The seaside city of Galle dates back to the sixteenth century and stood accumulating its rich culture through the colonial periods of the Portuguese, Dutch and British. Today Galle is an archeological treasure trove popularly known as Galle Dutch fort.
The ancient Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site, winds its way in a great circuit and is one of the most pleasant strolls by evening. The Dutch Reformed Church is the oldest of the many churches and was originally built in 1640. Its floor is paved with gravestones from the old Dutch cemetery and also houses an impressive pulpit.
Galle is a wonderful sea-town to spend a day or two amidst chilled out cafes and restaurants as you brush with colonial charm.
Distance from hotel: 85km