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Must do Things in Galle - How to Enjoy an Unforgettable Trip in Galle

Galle is a charming city on the southwest coast in Sri Lanka. This article gives details about the must-do things here so you will be able to indulge in a sensational tour.

1

Visit Galle Fort

The majestic Galle Fort is undoubtedly one of the top attractions in Galle. Your tour in the city will certainly be incomplete without a visit to this glorious site. The Galle Fort, which is also known as Galle Dutch Fort and the Ramparts of Galle, was built way back in the year 1588 by the Portuguese. It was later extensively fortified by the Dutch. Hence to this day, the fort is called Dutch Fort. It was greatly impacted by the Boxing Day tsunami but was wonderfully restored by the government of Sri Lanka.

If you stay at a Galle hotel which offers easy access to the Galle Fort, it will be quite easy for you to explore it. Places like Le Grand Galle are great options to consider in the city.

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Enjoy a food tour

You will be able to relish the exquisite flavours of the land by embarking on a delightful food tour in the city. There are plenty of great places that you can visit to indulge in tantalizing delicacies. Pedlar’s Inn Cafe and Restaurant, Isle of Gelato, coconut sambol, A Minute by Tuk-Tuk Restaurant and Elita Restaurant are some of the most popular dining spots in the city. You can enjoy a sensational food tour and create charming memories to cherish.

3

Visit the turtle hatchery

You will be able to witness the allure and charm of beautiful sea turtles when you visit the charming Mahamodara Turtle Hatchery. It is one of the top attractions in the area. Volunteers who work here give of their time and resources to ensure that endangered turtles have a fighting chance against the brutal conditions that they have to battle against from birth. The experience will enlighten you and make you fully aware of the dire state that some of the precious animal species of the planet are in.

4

Laze upon the beach

Of course, the beaches of Galle should be well explored during your visit to the city! Take as much time as you can to revel in the glory of the sea. You can discover the magnificent charm of Jungle Beach, Unawatuna beach and Hikkaduwa beach which are all located in close proximity to the city. The Lighthouse Beach is yet another picturesque site which will enthral you.

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Discover Rumassala

If you are interested in the history of the country and especially if you are familiar with the great Hindu epic Ramayanaya, you really should consider visiting Rumassala. The site is believed to be a chunk of the Himalayas which fell on the spot as the monkey god Hanuman carried it from India. He was in need of some life-saving herbs to treat the wounds of Rama and Lakshmana who were engaged in a brutal battle against King Ravana, who abducted Sita, the consort of Rama.

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