SRI LANKA HOLIDAYS WITH LEISURE TOURS
Day Tour of Galle
Galle, 119 Km from Colombo, is a major city situated at the tip of the South Western coast of Sri Lanka. Being a coastal area, it is quite hot and humid but has an abundance of beautiful beaches in every town that you pass while travelling from Colombo to Galle. The Galle Fort was built by the Portuguese, fortified later by the Dutch and is well preserved till today. In addition to the Portuguese and Dutch remains, you will also find many British mansions left behind. As for beaches, the Unawatuna Bay probably tops it all and is safe for snorkeling and swimming because a reef protects it. There you have it, a day tour of the city of Galle in a nutshell.
Places You Will Visit
Turtle Hatchery and Farm
Turtle hatchery: This is where sea turtles are preserved in Sri Lanka. It is a non-profit organization maintained to preserve sea turtles for the coming generation. Since its establishment in 1986, approximately 500000 sea turtles have been released into the ocean.
Visit Galle Dutch Fort City
The Dutch Fort in Galle is one of the best preserved sea forts in all of South Asia. UNESCO recognized it in the late 1980s as a unique example of urban ensemble that exhibits a fusion of European architecture as well as South Asian traditions between the 16th to 19th centuries.
Visit Madu Lake
The famous unforgettable river boat safari in Madu Ganga is GOALS! And yes, don’t miss the fish spa!
Visit Weligama stilt Fisherman and beautiful beach
Here you can observe the old and mind boggling custom of using stilts for fishing. These fishermen are often seen on the beaches at sunset, noon and sunrise. They walk into the water with their poles and engraft them into the sea bed, and balance themselves on a cross bar attached to the pole.