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Are you Planning a Trip to Galle?

The charming city of Galle located in the southern coast of Sri Lanka, just 2 hours and 9 minutes away from the city of Colombo. This tourist-friendly destination has an array of attractions & things to do during your visit to Galle. Galle is mostly known for the historic Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which has something to offer to every type of traveler. Here is everything that you should do during your visit to Galle Fort.

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Old Dutch Hospital

Old Dutch Hospital

The Old Dutch Hospital was initially a hospital during the time when the Dutch ruled over Galle. Currently, it has been developed into a shopping and dining precinct with the perfect view of the beautiful beach at Galle. Visit the Old Dutch Hospital to get your shopping done by visiting all the souvenir shops.

There are also many boutique & souvenir shops lined along the cobblestoned alleys of Galle Fort, that you should definitely visit. Enjoy your stroll down the cobblestoned alleys with a cup of Gelato to beat the heat.

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Explore the Museums

Explore the Museums

While you are at Galle Fort make sure to visit The Galle National Museum and The National Maritime Museum that are filled with traditional artifacts. Travel back in time to better under the rich history and culture of Galle.

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Groote Kerk

Groote Kerk

Groote Kerk is also known as The Dutch Reformed Church which was built in 1755, which won the UNESCO Asia Pacific Heritage for restoration. The church holds rich historical and religious values and it is a vision to behold.

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Experience the True Taste of Italy at AQUA Forte

Experience the True Taste of Italy at AQUA Forte

Italian cuisine is everyone’s favourite and it is very hard to find authentic Italian food in Sri Lanka, so make sure to visit AQUA Forte during your visit to Galle Fort. The delectable dishes are prepared by Head Chef Roberto with the finest ingredients that add a burst of flavour to the unique dishes. Pair your dish with an exquisite range of Italian wines from 10 wine producing regions in Italy.

This is the perfect restaurant to enjoy a full course menu with your partner or even with a group your friends. The ultimate fine dining experience that will make your holiday unforgettable.

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Enjoy a Luxury Spa Treatment

Enjoy a Luxury Spa Treatment

After a long day of exploring Galle Fort, the best way to unwind would be by going for a relaxing spa day. Visit Fort Bazaar by Teardrop to enjoy deeply relaxing treatments that are tailored to suit your needs.

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Enjoy the Sunset by the Galle Lighthouse

Enjoy the Sunset by the Galle Lighthouse

Watch the sky fill up with shades of yellows, oranges, reds and bits of purple while you’re by the Galle Lighthouse. You could also see the daredevil cliff jumpers leap while you enjoy this breathtaking sunset.

While you’re visiting Galle, I would recommend staying at Jetwing Lighthouse. The property offers gorgeous views of the Indian Ocean from every room, it was designed by Geoffrey Bawa. The centerpiece of this luxurious hotel is their mesmerising staircases. The hotel staff would ensure that you experience the very best during your visit to Galle, where they would be able to arrange a visit to Unawatuna Beach, to spend a relaxing day by the beach or even go whale watching.

The hardest part about going on a vacation to a country you have never been before is the planning. This tedious task can be much simpler if you arrange your vacation through a travel agency. I would suggest booking a travel plan with ArTravele, who are known to curate luxury holidays based on your needs and requirements to ensure that you have an unforgettable holiday!