Galle is a historic city on the southwestern coast of Sri Lanka, brimming with Dutch-fashioned buildings, grand mansions and ancient religious spots, but the jewel of the city is, hands down, the Galle Fort. One of the principal landmarks of the city, Galle Fort was constructed back in the 16th century by the Portuguese, which was later heavily fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century. Take a guided tour of this historical and archaeological wonder, led by a fourth generation resident-historian, and gain deep insights into the ancient culture, history and tradition of this fascinating UNESCO site. Galle Fort suffered damage during the 2004 Tsunami, but was reconstructed and infused with all its original charm intact, thanks to the Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka. Learn about the details of all historical events right from the time when Portuguese entered the land up until the time English left, as your host walks you through its chequered and glorious past.