The 4th largest city in Sri Lanka ,situated 119 km south of Colombo, the city of Galle is rich in a variety of tourist attractions such as sandy beaches of golden sun ,colourful coral reefs , rainforests and a number of historical buildings.Having benefitted with its geographical location, Galle has been a seaport from early 1400 BC.In 1505 with the arrival of Portuguese ,the modern history of Galle began as a fortified city .The Portuguese were overthrown by the Dutch ,the city reached its top development levels during their time and later the Dutch were overpowered by the British .Due to its architectural features of multiple foreign resemblances the city has earned reputation among its visitors and the centuries old Galle Fort was declared a World Heritage in 1988 by UNESCO.
Hikkaduwa and Unawatuna are the nearby most impressive tourist attractions, an added advantage to the keen traveler who chooses to travel down south in this beautiful island Sri Lanka .Dining in Galle is very exciting as the hotels from star classes to normal cater to the taste buds of all kinds of food fans offering typical to most exquisite seafood such as shrimps, crabs,lobsters, oysters and cuttlefish.Shopping in the city is equally interesting as there are a lot shopping malls ,complexes and boutiques.Banking is also convenient with all leading banks located in close proximity.
The lighthouse that erects 18 m from the ground dates back to 1848 and it is the oldest as well as the most visited beacon in Sri Lanka.The lighthouse that we see today was built in 1938 since the original was destroyed by fire in 1934.National Maritime Archaeology Museum located at the Old Dutch Warehouse in the fort exhibits marine artifacts explored from the surrounding ocean floor of Sri Lanka.
An entrance free, privately- owned museum of miscellaneous artifacts also is found within the fort.
Port of Galle
Elephants,peacocks,gems and spices specially cinnamon from Sri Lanka were exported since ancient times using the seaport Galle.Even today the place holds reputation in sea-trade worldwide.Beezerland invites its guests to the place while travelling down south ,it is a fact that the Galle port has been recognized by the international Yatch Soiety as one of the world's best attractions and it is the only port that provides facilities for pleasure yatchs in Sri Lanka.Development plans of the port will enhance its importance further in future.
The Dutch Reformed Church built in 1640 and re-modeled between 1752-1755 and its grave stones silently inspires its visitors to dig into the history of its vital existence.
Galle international Cricket Stadium-one of the world's most picturesque stadiums ,Hiyare Reservoire Bio Diversity Park of patches of rain forests with flora and fauna ,Kottawa Arboretum-with its wet ever-green forest are some of the tourist attractions in Galle, Beezerland would like to suggest as you visit the web site .
Beezerland helps its visitors to plan their journey providing them the maximum capacity of information.The recommended nearby attractions are Hikkaduwa beach and underwater safari, Telwatte bird sanctuary,Seenigama Temple,Tsunami Photo Museum,Hiniduma Calvary,Mask museum Ambalangoda, Madu Ganga lake-Balapitiya ,Kosgoda beach, Kanneliya forest reserve,Dooli falls - Neluwa,Sinharaja rain forest-a world heritage site, Rumassala,Unawatuna Talpe beach Peraliya sea turtle hatchery,Koggala beach and Martin Wicramasinghe folk museum, Koggala air port, Kataluwa Purwarama temple, Stilt fishing in Ahangama - an indigenous master - craft , surfing at Ahangama and Midigama .