Places that you're gonna visit during our "Galle Excursion"
Originally built by the Portuguese in the 16th century, Galle Fort was expanded to it’s present state a century later by the Dutch. To this day it remains one of the best examples of a fortified city built by Europeans in South Asia, and demonstrates the unique blend of European and South Asian architectural styles. Over the last few years Galle Fort has been transformed into an enclave of Sri Lankan and European style restaurants, hotels, shops and art galleries set in the stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site.
In the past, Rumassala was known as Buono Vista, a name that dates back to the colonial period, and most likely a corruption of ‘Buena Vista’, or Spanish for ‘pleasant view’. Regardless of origin it is indeed an accurate description of the place they chose to name, for the top of Rumassala hill offers what are arguably the best coastal views along the southern coast of Sri Lanka. The calm waters of Galle bay provided safe anchorage for numerous ships that plied the Indian Ocean maritime routes, transporting vast quantities of spices, minerals and precious stones. During this period, ships used the southern end of Rumassala known as Watering Point to take in fresh water before setting off on long voyages
Jungle Beach is located on Rumassala mountain. Its like the other side of the unawatuna. Its a nice beach kind of private. This beach is famous among tourists. Its kind of a little bay.
With palm-lined beaches, turquoise waters and a good selection of guesthouses and restaurants, Unawatuna is very popular with travellers. The resort’s location is superb, with the historic city of Galle just 6km away and a wooded headland to the west dotted with tiny coves.