Galle Lighthouse

Guiding Light: Exploring the Galle Lighthouse and Its Coastal Charm

Overview Guiding Light: The Enchantment of Galle Lighthouse in Sri Lanka


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best time to visit Galle?

The best months to travel to Galle are between December to April, as there is little rain so it is relatively dry during these months. However, throughout the year, even during the monsoon months of May to September, there is much to see and do here.

What are some important facts about Galle Fort?

Galle Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, originally built by the Portuguese in the 16th century and then further developed by the Dutch and the British over the next 350 years. It covers nearly 4sqkm and is protected by 12 bastions and connecting ramparts.

Why is Galle Fort famous?

In spite of all the changes made over the years, since it was first built between the 16th and the 19th century, the Galle Fort still remains a unique monument complex said to be “the best example of a fortified city with a fusion of European architecture and South Asian traditions.

Is Galle Fort worth visiting?

The area of Galle Fort is now a historic world heritage site and it’s the last remaining European-built fortress in Sri Lanka. The beautiful old colonial style buildings and narrow maze of streets are perfect for a day or two spent wandering and exploring. Galle Fort is definitely worth visiting if you’re in Sri Lanka.