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Best things to do in Galle -The hotspot of the South

A popular coastal beach town that is located in the southern part of Sri Lanka, Galle is a much-loved place for all travellers.


The Galle Fort

This is a must-visit place during your trip to this beach town in the southern part of Sri Lanka. Constructed by the Portuguese people back in the year 1588, the Galle Fort was reconstructed during the 17th century when the Dutch took over the area from the Portuguese. This place is also yet another UNESCO World Heritage site in the country. Many people visit this part of the country just to pay a visit to this beach town. Surrounded by ramparts over which you can walk and looks at views of the rocky beaches and the sea below, this Fort also has cobblestoned lanes in which you will be able to find sophisticated restaurants, cafes and artsy looking boutique stores. Another place to explore in the area would be the Lighthouse, along with the Museum and the churches. Putting yourself up at Sri Lanka luxury resort will make your vacation cosier, and when in or around Galle, a property the likes of Aditya Resort would make it easier for you to explore all these places with ease.

The Dutch Market


The Dutch Market

If you want to go back in time and do the usual farmers market-style shopping, visiting the Dutch market is the best way to do so. Located under a roof that is almost 300 years old this market is bright, colourful, and is full of life. It has been in existence since 1861 and even today you will find that the locals in the area come here to buy their daily needs.


Whale Watching

This part of the ocean is the absolute perfect place to watch these mighty marine creatures. You will be able to spot blue whales, humpback whales and dolphins if you are lucky. You will find that they roam these waters during the early migration period and if you are in this country during the same time you definitely must go whale watching.


Fishing and Diving In Galle

If you are a surfing or a diving person, Galle has a great many memorable experiences for you to enjoy. Apart from the Portuguese and the Dutch buildings it offers, this beach town also has a few great spots for surfing in the area. The waves that are found in this part of the country are good enough even for the beginner surfer. As a pro, you will find that these waters are easy and if you want some tough waves, go further down south. If you are planning on diving underwater while you are here, you will be in for a wonderful surprise with the world that it has to offer underneath.


Cliff Jumping

This is not something that is recommended to be tried out by everyone but it is a popular activity in the Fort area. You can watch the jumpers take a dive into the waters deep below from the top of the Cliff. These jumpers usually hang out at the main Fort area. If you want to take a great picture of them diving all you have to do is pay them about $10 and watch them expertly dive into the ocean avoiding the rocky parts of the sea.

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