The joy of exploring Galle lies in walking down the encircled car-free streets, surrounded by administrative buildings, courts, old bungalows, schools and colleges that date back to colonial times. Most of these historical bungalows have been refurbished to heritage and boutique hotels in Galle. There is not much of traditional Sri Lankan architecture that you can find in Galle, but what you can find is an abundance of Duch architectures in Sri Lanka and traces of British and Portuguese designs.
Set in the backdrop of the Indian Ocean, the lush and beautiful walled enclave of Galle is also home to many stylish cafes and quirky boutiques, several of which are beautifully restored colonial buildings. These tiny spots, along with the historic landmarks and pretty ambience, makes Galle a seducing holiday destination in Sri Lanka for tourists from all over the world.