Things to do in Galle
Galle is another beautiful goldi sands beach in Southern coast and situated 173 Km away from the Colombo. Galle is the key business hub in Southern province and Galle is the economic center of the southern coast since ancient era. Galle harbour is a natural harbour in South-West coast of Sri Lanka. Galle port is the one of ancient key trading port in Sri Lanka since 12th c and hence, Galle became the strategic business city in Asia because of the Galle Port. The ancient era Galle port mainly trade cinnamon, species, gems and ivory with Persians, Indian, Chinese, Romans, Greeks and Arab merchants were buyers. Before the Portuguese arrived in 1505 Galle port tax collection and controlled by Arabian merchants. In 1505, under the Portuguese control, Galle port further developed and Portuguese started built Galle fort 1541 with three bastions.
In 1640 Dutch India East Company reported to Sri Lanka according to the invitation of Rajashine ii and Dutch India East company takes the control of Gall and other ports. Dutch sailors developed further Galle fort and Dutch made an administrative institute in 52 hectares Galle Fort. Galle fort controlled by Dutch until 23rd February 1796 and then British took over the control from Dutch. British control the Galle port until Sri Lanka became an independent nation in 1948.
Galle is a multi-community city and most of the people are Sinhalese (65%) and dominant religion of the country is Buddhism. There are 21 wards in Galle district and it is a second level administrative district in Sri Lanka. Galle income sources diversified and key income sources are fishery, Cinnamon, gem & jewelry and tourism.
There are many things to do in Galle district and Galle things to do categorize, explore nature, experiences, history and leisure activities. Galle things to do blends with local experiences and people can experience the things to do in Galle with different way.