The Portuguese, Dutch, and British occupied the Galle Fort at various points during Sri Lanka’s colonial history, and they have each left a unique imprint on its fabric. As you navigate through the fort’s charming alleyways at a leisurely pace, a fascinating blend of local design traditions and European colonial influence become evident in the architectural style of its many interesting structures. The Galle Fort Walk is peppered with interesting facts, numbers, stories, and myths, all interwoven by the unique perspective and narrative of my self, who knows this terrain as well as the back of my hand.
I am a budding Travel Photographer and a fifth-generation member of a prominent gem trading family from Galle. I started off in 2010 wishing to promote an attitude of simplicity through my various efforts. I will comment on the sights that the Galle Fort Walk affords while guiding you through it gently, to supplement the richness of this novel, alternate experience. Simplicity, in the form of maintaining this micro-economy by firmly supporting locals, their ideas, and their businesses, is one aspect that I wants to reinforce through this walk.
best gelato in Galle or a good cup of tea
We will be exploring and walking around the fort siting the black fort, the law courts square, the dutch warehouse, the old harbour, The Dutch reform church, the amangalla former NOH hotel, Fort Clock tower, The dutch dungeons and over the ramparts in to the streets etc etc
Galle Fort is a Beautiful town where i grew up, what ever i am today has a lot to do with this charming old citadel. looking forward to meeting you.
Galle Fort Walk with a Local