Galle travel guide

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You're Going to Love Galle

Galle is the place to go when you need to return to a simpler pace of life and the rush of Colombo has you longing for beautiful coastlines, delectable food, and traditions of craft passed down through the generations. There is a distinct Portuguese influence here in the architecture, temples, and cuisine.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Galle

What to do in Galle

When to Visit Galle

The best time to visit Galle is in the spring, from February to April. There is low rainfall and pleasant temperatures that hover around 73.

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How to Get to Galle

Airports near Galle

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Where to Stay in Galle

For a taste of history along with luxury, there's no place quite like the Tamarind Hill. Modest but comfortable accommodations await you at Templeberg Villa. For a spot that's light on the pocket, book a stay at the Rampart View Guest House.

Popular Neighborhoods in Galle

Where to stay in popular areas of Galle

Most booked hotels in Galle

How to Get Around Galle

The Cost of Living in Galle

Shopping Streets

Within Galle Fort is some of the best shopping. You'll find local shops full of hand-woven textiles, artworks, and jewelers.

Groceries and Other

A quart of milk costs LKR160 and a dozen eggs costs LKR185.

Cheap meal
Cheap meal
$1.64
A pair of jeans
A pair of jeans
$19.19
Single public transport ticket
Single public transport ticket
$0.23
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$1.96

Where to Eat in Galle

Head to the Lighthouse Hotel where you can enjoy an authentic Sri Lankan, all-you-can-eat-style buffet for just LKR1,200.