Galle

Everything you Need to Know about Galle - Sri Lanka

Galle is the capital city of the Southern Province of Sri Lanka. The town has a World Heritage Site to its name and that is predominantly responsible for its popularity with tourists. This is the 300-year-old Dutch Fort, but there are other historical buildings to view as well. If you are visiting from Colombo you can take the train or the bus to get to Galle.

The route is a coastal one and offers spectacular views along the way. The journey will not take more than three to four hours. Once in Galle Town your best bet to travel around in a tuk tuk or if you prefer you can walk around the town as well; it gives a better feel of the place.


Galle Hotels Galle Hotels

Galle hotels and resorts at the best rates, from five-star resorts such as Lighthouse Hotel, to budget accommodation like Amangalla, you are sure to find what you are looking for. Read More...

 
Galle Attractions Galle Attractions

Founded in the 16th century, this town was overtaken by Portuguese seamen. Then the Dutch took over in 1640. The British arrived in the 18th century. Read More...

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While a majority of the local population is Sinhalese, there is an interesting minority living in the fort areas. They are known as the Sri Lankan Moors and are descendants of Arab seafarers. Read More...

 
Galle Nightlife Galle Nightlife

In Galle the closest thing to nightlife can be found 10 km east of town at the Unawatuna Beach Resort. You can find a semblance of nightlife here.  Read More...

Galle Shopping Galle Shopping

Antiques, art and lace are the primary souvenirs that you can pick up at little shops and stalls at Galle. At the Galle Fort you can pick up semiprecious stone jewelry set in silver on Church Street. Read More...

 
Galle Activities Galle Activities

Some organized surfing takes place at Ahangama and is also home to stilt fishing, a technique where the fisherman sits on stilts in the ocean to catch fish. Read More...

Galle Map Galle Map

Our interactive map (and satellite views) displays all available hotels with photos, facilities and guest comments as well as attractions, landmarks and other items of interest with links to relevant information pages. The perfect way to find your way around and see where everything actually is. Read More...

 

 

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