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. +
/ GALLE FORT /
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.