Galle is definitely one of the top tourist destinations in Sri Lanka and it is no wonder why. For one thing, it is near the beach, so while in Galle you can easily access different beach activities like snorkeling, scuba diving and surfing. Galle is also littered with heritage sites where tourists can explore and appreciate its rich culture, heavily influenced by Sri Lanka’s colonial era. Also, food is a wildly interesting thing to explore while in Galle. There are an abundance of restaurants and street food stalls around Galle to try out-and any experience is a better experience with food. So grab some snacks while I bring you through some of the fun things to do around Galle!
1. Galle Fort
Built by the Portuguese in 1588 and fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century, it is no surprise that this beautiful and historical landmark is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Besides being filled with great food and a gorgeous view of the sea, Galle Fort has so much more to offer. As you stroll through the fort, you’ll pass through churches, museums, antique shops, cafes, bookstores, lifestyle stores and so much historical architecture that will give you a glimpse into Sri Lanka’s past.