adds to the natural beauty of the area, making it a perfect spot for a day of relaxation.