GALLE DAY TOUR

Galle is a major city in Sri Lanka, situated on the southwestern tip, 119 km from Colombo. Galle is the administrative capital of Southern Province, Sri Lanka and is the district capital of Galle District.

Galle was known as Gimhathiththa before the arrival of the Portuguese in the 16th century, when it was the main port on the island. Galle reached the height of its development in the 18th century, during the Dutch colonial period. Galle is the best example of a fortified city built by the Portuguese in South and Southeast Asia, showing the interaction between Portuguese architectural styles and native traditions. The city was extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards. The Galle fort is a world heritage site and is the largest remaining fortress in Asia built by European occupiers. Other prominent landmarks in Galle include the city's natural harbor, the National Maritime Museum, St. Mary's Cathedral founded by Jesuit priests, one of the main Shiva temples on the island, and Amangalla the historic luxury hotel.

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Why choose GALLE

You Will See

Sea sports
Snorkelling in the beautiful coral reefs
Try stilt fishing!
Capture the beauty of the coastline with your camera

Beautiful Beaches

Touch the Sri Lankan beaches. And get the experiance of Galle beaches with different activities.

Capture

Indulge in a beautiful sunset view at the Galle Fort . Interact with turtles. Capture the beauty of Galle with your camera.

THINGS TO SEE IN GALLE

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Galle Fort


Galle Fort, in the Bay of Galle on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards .

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National Maritime Museum

The National Maritime Museum in Galle, Sri Lanka is situated within Galle Fort. It was first opened to the public on 9 May 1992 and is located in a 1671 Dutch Warehouse.

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National Museum of Galle

The National Museum of Galle is one of the national museums of Sri Lanka. It is located in the oldest remaining Dutch building in the Galle fort, Galle, a single storey colonnaded Dutch building.

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Galle Lighthouse

Galle Lighthouse is an onshore Lighthouse in Galle, Sri Lanka and is operated and maintained by the Sri Lanka Ports Authority.

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Galle Harbour

Galle Harbour is a natural harbour, located in Galle, on the south-western coast of Sri Lanka. Currently Galle port serves as one of the most active regional ports in the country.

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Christian Reformed Church

The Cathedral of St. Mary, Queen of the Holy Rosary, is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Galle. It is a landmark in the city of Galle, Sri Lanka.

Activities

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CLIFF JUMPING AT FLAG ROCK

It's thrilling to watch the cliff divers jump off the ramparts into the ocean, narrowly missing dangerous rocky outcrops. These fit young men hang around Flag Rock at the southernmost end of the fort, where the Dutch used to signal approaching ships to alert them to the danger. They earn their living diving into the ocean for tourists.

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TAKE A BOAT TRIP

The Indian Ocean is a decent place to spot sperm whales, blue whales, humpback whales and dolphins. Blue whales grow up to 30 metres long and weigh almost 200 tonnes, while the sperm whale is the largest toothed whale. The narrow continental shelf off the Galle region allows whales to come close to the shore while on their annual migration across the Indian Ocean. The best places to spot the giant mammals are near Mirissa​ and Dondra Point, both of which are close to Galle.

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SURFING

Beaches are not just for sunbathing on, as any surfer will tell you. Especially in Sri Lanka, one of the most reliable surf destinations in the Indian Ocean. Since the early 60’s Sri Lanka attracts surfers from all over the world. The best surf points in Sri Lanka are located on the South Coast.

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WANDER AROUND THE DUTCH MARKET

Soak up the vibrant atmosphere of the market, which sits beneath a 300-year-old columned roof. It has been a hub of activity since 1861 and is filled with haggling locals shopping for fruit and vegetables. Tuk tuks zoom past stalls and further along the street there are spice shops and stores.

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