Galle Travel guide 2020

Brief of Galle

Galle is a city on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka. It’s known for Galle Fort, the fortified old city founded by Portuguese colonists in the 16th century. Stone sea walls, expanded by the Dutch, encircle car-free streets with architecture reflecting Portuguese, Dutch and British rule. Notable buildings include the 18th-century Dutch Reformed Church. Galle Lighthouse stands on the fort’s southeast It

Galle Gate Sri Lanka
Galle Street Sri Lanka

How to reach Galle

Distacne : Colombo to Bentota 2h and 40 Min, 153 Km 

Reach Galle by Bus

There is direct buses from Colombo / Airport to Galle . If you journey from Airport, it will take you around four hour ten minutes to reach Galle every forty minutes you can get buses. On the other hand, if you travel from Colombo to Galle it will take 2 hours direct buses.

Reach Galle by Train 

Once you arrive the Airport you need to take Bus  Airport to Colombo fort station  (route no. 187). The trains are leaves from the Colombo Fort train station for Galle every 3 hours.

How is the weather of Galle

Galle  weather is tropical in nature and it is influenced by monsoon winds. All most all the year, this place has a temperature around 29°C. the place always hot and humid. At the time of two rainy seasons (from March to December), the rainfall would be quite heavy. Galle is in the south coast region of Sri Lanka. 

How about nightlife in Galle

Galle Beach nightlife is quite mellow, so if you want a more laid-back vibe when you go out at night, this is perfect for you. However, for those looking for a bit of dancing and excitement, And if you want to enjoy a couple of drinks, you will not be disappointed by the Galle Beach bars. You can go bar-hopping from upscale ones to those that are more casual and affordable there is a bar for every budget in this part of the island nation.

38 Places to visit in Galle & Around

  1. Galle Fort Clock Tower
  2. Galle Dutch Fort
  3. Dutch Reformed Church
  4. Galle Lighthouse
  5. The National Museum of Galle
  6. Jungle Beach
  7. Japanese Peace Pagoda
  8. Hikkaduwa Beach
  9. Old Gate, Galle Fort
  10. Historical Mansion Museum
  11. Narigama Beach
  12. Galle Harbour

13. Sea Turtle Hatchery
14. Dewata Beach
15. Maritime Museum
16. Unawatuna Beach
17. St Joseph’s Chapel
18. St. Mary’s Cathedral, Galle
19. Koggala Beach
20. Mahamodara Sea Turtle Hatchery Centre
21. Bentota Beach
22. Meeran Jumma Mosque
23. Mihiripenna Beach
24. Yatagala Raja Maha Viharaya
25. Dalawella Beach


26. Lighthouse Beach
27. Akurala Beach
28. Sithuvili Gallery
29. Sri Sudharmalaya Buddhist Temple
30. Sinharaja Forest Reserve
31. Sahana Beach
32. Sinharaja Forest Reserve
33. Bentota Beach
34. Old Slave Quarters
35. Pitiwella Beach
36. Beach of Bonavista
37. Mirissa Beach
38. Induruwa Beach