In and around Galle
  • Galle Dutch Fort

Located in the coastal town of Galle, this ancient Dutch Fort has been declared a ‘World Heritage’ site. After the capture of the town of Galle from the Portuguese in 1640, the Dutch East India Co. (VOC) began constructing fortifications that covers some 87 acres of land.

Interesting sites within the ramparts of the fort include the original gateway, traditional Dutch buildings, the light house, maritime museum and a Dutch church built in 1752.


  • Shopping at Galle Dutch Fort

The Fort is lined with many by-lanes, all charming in its manner in which it tries to hold on to the old world yet cater to the new. The streets are full of little shops and café, perfect for the curious traveler in you. One is sure to find treasures and memorabilia to take home.


  • Kanneliya rainforest

Kanneliya, covering an extent of 10,140 hectares, is a forest complex located in southern Sri Lanka which was designated as an important biosphere reserve in 2004 by UNESCO. Next to the Sinharaja rain forest, Kanneliya is acknowledged as the only remaining rainforest in Sri Lanka.

Identified as one of the richest areas in terms of flora, in the whole of South Asia, the forest reserve is located approximately 35 Kilometers northwest of the city of Galle. Kanneliya is a must visit for nature lovers