Galle is the perfect city to spend a tropical Christmas in the sunshine, making up the festivities as you go along. Here are some fun things you can do to add a bit of colour to your holidays this season.
Explore the Ramparts
The ramparts of the best-preserved fort in Sri Lanka are so thick you can walk along them and it’s the best way to look around the fort from above it. There’s plenty to see including the exquisite architecture inside the fort, the ocean below, the lighthouse and the Maritime Museum.
Shop at the Fort
Christmas shopping in Galle is bound to be an experience unlike any other. The fort is full of a plethora of boutique shops, cafés, jewellery and souvenir shops. You can buy traditional souvenirs to send to your family and friends at Christmas.
Surf at Unawatuna
Unawatuna is known for its waves and is one of the original surf beaches in Sri Lanka. There are plenty of surfing schools and Galle hotels in the area so you can be sure you’ll be safe and in good company.
Have high tea at the Fortress Resort and Spa with a pot of Ceylon tea and treats, taking yourself back in time to the colonial past.
Dinner and Fireworks
Unawatuna Beach is only a few kilometres from Galle Fort in time for the fireworks on Christmas Eve harkening Christmas to Sri Lanka.
Filled with wanderlust that seeks to explore distant shores and captivated by the colors and vibrancy of exotic cultures, Kanya Mae writes on the beautiful, exciting, and enchanting wonders of the world. She is a writer who not only has a passion for travel, but also has a background in fashion, art and media. Google+