Southern Fort City
Situated in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka, the coastal town of Galle is the administrative capital of the southern province. Having a rich history, during your visit to the town you will find that most buildings here are of Dutch colonial origin and almost give you the feeling of being transported back in time. Having narrow streets and attractions close to each, the advantage it offers you is that you can explore on foot. The Galle fort, included as one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites, as well as the Dutch Reform Church are some of the important places to visit in Galle.
This also known as Dutch Fort, is a protection first built by the Portuguese on the Southwestern coast of Sri Lanka. The fort built by the Portuguese was very basic and made from mud and surrounded by palisades or stake walks. There were three bastions and a single rampart. The town which was located inside the fort at the time of Dutch invasion, is still there. The streets laid in a rectangular grid and low gabled houses and terraces in the Dutch colonial style are still the same. The Town offers many historic churches, mosques as well as government and commercial structures which have withstood the ages. The Galle fort is a historic location which still holds its sense of glory and history with many ruins.
Galle fort is a very big tourist destination and its focus is tourism. Most tourists are found residing in the city and enjoying their vacations here. The beach, Galle fort, shopping malls, water sports and many other activities are offered by this city. Galle Fort is also famous for its ramparts, most locals and tourists spend plenty of time there. After a relaxing stay at the ramparts, travelers walk by the Galle fort to enjoy the different kinds of food and for some shopping. Galle Fort is a must visit, the surrounding gives an ancient and historical feel and the views are amazing and breathtaking.