Galle Fort (Sinhala: ගාලු කොටුව Galu Kotuwa; Tamil: காலிக் கோட்டை, romanized: Kālik Kōṭṭai), in the Bay of Galle on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards. It is a historical,…
Galle Fort is an iconic Fortress built by Portuguese in the 16th Century also known as Dutch Fort . It is named as a world heritage site by UNESCO. An evening walk by the light house is an amazing sight not to be missed by anyone visiting Sri Lanka. There are many good restaurants, a museum and many…
This is very famous place in Sri Lanka. This was mainly build by Portuguese in 1588 and after that this fortified by the Dutch people. About 15 mins drive from here.
This is very famous place in Sri Lanka. This was mainly build by Portuguese in 1588 and after that this fortified by the Dutch people. About 15 mins drive.
This is a place that you must visit when you are in Galle. This is a Dutch fort with lot of colonial-style houses and restaurants.
“10 minutes Tuk-Tuk from Salt House there is one of the most amazing Buddhist temples in Sri Lanka. It is 160ft high, the largest statue in all of Sri Lanka. Ask Sagara and he will help you organise!”
“A 15-minute from Mirissa Beach is a small coconut farm on a hilltop. The view or sunset view from here is simply amazing. It’s quite easy to get here since the place is on Google Maps. You can access it via one of the restaurants nearby or by a small walk through the water. Be careful with the coconuts, we can tell from our own experience that coconuts will fall from trees.”
Place of Worship
“The temple complex, inclusive of all features spreads up to a vast land of three acres. It is also known as the first tunnel temple in the world. The colossal Buddha image which was built after Anurad”
Point of Interest
“The seas around Sri Lanka offer the chance to see Blue Whales in concentrations not seen elsewhere in the world. Blue Whales do not move in groups like Sperm Whales for example. However, off the south coast they gather for feeding, with mothers often seen with calves. On our trips recently we had at least six, possibly ten individuals, within a quadrat of half a kilometer square. A concentration of blue whales of this nature is something which whale watchers can only dream about. We can arrange a professionally designed Whale watching tour or can also offer Whale watching extensions to your general naturalist holiday inSri Lanka. We also work closely with Dr.Charles Anderson, a professional marine biologist who runs a Whale and Dolphin watching company in Maldives. He has been living in the Maldives from 1983, and has a wealth of experience on marine life. Dr. Charles also offers and leads Whale watching tours in Sri Lanka.”
Point of Interest
“Ssst, this one is secret. A tiny secluded beach and not the easiest place to reach. That’s why Secret Beach is so beautiful. There are one small bar and a local woman selling coconuts. Enjoy an incredible sunset from Secret Beach. Search on Google Maps for Secret Beach bar and ask a tuk-tuk driver to take you there. You will need to walk about 10 minutes down the road since this is too steep for the tuk-tuks.”