• Cuurate - Galle


Situated on the southwestern tip and also acknowledged at one point as
‘Gimhathithth’, referred to as Qali by Ibn Battuta in the 14th Century has become
renowned for its fort. Today inside the town of the fort you will find it bristling with
boutique hotels, art galleries, tiny shops, cafes and restaurants.


A thriving port long before colonial times and governed by the Portuguese, Dutch
and the British at various periods the town boasts of diversity reflecting the heydays.

Today, fort in Galle is the old part of the city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the
best preserved colonial sea fortress in Asia.

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