The Dutch Fort of Galle

We were doing a road trip across “Pearl of Indian Ocean” when we got a chance to visit the Fort of Galle. Situated in the city of Galle, in the Bay of Galle on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka. The fort of Galle was built by the Portuguese in 1588 AD. Then fort was extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century. Dutch made it Headquarter in the 18th century. Now a UNESCO World Heritage site, the building of fort are well preserve that takes back to history. The fort has a colorful history, and today it has a multi-ethnic and multi-religious population.

The old buildings are owned by rich Srilankans and Indians, and they have made it holiday homes. The old buildings of colonial-era are now converted into trendy shops, roadside cafeteria, and restaurants. The Fort is a beautiful place for shopping, exploring the history and witnessing the sunset from the fort wall.

The fort is accessible through the Forts Main gate beside Galle Stadium. And from their shops and colonial building, churches, museum lighthouse, clock tower can be explored in fortified Fort of Galle. The lighthouse built-in 1939 is the must-visit place and is among most instagramble place in Srilanka

Every street of the fort takes back to the colonial era and every corner is instagramble. No matter how much it will be written words cannot describe the Galle Fort.

So here are few glimpses of Dutch Fort from the camera.

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