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Things to do in Galle

Galle is a heritage capital of Sri Lanka. Featuring historical sights, this is definitely a place worth exploring.

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A Sight-Seeing Stroll

A Sight-Seeing Stroll

The range of sights and historical attractions to visit in Galle is fairly astounding, and since Galle is a fairly small place, the best way to make the most of your visit is by visiting all these wondrous locales on foot. This can be most convenient since procuring a decent parking spot might be a bit of a hassle. The Galle Lighthouse, the Galle Fort, the unique Galle restaurants and various exquisite hotels and resorts such as Mosvold Villas are all clustered around one another, providing you the opportunity to embark on a stroll like no other.

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Wind and Kite-Surfing

Wind and Kite-Surfing

Given that Galle is situated on a tropical island; the climate and weather patterns are consistent all year-round. The waters around Galle are lively enough for one to embark on fun activities such as wind and kite-surfing yet peaceful enough for the presence of children, making it an ideal family destination.

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Scuba-Diving and Snorkelling

Scuba-Diving and Snorkelling

The city of Galle is infamous for her marine wonders such as coral reefs, marine life and the numerous ship-wrecks that are scattered throughout the nearby waters. This makes the waters around Galle one of the best spots in Sri Lanka for scuba-divers and snorkelers alike. Galle's iconic Maritime Museum has professional guides who will be more than happy to take you on an underwater adventure to witness all the incredible wonders the waters have in store.

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Cycling Tour

Cycling Tour

For lovers of cycling, Galle has various travel-entities that will happily take you on a cycling adventure like no other. The bicycle is one of the best modes of transport to intimately experience all that Galle has to offer. The tiny roads can easily be navigated on a bike to explore the various mini-stalls and shops selling all kinds of locally produced ornaments and food-stuffs. A good cycling tour will enable you to experience the heart of the Galle town, visit the various rural villages around the nearby outskirts, and even take a look at some of the various animals that are to be found around the coastal town.

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Explore the Kanneliya Rainforest

Explore the Kanneliya Rainforest

Located within Galle limits, this rainforest is one of the most biologically diverse of its kind within the island. The forest's lush green embrace contains a wide variety of wonders waiting to be explored and discovered, ranging from caves to breath-taking mini-waterfalls that are completely safe to take a refreshing dip in. The forest is also home to a number of bird-species, making it wonderland for budding bird-watchers and trekkers alike.
If you ever happen to find yourself on the island of Sri Lanka, be sure to take a trip to the historically significant coastal city of Galle. If the heritage sites and colonial-era wonders don't interest you, Galle has many more attractions for you to choose from ranging from water-sports to forest-adventures.

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