Galle is one of the most visiting cities by both locals and foreigners which is the administrative capital of Southern Province is situated 119km away from Colombo, which will take about an hour to reach by the southern expressway. Before the Portuguese arrival in the 16th century, it was known as Gimhathiththa. It was a major city of international trading because it was situated near a trading shipping path.
Persians, Arabs, Greeks, Romans, Malays, Indians, and the Chinese were doing business through Galle port. It was also a main port on the island during both the Portuguese period and Dutch colonial periods. Galle reached the height of its development in the 18th century, during the Dutch colonial period when the Galle fort also built. Galle named as a UNESCO world heritage site that has the largest remaining fortress in Asia built by European occupiers.