Sri Lanka, Galle Guide (B): Is Galle (Sri Lanka) Even Worth Visiting?
My first visit to Galle was extremely short, or so I thought when I first scheduled my stay here for 2 days, somewhere mid 2015. While scheduling my first solo Sri Lanka trip, I was in double minds whether or not two days would be sufficient. After all, you don’t really get myriad things to see and do when you search about Galle on the internet. It is no way like some of the popular cities of the world like London or Sydney or Delhi. I could find only about 5-6 things, that I thought I would enjoy doing but these would be getting over in a day. So, leaving on the 3rd day from Galle was like one day wasting, literally. But no, it actually turned out to be just fine. And I felt Galle was indeed worth visiting – just that you don’t get up judging it every now & then with other popular cities of the world.
Galle is a quaint little Sri Lankan town located on south west coast of the island. Coming out of the Railway Station doesn’t really make you feel the town, as it looks like any other town. But then when you initiate strolling on your own, exploring at your own pace, you get this feeling of the Portuguese and the Dutch working hard on developing the town that it is today. One of the most beautifully fortified towns. It is also notable to know that the Portuguese developed the whole infrastructure, making this town one of the important ports in Asia and the Dutch took it one step ahead with the fortification. With a modest area of around 17 km square and the total population just under 100,000 also, it doesn’t really feel crowded at any time. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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