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 Travel Guide
All Hotels in Galle
Galle hotels and resorts at the best rates, from five-star resorts such as Lighthouse Hotel, to budget accommodation Read More»
Founded in the 16th century, this town was overtaken by Portuguese seamen. Then the Dutch took over in 1640. The British Read More»
Galle Restaurants & Dining
While a majority of the local population is Sinhalese, there is an interesting minority living in the fort areas. They Read More»
In Galle the closest thing to nightlife can be found 10 km east of town at the Unawatuna Beach Resort. You can find a Read More»
Antiques, art and lace are the primary souvenirs that you can pick up at little shops and stalls at Galle. At the Galle Read More»
Some organized surfing takes place at Ahangama and is also home to stilt fishing, a technique where the fisherman sits Read More»
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