Galle, Sri Lanka

The city of Galle is a favourite for travellers wishing to gain an insight into Sri Lankan history and cultures.

Located in the southern region of the country, it is full of magnificent sights and sounds that will forever be part of a Sri Lankan memory. Galle is a microcosm of Sri Lankan society, resonating with magnificent sights and sounds. If you are on holiday in Sri Lanka, Galle is definitely worth a visit.

Why Visit Galle

  • Wander along the ramparts of Galle Fort at sunset
  • Visit Galle’s museums, arts, and craft shops
  • Eat chilli prawns overlooking Galle’s rooftops

About Galle in Sri Lanka

The main focal point for travellers to Galle is the amazing architectural UNESCO Galle Fort. The fort was built in the 17th century and showcases the defensive and aesthetic architectural features of 17th century Sri Lankan buildings. The fort is still used today as part of a working community, populated with administrative offices and courts, along with bustling streets that stretch from Galle’s historic district. Within its grounds you will find Galle Fort Hotel, the largest private house inside the Dutch ramparts of the UNESCO site. It has been wonderfully renovated and converted into a luxurious seven suite hotel, providing a tremendously relaxed and calm atmosphere away from the hectic city.

Galle Beaches

Home to two of the world's best beaches, Thalpe and Unawatuna, which sprawl nearby, the Galle region is the perfect destination for a cultural holiday by the sea.

Hotels in Galle

Accommodation in Galle ranges from the sympathetically restored hotel of Amangalla, with sublime services and attention to detail to 25 Rampart Street featuring an elegant combination of colonial charm and modern amenities located in Galle Fort

our Travel Experts Recommend

Visiting the coast for a day. Take a private boat and spot humpback and the blue whales off the coast from November to April.

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