Galle is the administrative capital of Southern Province and the one of the ancient historical city with a natural harbor in Sri Lanka. Before the arrival of the Portuguese in the 16th century, Galle was the main port on the island and has reached the height of its development in the 18th century during the Dutch colonial period.

Galle Fort is a world heritage site and is the best example of a fortified city built by the Portuguese in South and Southeast Asia that shows the interaction between Portuguese architectural styles and native traditions.  Later on, Dutch has been significantly developed its shape and everything upon on requirement. Dutch able to develop the Galle Fort as a superb safety place. This tremendous place bounded to sea as well as a harbor. Also, there was a deep moat that made surrounded to the fort. And Dutch has been made this tremendous thing with a base of the Portuguese plan. Also during the British era, they have been upgraded the fort as well. This tremendous place has been spread among over 90 acres. Also within the fort Dutch has been established everything. There is a direct supply way from the Galle Harbor to the Galle Fort. Therefore no need to worry about outside threat to the Galle Fort.

The outside of the Fort to the city of Galle, which is one of the main hubs of transport in the country’s south, as well as a vibrant city buzzing with activity. Just outside the Fort is one of Sri Lanka’s iconic cricket grounds – the Galle International Stadium. Galle is very much a city that is growing with many new buildings popping up in the city centre and beyond.

Other Attractions

Nuwara Eliya
Yala National Park
Rock Temple of Dambulla