When in Sri Lanka, there are certain cities, iconic landmarks and amazing attractions that you cannot afford to miss during your vacation. While Colombo remains the busy capital with its own unique attractions, the iconic city centres of Kandy and Galle remain among the most beloved tourist destinations in the country. While visiting the beautiful highlands has its own appeal in terms of a cool weather and much historical importance, the district of Galle, located on the Southern Coast of Sri Lanka provides tourists with an unforgettable experience of a different sort.
For those residing in Colombo, a trip to Galle is a must especially if they wish to witness and enjoy the grandeur of the Sri Lankan coastline. Tourists have the option of boarding a luxury bus and making the trip in an hour via the new expressway, a more classic style of transport via train, and this is the best option in terms of convenience and travelling around Galle, opting to hire a car and driving down to the city.
This coastal city is complete with a never ending string of exciting activities and iconic landmarks and the tour will be incomplete without a complete survey of the famed Galle Fort. Difficult to miss and once a fortress used by the colonial powers, the Galle Fort at present is a bustling citadel of entertainment and wonder. Those who wish can opt to reside in one of the private villas located within this quintessential landmark while others can opt for pleasant evening strolls cooled by the salty sea breeze as they amble along the cobblestoned pathways of this historic maze. The fort is also replete with a number of shops selling locally made jewellery, local gems, clothes and a multitude of souvenirs ensuring unique Sri Lankan gifts for all back home.
For those who wish to visit and sunbathe at a beach, the best option is to drive further away from the city itself for cleaner beaches. Therefore, in terms of transport, the best choice when touring this historic city is to opt for a Sri Lanka car rental service. With a reputation that precedes them in the industry, Malkey Rent A Car remains one of the most reputed of its kind. Its convenience is unparalleled for after your tour of the island, they will even arrange airport transfers Sri Lanka when you wish to return home.
Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.