Situated on the southwest tip of Sri Lanka, the old town of Galle is one you surely don’t want to miss. Brimming with exotic beaches and colonial Dutch buildings, it is one of the finest examples of fortified cities built by the Europeans in south Asia. The mix of European and Asian styles is not only visible in the architecture but is very much alive in the atmosphere as well. The highlight of this town is the Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built by the Dutch in 1663.
With its pleasant weather, Galle is a great place to wander about during the evenings. It is mostly visited from October to April as the weather is even more welcoming at that time. There are several cafes, restaurants, boutiques and souvenir shops to explore where a relaxed day can be spent. Another highlight of the town- the Galle International Stadium- is one the most picturesque cricket stadiums in the world.