A magnificent structure standing tall against the waves of time – The Galle fort is one of the most historically significant sites in the country. Read on to know more about it.
A little bit of History
The fort was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese and was captured by the Dutch in the 17. After being additionally fortified It fell under the control of the British in 1649. When the country gained independence from the colonisers the archaeological department of Sri Lanka undertook an extensive reconstruction program on the fort and restored the structure to its colonial glory.
Location and getting there
The Galle fort is located in the southwestern coast of Sri Lanka, in the bay of Galle. You can reach the fort from the railway station by taking a tuk-tuk which will only take you around 5 to 10 minutes to reach.
Things to do at the fort
Upon reaching the fort you could feel the colonial charm! The soothing sea breeze the exquisite view of the Indian ocean and the surrounding regions of the fabled Galle city – a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the meticulous architecture, every tiny detail you see at the fort will amaze you.
There are plenty of accommodation options to choose near the Galle fort but one, in particular, must be considered when choosing your accommodation, that is the Le Grand Galle. Planning your stay here certainly comes with a lot of perks but one of the main reasons that you could choose your abode here is, it is the only Galle hotel that offers you unparalleled views of the magnificent fort directly from your accommodation.
|Auburn Silver is a travel writer who has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world. Google+|