Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Galle Facts: Galle, Sri Lanka - The New Tourist Haven


Galle the New Tourist Haven


The historic port city of Galle in Sri Lanka with its beautiful 400 year old Dutch Fort is rapidly becoming a must visit destination for tourists visiting Sri Lanka.

Galle Fort and the city within it appears as though time left it behind. A Rip Van Winkle city that has only recently awoken.

The old colonnaded Dutch colonial building are being progressively restored and occupied by swank shops, jewellers, and restaurants. It is also to home of one of the most exclusive hotels in the world. Recently refurbished to its former colonial splendour the Amangalla Hotel, previously the New Oriental Hotel, beacons the travel to sit at its balcony and sip tea in the afternoon, or a Gin and Tonic in the evening as the British Raj did in their heyday.

Read more about the fascinating city of Galle Sri Lanka on our web page.  It is comprehensive.




Thursday, 12 February 2015

Galle Facts - Things to Do & Attractions

What to Do in Galle


The historic city of Galle and the surrounding area with picturesque beaches is rapidly becoming the new "must see" haven in Sri Lanka. The 400 year old Fort with a thriving city which maintains its quaint colonial charm, convenient shopping and dining and the beaches are just a few of the things to do in Galle.

Galle Fort and the city within it appears as though time left it behind. A Rip Van Winkle city that has only recently awoken.


Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Galle Fort Attractions

Galle Fort - Things to Do





The quaint port city of Galle, with its 400 year old Dutch Fort, is a lovely way to spend some time in Sri Lanka. It is a place where time stood still, preserving a by-gone colonial era.


Here are just a few of the Attractions:
  • Galle Fort built 400 years ago, it is the best preserved European fort in existence in Asia today. A walk through the town and along the ramparts (especially at sunset) is a great way to enjoy Sri Lanka.
  • Amangalla Hotel, previously the New Oriental Hotel, beacons the travel to sit at its balcony and sip tea in the afternoon, or a Gin and Tonic in the evening as the British Raj did in their heyday.
  • Dutch Reformed Church contains numerous tombstones for those adventurous Europeans who died so far away from home. 

Read more about the Attractions and Things to Do in Galle .




Sigiriya Sri Lanka

Sigiriya - Must See Site in Sri Lanka.




The Sigiriya Rock Fortress, built 1600 years ago on a rock 200 meters high,  is an absolutely must see historic site in Sri Lanka. Not only are the ruins fascinating, the story behind Kasyapa,  the king who built it is the stuff for novels.

Read more about the Sigiriya on our web page.  It is the most comprehensive and well written site on the subject.




Sunday, 18 January 2015

Climbing Sigiriya Rock

Climbing Sigiriya Rock.


Climbing Sigiriya isn't that hard but it is strenuous. It is not, however, for the unfit. 

There are steps all the way to the top; some of which are very narrow and steep. There are about 1200 steps. That's roughly equivalent to climbing 60 flights of steps of a 60 story building. But don't panic. It’s a lot easier than climbing sixty flights of steps in a building. When you climb Sigiriya Rock take your time, rest often and drink lots of water. Proper footwear is strongly recommended. The best times to climb are early morning and late afternoon.

Visit our webpage Sigiriya, Sri Lanka for a complete guide to Sigiriya.


The easy bit is coming down.