Located on the Southern coast of Sri Lanka, Galle is a town you can escape to away from the hustle and bustle of the busy city. The city of Galle has a distinct colonial air to it, and below you will find the perfect guide for your visit!
Best time to visit
Keeping in mind that Sri Lanka is a tropical island, the weather is warm all year-round. However, the best time to visit this southern city would be from February to April as there is lower rainfall and temperatures aren’t as scorching.
Hit the beach
Say you are holidaying at a Koggala beach resort the likes of Fortress Resort and Spa, heading to the Galle beach would only take you a mere 30-40 mins! Relax on the golden sands with your favourite book, or partake in some fun water sports while here for a little adventure on the beach!
Visit the Galle Fort
Filled with narrow bustling lanes and colonial relics, the Galle Fort is a must-visit when here in the city. Named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the fort is full of charm and captivates. Here you will come across the famous Lighthouse that dates back to 1848 but is very much in use today guiding ships to safety.
Shop on Pedlar Street
A street filled with hundreds of shops, boutiques and art galleries that sell all sorts of items, from spices and gems to handloom fabric and handicrafts to take home as souvenirs – Pedlar Street has it all!