The Southern Coastal belt of Sri Lanka has many beautiful palm fringed beaches , however it is not the only attraction. One of the great architectural works of the Portuguese and Dutch lies in the city of Galle. The galle fort , built by the Portuguese who landed in the island first was later modified and gained its glory after the Dutch. A perfectly designed architectural master piece it has many historically important buildings within its premises as well as people residing within the Fort. Home to a multi ethnic community one can find many places of worship, court houses, shops, eateries, galleries, museums and other such places within the Fort. The buildings and monuments date back to around 430 years , and have recently been renovated and there is a shopping arcade that has come up in the old Dutch hospital. The fort has been declared as one of the UNESCO world heritage sites in Sri Lanka. Family Holidays
With the Southern Express Way being built it has become easier to access the south of the country in no time. Many tourist visit the South of Sri Lanka, family holidays , leisure, back packing are some of the reasons that draw them towards the island. There are many options in Galle and in its near vicinity. An excellent choice of accommodation if you prefer to stay a little away from the town itself would be Villa 700 by Jetwing. A beautiful spacious and comfortable villa situated in the sea side town of Induruwa is at a convenient location to explore most of the Southern belt and has perfectly designed rooms that creates and excellent atmosphere to unwind yourself while overlooking the Indian ocean.
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