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The starting cost of a walking tour of the Galle Dutch Fort would be INR 2600 at thrillophilia website. As a part of the tour, get to witness the beauty of the colonial architecture in buildings like the Dutch Reformed Church built in 1755 which is also known as the Groote Kerk and is one of the oldest Protestant churches in the country.
The old Dutch government house, the residence of the Commander, the Meera Mosque, the old Dutch Hospital and a buddhist temple are some of the places included in the walking tour.
Galle Fort Sri Lanka is at a distance of 126 Km from Colombo through the Southern Expressway.
- By Bus :
The duration taken to cover the distance by bus is under 2 hours depending on the traffic conditions. Buses are available from Colombo Bus Station and the Fort Station.
- By Train :
The train journey may take anywhere from 2 hours to under 4 hours depending on the route and train chosen. There is a good frequency of trains operating from the Fort railway station .
- By Cab or Private transfers :
The most convenient and hassle free way would be to travel by cab or private transfers by car. Bookings can be made at travel desks or online conveniently through Thrillophilia.
The Galle Fortress is open from 5:30 am to 10:00 pm all days of the week. The shops and businesses inside the fort generally start closing around 8 pm. The Galle Fortress is an iconic fort of historical significance with people of multiple ethnicities and religious backgrounds living together.
There are many buildings and streets of Dutch heritage inside the fort and are given Dutch names. There is also a beautiful lighthouse by the beach which is a marvel of colonial architecture and has withstood the test of time and tide.
Yes, one needs to book in advance since these are guided group tours and the availability of slots varies. The tour starts between 8:30 am to 5:00 pm and has a total duration of 1.5-2 hours. The Galle Dutch Fort is a picturesque location bordered by endless waters and a relaxing beach side.
Some of the things advisable to carry for the walking tour of Galle Fortress activity are :
- A Camera to make those wonderful memories permanent.
- Sunglasses to assist with glare.
- Extra Pair of Clothes
- Sunscreen Lotion is essential for the tropical weather.
Some of the inclusions which make this package on Thrillophilia.com more valuable in the Galle Fort Sri Lanka walking tour package are :
- Entrance fees
- Local taxes
- Food Tasting
- Local guide
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