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5 Top Things to do in Galle – A bucket list for the sunny tropical city

Galle is one of the most beautiful cities in the pearl of the Indian Ocean and if you are heading to the south here are the 5 must do things in Galle.

1

The Stunning Galle Fort

The stunning fort is a must visit location if you are visiting Galle city. The fort was built by the Dutch and it is beautifully done with think ramparts that you can walk on to take a look at the whole Galle City and the Indian Ocean being an adornment to the city like a blue frill. You can also walk inside the fort which now has many different restaurants and shops where you can find beautiful jewellery with stones uniquely from Ceylon itself and also little souvenirs to take back with you.

2

Relax by the beach

If you are staying at one of the hotels in Galle, then you will get the luxury of being able to relax and enjoy the tropical sun while enjoying 'Thambili' drink. If you are in the mood to relax you could also go to a spa for a massage or an Ayurvedic treatment at a location such as The Fortress Resort and Spa as this will be a truly blissful experience. After a long day of sightseeing or shopping, you can wind down next to the beach with the sun setting into the ocean and relax to the lull of the waves hitting the beach.

3

Go surfing and beat the waves

Sri Lanka is well known for the great waves you can catch as a surfer and if you are going to Galle and love surfing, head towards Unawatuna which is the surf-city in Galle. There are many street side shops that can provide you with the necessary equipment in case you are travelling without any gear. If you wish to try your hand at surfing for the very first time then you can do that as well, as there are many locals who are able to slowly guide you through it.

4

Go Scuba Diving to discover

If you like water sports and other activities then you would love to spend time around a sunken British ship which is about 100 years old. It is located off the shores of Unawatuna and is only about 30 minutes away on a boat ride and locals are happy to get you there and back on their boats for a small amount. You can spend time diving to your heart's content and discover the hidden treasures hidden beneath the waves

5

Have tea and Kottu to enjoy Sri Lankan street food

Sri Lanka has some of the best tea the world has tasted and if you are on the island you should definitely experience tea, the way locals love and enjoy so much. There is nothing better than a steaming cup of plain tea made by a roadside shop and when coupled with a Kottu of your choice, it is absolutely divine. Kottu is a Sri Lankan street food which is a combination of Rotti, cut into small pieces, coupled with vegetables, the meat of your choice, eggs, and cheese if you wish. Each city has its own Kottu beat and while you wait for the food you get to witness a performance of how your food is made.

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