Galle is a major city in Sri Lanka, situated on the southwestern tip, 119 km from Colombo. Galle is the administrative capital of Southern Province and is the district capital of Galle District. (The population is 99,478 in 2011.)
Map of Galle
Stayed in the Closenberg Hotel.
Colonial Hotel Closenberg Galle, the guest at the hotel was only me.
I took a walk around the hotel, the next morning. There was a small arbor on shore.
Views of surrounding the hotel. A youth took a rest in the arbor. He was in a journey around Sri Lanka by bicycle.
Going to the Galle Fort from the Hotel Closenberg.
Map of Galle Fort
Map of the ramparts
Galle Fort, in the Bay of Galle, was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century. The fort has a rich history, and today has a multi-ethnic and multi-religious population.
Wandering around the Galle fort. Old Gate of Galle Fort
A street in Galle Fort area
Beautiful and old Meera Mosque inside Galle Fort
The Flagrock Bastion of Galle Fort
A couple of the taxi driver.
I met a couple of the taxi driver on Rampart Street. The wife spoke English well. They are not rich, but looked happy.
Pedlar Street. Thomas Gall International School. Chief Engineer’s Office Galle Range. The central northern bastion, called the Moon Bastion, it has a clock tower.
All Saints’ Church in Galle Fort
Galle Library Established in 1832 and Dutch Church
Dutch Church and its Interior
Rampart Hotel and the front door, I had lunch here.
The Light House, Leaving Galle Fort.
Outside of the Galle Fort.
Nearby fish market of the Galle fortress.
Fishermen and small fishing boats of the coast. Fshermen and sellers were the contented look.
A roadside small fish market of the coast.
Left the fish market for the old town of Galle city.
After the old town, I left the Galle city for the commercial capital and largest city of Colombo.
Flora and fauna of the Galle city.