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Things To Do In Galle

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About the Activity:If you are looking for an amazing day tour to Galle in Sri Lanka, this is a perfect fit for you.Get picked up from your hotel in Galle at around 7:00 AM and begin your trip to visit the turtle hatchery point located 5 Km north of Balapitiya where you can see the cute little turtles hatching and making their way into the sea.Aftermath, take a walk through spice herbal garden, and acquaint yourself more about the local plantation.Embark on an approx. 2 hour Madu river boat safari and delight in the picturesque environs accompanying you. Later, visit the famous mask factory in A
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About the activity:Join an organised walking tour to meet new friends and learn more about the Kottawa Rainforest and Arboretum woods.Get picked up from your hotel in Galle and start your tour at 7.30 am for morning departure or 2.30 pm for afternoon departure. Walk over tropical lowland rain forest or tropical wet evergreen forest and be prepared to get your boots dirty.Kottawa Rainforest and Arboretum guided walks are a great way to see the forest through the eyes of a local expert, listen to interesting facts and stories about the landscape and wildlife.End your seven hours walking tour at a
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About the Activity:Hikkaduwa is the perfect location to experience a perfect dive in Sri Lanka, the advanced open water dive package includes two adventure dives along with the gear.Explore the immense cargo holds of intact freighters such as the cargo wreck and WWI wreck sites.During this two hours diving activity starting at 8 AM, you will get a chance to go for one shallow and one deep dive of 2m and 6m respectively.If you are a macro photographer you can search for nudibranchs, crabs, shrimps, electric rays, pipefish, sea moths and other critters on the rocky reefs.End your amazing and adve
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Old Dutch Hospital

This building is one of those areas that have preserved their charm for quite a few centuries now. Constructed during 1681, this building crossed many stages before getting converted into a shopping complex that it is today.

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Location
: This shopping arcade is located in the Galle Fort area, at Hospital Street.

Highlights
: This is the most ancient building in Colombo Fort and was set up with the main purpose of providing medical assistance to people working for Dutch East India Company. Do not miss to visit Odels, one of the most decent joints selling high-quality souvenirs and clothes. If you are interested in shopping and eating good food, you have to visit this area as it lined with lots of cafés and eating joints.


Timings
: It is open from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM on all days of the week. 

Price
: Entry to this place is not chargeable.
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Galle Fort/Dutch Fort

Dutch Fort is one of the most extraordinary historical and archeological sites of the world. The fort was first constructed by Portuguese in the late sixteenth century and fortified expansively by the Dutch in the mid-seventeenth century. It is a stunning blend of archeology, architecture, and history in the backdrop of the tropical atmosphere.  Its appeal lies in that it is not just a historical monument. Even today the life is buzzing inside it, with a museum, gorgeous villas, administrative offices, antique shops, cafes, bookstores and lifestyle stores.


Location: Situated in the Southern Sri Lankan Coast in the Bay of Galle just 132 KM from Colombo.

Highlights: A stroll on the streets will let you experience the beautiful architecture of the colonial style buildings that still exudes the warmth and charm. Visit National Maritime Museum, stop by Meera Mosque and enjoy delicacies at Lucky Fort Restaurant and Galle Fort Hotel Restaurant.

Timing: Opened 24 hours a day 

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Dutch Reformed Church

One of the finest and most traditional Tourist attractions in Galle which is worth to visit and admire is the Galle Fort. The Dutch Reformed Church is the ancient building located in the premises of the fort. The building’s date goes back the 18th century during the Dutch period.

A walk through the Fort ground along with the humble caretaker, immersing in his never-ending fancy stories will take you back to the era whence it was built. The Church is also known as Groot Kert.



Highlights: Many tombstones dating back to the 17th can be observed; this church also is a Cruciform with shorter transepts separated by two arches. The floor is marked with gravestones. The beautiful pulpit made from Malaysian wood, calamander is a beautiful sight and near to the pulpit is the memorial of De Ly Family.

Location: Church Street, Galle fort

Timings: 9 am to 5 Pm
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Flag Rock

After a tiresome day, if you wish to end it with some peace and watch the sun set on the horizon, hear the seagulls beckoning you and also observe the waves crash the rocks forming a soulful music then Galle Flag Rock Bastion is where you need to go.  The Flag Rock an ex-Portuguese Bastion, situated at the southernmost end of the Galle Fort, today is a popular destination for tourists to witness the sunset. This Rock was a natural defence center during the Dutch period, from where ships were alerted about dangers lurking and also from the unseen rocks underwater by firing Musket shots from the Pigeon Island.



Location: Rampart St. Galle 

Highlights:
Scenic surrounding; to your west, you will be able to locate the lighthouse and the Gunpowder Museum opposite to the Meeran Masjid.

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