Galle

Galle

Galle is the capital city of the Southern Province of Sri Lanka, 116 Km away from Colombo. The City has a World Heritage Site and that is predominantly responsible for its popularity with tourists. Galle Fort now is the 300-year-old Dutch Fort, also there are other historical buildings to view as well.

Unawatuna Beach provides safe swimming and snorkelling, since it is protected by a reef. Rhumassala Kanda is associated with the legend of the traditional Ramayana story. When the warrior Lakshman was wounded, a Himalayan herb was required for his cure and Rama despatched the Monkey-god Hanuman to fetch it. But Hanuman forgot the name of the herb, so to be on the safe side he tore off a chunk of the Himalayas, carried it on his back and dumped it, where it now lies

You Can also visit the fine church consecrated in 1825, by Bishop Heber – Bishop of Calcutta and if permission can be arranged, the Buddhist island hermitage in the Ratgama Lake, a retreat of infinite peace and beauty.