A beautiful blend of old and new architecture awaits the unsuspecting tourist in Galle, the best-preserved colonial towns in Sri Lanka. From visiting the UNESCO-listed Galle Fort to savouring the easy pace of life, there’s a lot to which you can look forward while enjoying a holiday at one of the boutique hotels in Sri Lanka the likes of the KK Collection.

For Food

Seafood | Image via Flickr

If you’re a foodie by definition, Galle is just where you should be. Seafood is all the rage here, especially loved for its freshness. Make sure that you try out the seared Yellowfin Tuna and grilled Calamari to properly treat your taste buds.

To Discover Culture

The aforementioned Galle Fort is not to be missed if you’re hoping to discover the cultural heritage of this city. The Reformed Dutch Protestant Church is worth visiting to glimpse the island’s colonial influences.

Beach Hopping

A short drive away from Galle will bring you to Unawatuna Beach. The waves here are perfect for surfing. And if you visit during the right season, you can treat yourself to a whale watching trip too.


Proof of Galle’s flourishing cultural festival is seen in the festival galore that was held here during the past years. The most famous festival has to be the Galle Literary Festival.