The coastal town of Galle is a time capsule that will take you back to the Dutch colonial era. The Galle Fort is magnificent, and once you enter the fort, you might imagine yourself to be in a beach town in Portugal. It’s a world heritage site and the natural harbor and ocean setting makes it even more spectacular.

Top 5 things to do

  • Explore the ramparts of the Galle Fort
  • Embark on a whale watching adventure and even deep sea fishing
  • Enjoy international cricket at the Galle International Stadium
  • Be enchanted at the turtles hatchery
  • Visit the various museums, arts and crafts shops

Top 5 hotels

  • The Fortress
  • Amangalla
  • Kahanda Kanda
  • Galle Fort Hotel
  • Illuketia


  • Pedlar’s Inn Café (Western)
  • Dick’s Bar – The Sun House (Western)
  • Serendipity Arts Café (Sri Lankan)
  • The Lady Hill Rooftop Restaurant (Fusion)
  • Kingfisher Restaurant and Lounge (Seafood)