Witness the enthralling beauty of the iconic Galle Dutch Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that attracts a steady number of visitors throughout the year. The majestic fort which is also called “Ramparts of Galle”, has stood tall and proud ever since it was built by the Portuguese in the year 1588. The fort was comprehensively fortified by the Dutch during their reign too. Even the British added fine touches to modify it when they took over the reins from the Dutch.
The fort bravely withstood the devastating Boxing Day Tsunami which tore the city of Galle tore to pieces. Today a colourful group of multi-religious and multi-ethnic locals adds perfect beauty to the fort and its environs. It’s a site that is tinged with the timeless colonial splendour that is well worth exploring.