This was on a rainy saturday morning when I decided that enough is enough and packed my bag and left for Galle. The place is about 125 kms from Colombo. I took an AC Bus costing about 300 LKR to get to Galle.
The Bus drops you right in the centre of the town at the Galle Bus Stand. Opp is the garden, The cricket Stadium and further down the lane is the Galle Fort. I took a stroll into the Fort. The Fort is huge and probably had the entire town of Galle inside it at some point of time in history. Walking around the fort enjoying the sight that it had to offer was pretty awesome. Loads of tourists from different parts of the globe were also enjoying the weekend.
There were a few cliff jumpers who were entertaining crowds at some cliff points in the Fort. Also the Lighthouse was a sight in itself and the beaches here and there around the fort.
Once I got done walking through the fort, i stopped at a Danish Coffee house to grab a sandwich and some coffee. And also took advice on more places to visit in Galle, That’s when a guy at the Cafe asked me to go and visit Peace Pagoda and the Jungle Beach there. Both of them actually turned out to be a really good and awesome place to visit. I thoroughly enjoyed the calm and serene nature of the Jungle Beach. I kind of enjoyed sitting n sipping some kool juices for like almost 4 hours before i set myself to return back to Colombo.
It was indeed a day very well spent.
Had a great time chilling with myself.
Distance – Colombo to Galle – 125 kms
Time – 3 hrs on Galle Road else about 2 hrs if you take the expressway
Cost – 600 LKR Bus Ticket – to n fro
Snacks – 1000 LKR