Galle protrudes from a mighty headland along a golden stretch of tourist hotspots on Sri Lanka’s south coast. The 72 miles from the commercial capital of Colombo is connected almost entirely by the newly built highway. Its vintage port is also home to a navy stronghold as well as one of the busiest trading routes in the Indian Ocean. No matter where your surf and yoga retreat in Sri Lanka might be located, Galle is one of the easiest cities to get to and well worth the journey.
Galle port has been a hub of trade for many centuries and the local fishermen adopt a relaxed and sleepy approach to life probably owing to the simplicity of maritime existence. Within the fort, one can find some of the most luxurious boutique hotels on the island making it a great place to explore the rugged coast. Whether you’re a solo traveller or part of a group, Galle Fort will capture your imagination and lull you into a world of dreamy content.
Perched on a peninsula jutting out to the Galle harbour, the fort was initially constructed by the Portuguese who arrived on the island in the
As you wander along the cobblestone streets of the fort, enjoy the ‘back-in-time’
Shopping too is pretty cool within the fort, do check out the collection.
Say adieu, with a breathtaking sunset viewed off the ramparts.