7 Top things to do in Galle
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Galle is a popular historical and heritage site in Sri Lanka. Galle provides various places to visit and activities for a unique experience in Sri Lanka. While offering beaches and landmarks as popular sites, Galle is situated in the South Coast of Sri Lanka. Here are the top 8 things to do while visiting Galle.
1. Walking and sightseeing
Galle has a relaxing environment for walking and sightseeing. While walking around you can see some key attractions which have been influenced by colonialism. These include the Galle Lighthouse, Old town and the Galle Fort. You can see streets with cobblestones, antique and small jeweler shops, colonial houses with wooden decorations, cozy cafes, churches and more.
Rumassala Mountain is a picturesque natural site in the southern area in Sri Lanka, ideal for nature lovers. In particular, it’s close to Japanese Peace Pagoda temple which one of the legends of Rumassala. This is a home to rich biodiversity and you can explore endemic species of flora and fauna and while you hike through the mountain. You can also see the surrounding of the coastline of Galle while there.
3. Wind and kite surfing
Galle provides a tropical climate all year round and access to surfing beaches. If you want to go surfing or kite surfing, this is a great spot for that. The beaches are family friendly and this is a great chance to spend with your family.
4. Water sports, scuba diving, and snorkeling
Galle is also known to be a great spot for adventure travelers, particularly for this who like water sports. You can go snorkeling, scuba diving, or ride a jet ski. Unawatuna beach, a popular beachside in Galle is also a well-known spot for water sports.
5. Bike and cycling tour
For those who like to travel on bike or cycle, the quiet cycling adventure in Galle will take you through the rural small villages as well as through the paddy fields. You can stop to see the endemic animals as well as to take in a good experience about the way of life in Sri Lanka.
6. Explore the biodiversity
Kanneliya Rain Forest is a top biodiversity forest in Sri Lanka which is located in Galle. You can experience breathtaking views and sights in the forest. Some of these include small waterfalls, caves, and endemic birds. The spot if also ideal for getting wet if you like to take a bath or simply sit by the flowing streams.
7. Relaxing on the beach
Many magnificent beaches are around the Sri Lanka. Among them, Southern province is a popular destination for the pristine and golden beaches. The coastline is very attractive with clean sands and good sunlight. The beaches are great for simply resting and relaxing. Furthermore, if you want to stay and take a camping experience Galle is the perfect area for that.