Thanks to its exotic, tropical locale and relaxed but buzzing energy, Galle is one of Sri Lanka’s must visit destinations. Built by the Dutch in 1663 over an original Portuguese structure, the town’s focal point is the old fort, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which sits on a promontory that juts out into the sparkling blue of the Indian Ocean. Within its old walls there are plenty of narrow streets to wander, architecture treasures to spot and boutique shops and galleries to browse. The coast surrounding Galle boasts some beautiful stretches of sand, and is also known for its turtle hatcheries, perfect for some post-tour relaxation.

Galle at a Glance

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GMT + 5.5
time difference
10.5 HOURS
flight time
100,000
population
Galle
Fort
famous landmark
Local
Fish
local food
Winter
best time to visit

Popular Holidays to Galle

Galle offers a wealth of wonderful sights and experiences. What better way to explore them than on a Wendy Wu tour?

Highlights of Sri Lanka Tour

15 days from £2,990pp
  • Lion Rock Fortress
  • Udawale Elephant Orphanage
  • Ancient Polonnaruwa
Pearl of the Indian Ocean Tour

16 days from £3,190pp
  • Ruins of Ritigala Jungle Monastery
  • St Clair's Falls
  • Udawalawe National Park
Spirit of Sri Lanka Tour

15 days from £3,190pp
  • Wilpattu National Park
  • Liam Rock in Sigiriya
  • Mahaweli River

Things To See In Galle

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