Galle, Sri Lanka
Galle, a coastal city, is a major tourist attraction in Sri Lanka and a base from which to explore the island’s Southern coast. It is approximately 110 km south of Colombo and is the administrative capital of the Southern Province. Galle is famous for its 400 year old ‘living’ Fort with its thriving communities, places to eat and drink, and views of the Indian Ocean. Other prominent landmarks in Galle include the city’s natural harbour, the National Maritime Museum, St. Mary’s Cathedral founded by Jesuit priests, one of the main Hindu temples dedicated to Shiva on the island, and the Galle International Cricket Stadium.