Galle - The Historic Image Of Sri Lanka

Built by Dutch in 1663, Galle is called a jewel with many historic images of centuries city that is a delight to explore. Along with its rich history, our Galle tours will offer you a great chance to discover the ancient mosques and churches, grand mansions, white-sandy beaches, and interesting museums. The old part of the city, known as Galle Fort which brings visitors an amazing collection of structures dating back through the centuries.

Galle travel guide information

Galle Quick Facts

Galle is one of the major cities in Sri Lanka, located on the southwestern tip and it is around 119 km from Sri Lanka’s capital – Colombo.

Being the administrative capital of Southern Province, Galle is also the district capital of Galle District.

For those who are a fan of cricket, Galle owns one of the most picturesque cricket grounds in the world – Galle International Stadium.

In 2020, the population of Galle is estimated at around 93,118 people in a total area of approximately 16.52 square kilometres (6.38 sq mi).

Best time to visit Galle, sri lanka

The ideal time to visit Galle is from January to March since the rainfall in this duration is the lowest. The temperature just fluctuates between 24°C and 32°C, and these months are excellent for water activities on the beaches of Hikkaduwa and Unawatuna. While May to September is off-season since this is the wettest months in the year.

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Colombo → Galle → Tissamaharama → Yala National Park → Bandarawela → Kandy → Dambulla → Negombo
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Visit the old Dutch Fort of Galle with many outstanding landmarks and nice beach views

Have the best chances of watching whales and dolphins in their natural habitat in Mirissa

Enjoy a fun jungle safari in Yala National Park with plenty of wildlife encounting opportunities

Stop by Ella town for stunning views of Ravana Falls and Small Adams Peak

Be immersed in the serene and tranquil atmosphere of Nuwara Eliya town

Admire the massive architecture of Sri Dalada Maligawa, the Temple of the Tooth of Buddha, in Kandy

Take a relaxing stroll around the royal botanical gardens of Peradeniya and the spice garden of Matale

Explore the famous rock monastery of Dambulla with cave temples and hundreds of Buddha statues

Go for a real Srilankan village experience in Habarana with a tuk tuk/bullock cart trip, and boat ride on a local lake

Marvel at the awe-inspiring sights of Sigiriya Fortress or the Lion Rock

Get up close to the Buddhist relics, Shiva Temples and ruins of the ancient city Polonnaruwa

Embark on a boat trip exploring Muthurajawela wetlands’ diverse ecosystem

Colombo → Galle → Tissamaharama → Yala National Park → Bandarawela → Kandy → Dambulla → Negombo
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Colombo → Kalpitiya → Sigiriya → Kandy → Belihuloya → Yala National Park → Galle
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Walk hand in hand on the golden sandy beaches, swim in the tropical waters or take a sunset boat ride in the lagoon of Kalpitiya

Enjoy romantic candle lit dinners by the beach/lake specially arranged for you

Soak in peace amidst nature in the unique Tree House of Sigiriya

Clim up Pidurangala Rock to see the mesmerizing views of the plains and forests at sunset

Admire the jaw-dropping sights and features of Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Trek at Hiriwadunna to learn about the local village lifestyle and join many activities, such as walking through the jungle, boating in a catamaran, tasting authentic cuisine,…

Visit Dambulla Rock Temple, famous for unique paintings and magnificent Buddha statues

Be immersed in the alluring charm of the ancient capital city of Kandy and its celebrated Temple of the tooth relic of Lord Buddha, Dalada Maligawa

Trek across the mountain, marvel at the gorgeous cascades, and enjoy canoeing in the Samanalawewa reservoir while in the eco-friendly tented camp of Belihuloya

Partake in several safaris for wildlife in Yala National Park

Enjoy sightseeing and some down time in the famous Galle Dutch Fort

Colombo → Kalpitiya → Sigiriya → Kandy → Belihuloya → Yala National Park → Galle

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