All the best parts of the enchanting kingdom, are packed into one: Galle, located in the heart of the crowning jewel of Sri Lanka’s colonial past, situated on the southwestern tip of the country, 119 kilometers (74 mi) from Colombo.
It’s known for Galle Fort, the fortified old city founded by Portuguese colonists in the 16th century.
Galle is the ideal place to start your journey, through the gateway to this beautiful island where culture, stunning golden beaches, and colonial history combine to create a masterpiece of extraordinary memories!
If you’re a sea lover, Galle can be the resting haven for you with the sandy beaches and a salty breeze that freshen you every time you breathe! But Galle has a lot more to offer than its sandy beaches.
Don’t miss out to take a round trip at the Galle Fort Bazaar and walk on
Galle has a whole lot of things to do, starting from having a walk on the wall of Galle Fort to flavoring the tastiest ice creams there is! Here are the top things to do, here in Galle, Sri Lanka.
Tip: Make sure to get yourself a tripod if you’re a solo traveler.
Experience the grand colonial stage in Sri Lanka
It’s no surprise that all visitors to the Galle Fortress, either locals or foreigners will have local cuisine when walking by & might even stay at a fancy hotel. It’s best if you select the best hotels in the area when you stay at Galle.
If you’re looking out for hotels with a sea view & good food, of course, head over to Jetwing Lighthouse or Le Grand Hotel. They are highly recommended! But if you’re looking for a vintage hotel with a few centuries-old stories to tell, a few kilometers away from the salty wind, the ideal place would be Tamarind Hill by Asia Leisure in Galle (Ps: it’s just close by to Jetwing Lighthouse – I suggest staying over at Lighthouse first and then moving to Tamarind Hill for a Colonial night)
Below are my recommendations for a stay, have a look;