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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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Galle is a city on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka. The city is one of the major cities of the county, hosts a lot of tourists throughout the year and there are several places in Galle which one can visit. Some of those places are:
Trekking is one of the most sought-after adventure activity in Galle. It is the best activity is one wants to explore nature in its true sense. Trekking is a really tiring activity but the fun one gets from doing it is amazing. The feeling of joy and triumph one gets when they finish the trek is unparalleled. One also gets a panoramic of the surrounding scenic beauty of the place from the top, when they finish the trek. There are many places in Galle where one can go for trekking but the best of those are:
Galle is a beautiful city and has a number of hiking and biking trails. Mountain biking is an exciting activity. One rides a bike on the mountainous regions of a place. The abilities of a person as a biker are tested when they go for mountain biking as the roads are very uneven. The best part about mountain biking is that one gets to enjoy the scenery of the surroundings while riding. Some of the best mountain biking trails in Galle are:
Sri Lanka is a beautiful country to visit and the same can be said about Galle. The weather conditions in Galle are very pleasant, therefore flora and fauna thrive in Galle. Galle hosts a lot of tourists every year because of its abundance in wildlife. Many photography enthusiasts also visit the city in order to capture the animals in their camera. There are many places in Galle where one can get a wildlife experience but the best places in Galle for these experiences are:
Sri Lanka is an island, therefore sailing is very popular here. Galle is one of the hubs for sailing tours in Sri Lanka. Sailing is a lot of fun if one is with a person who knows how to operate the boat. It is a very difficult task and one needs proper training before they can go out to sail on their own. The mesmerizing view of the never-ending water one gets when they are in the middle of a lake or very far off the shore is breathtaking. The most famous sailing tours in Galle are:
Waterfalls are a spectacle to watch and the waterfalls of Galle are outstanding, to say the least. The view of water cascading from the top of the cliff is breathtaking. Galle is a city which has a number of waterfalls and some of the best waterfalls of Galle are: