Galle Fort / Good Places


Galle Fort – Galle Town – Galle Beach

known as Gimhathiththa in ancient times is the administrative capital of the southern province of Sri Lanka, situated 119km far from Colombo. The city was called as “the cape of birds” by ancient Greek and Roman geographers and Ptolomy has refered to the port as “Odoka”.

The climate of Galle is a tropical rain forest climate and the temperature does not vary much throughout the year. The average temperature is reported as 26 c°. The city is governed by the Galle municipal council and the population includes Sinhalese, Moor and many other ethnic groups.

The city is well know for Galle fort catalogued as a world heritage site by UNESCO since it displays a combination of Portugese architectural structures and the traditional Sri Lankan architecture. This is the largest fortress which still remains in Asia built by Europeans.

▪𝗚𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗲 𝗻𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗹 𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗯𝗼𝘂𝗿,
▪𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝗮𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝗲𝘂𝗺,
▪𝗦𝘁. 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝘆’𝘀 𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗱𝗿𝗮𝗹,
▪𝗢𝗹𝗱 𝗗𝘂𝘁𝗰𝗵 𝗵𝗼𝘀𝗽𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗹,
▪𝗡𝗲𝘄 𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗵𝗼𝘁𝗲𝗹,
▪𝗚𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗲 𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘂𝘀𝗲,
▪𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝗹𝗼𝗰𝗸 𝘁𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗿,
▪𝗚𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗲 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗰𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗲𝘁 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗱𝗶𝘂𝗺,

are few other attractive landmarks of the city.
The city is a historical city often explored by wanderers and visitors and the best part of the story is that you can wander around the city by foot and experience all of its exotic sites which have turned the city into a place of great architectural and archaeological value.

Rumassala in Unawatuna is a breath- taking geographical site in Galle district and it safeguards the eastern side of the Galle harbour while being a protective barrier.
As most of the coastal areas in Sri Lanka, the city was attacked by Tsunami in 2004 causing death to many residents as well as for thousands of local and foreign travellers. However, the beauty of the city was reformed once again after this tragic disaster.
Galle, with a multi religious and multi ethnic population and a large amount of floating travellers, is an attractive city and a cultural heritage. This is a must-see site by any traveller since it contains many interesting views which fascinate the eye of any ardent observer!