Galle is most famous for its Galle fort. It is an iconic symbol in the city and it adds extra pride to the city. It is created by Portuguese in 16 th century. UNESCO named Galle fort Sri Lanka as a World Heritage.
The nice architectural design of the fort mainly faces the beautiful waters of the Indian Ocean. Once you have a plan to go there, read some articles about what things are to do, things to see and why this is important etc. You might need a full day to explore the whole fort completely.
Remember to keep a list when you go there. Because there is a chance that you might miss some places because of the complex design of the fort. Even I missed some places when I go there during my first visit.
I will list down main highlighted places in Galle fort Sri Lanka. Mainly these places cover your tour in fort.
Shops and Restaurants
As a result of huge tourist attraction, Galle fort now has a market which sells anything. You can see little lanes with authentic sri Lankan restaurants, juice bars, cafes, Wine shops, world famous sri Lankan gem shops, clothe shops, souvenirs shops and some vehicle rental shops. There are also some small guest houses and motels which might help you to relax a bit if you are tired. Most important thing is all these things still retain a historical attribute.
The View, when you walk around the street is nice, quiet and enjoyable. You can feel the warm Sri Lankan hospitality over there. Again, I am reminding you, if you are going there, search more about the streets. Otherwise you will miss some best parts of streets in Fort.
Don’t forget to buy some unique Sri Lankan souvenirs from the fort.
Colorful streets inside Galle fort Sri Lanka
Clock tower is main the significant landmark of Galle fort. Many people identify Galle fort, because of this giant Clock Tower. It is directly facing to Galle International Cricket Stadium. Once you are up, you can enjoy the beautiful view from there.
The sunset, Clock tower and beach looks absolutely stunning. You can enjoy the walk from the top of the fort while gazing the sunset by Sea.
The Light house is situated at end of the Galle fort. It was designed in English style. The tall white tower gives more color to Galle fort. Nowadays it has become major photo shooting spot. Many people come and walk there during the sunset. It is one of the mesmerizing views in the city of Galle.
The sad thing is that we don’t have permission to go inside the tower. However, you can enjoy the unforgettable view while sitting nearby.
Galle International Cricket Stadium
Galle fort Sri Lanka also contains one of the most popular destination among cricket lovers. Galle international cricket Stadium is located near the fort.
This is the best ground for test matches because of the location, climate, and atmosphere. Sri Lanka usually plays a lot of test matches over here. There is ample parking over there. If you are using public transport, train station is very near to Gall Fort and there are many buses also.