Galle: Sri Lanka’s Southern Historic Charm which should be on your Winter Sun Bucket List
by Jetwing · Published · Updated
Marco Polo, eminently termed Sri Lanka as the finest island of its size in the world, and with worthy motive too. This balmy paradise, residing slightly above the equator, is a foremost tourist appeal, thanks to its misty mountains, Insta-worthy tea trails and palm fringed shores.
One of the Island’s most belittled gems is the alluring city of Galle. Located on the south-western tip of the country, the city is merely a three hours coastal drive from the bustling capital city of Colombo. This colonial townscape bestows the opportunity for travellers who seeks to take a step back in time, to dwell into Sri Lanka’s exotic past.
A Unesco World Heritage Site, Galle is a Southern city historic jewel in Sri Lanka, which sparks delight among travellers to explore on foot. An infinite exotic ancient trading port blessed with grand Dutch Colonial buildings, ancient churches, imposing mansions & museums. Wandering its rambling lanes, one encounters chic cafes, quirky boutiques and immaculately refurbished hotels owned by local and foreign artists, designers, photographers & writers.
Built by the Dutch in early 1600’s, Galle’s eminent attraction is the Fort, a walled enclave enclosed by the ocean. Though at present tourism governs the local economy, the fort’s appeal is mostly brought forth by its working community, which entails of schools, export companies, colleges, courts & administrative offices.
Modern day travellers are totally enticed by Galle’s ambiance, and the city is irrefutably Southern Sri Lanka’s one inescapable spectacle. The juxtaposition is simply one that must be experienced for yourself.