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Galle is a city in the south west coast of Sri Lanka, 125 km south of the capital Colombo.

Back in the 14th century it was the main port on the island attracting trade from Persians, Arabs, Greeks to name just a few. The Portuguese arrived 100 years later and after some resistance from the locals they took the city by force. It wasn’t until 1640 when they had to surrender to the Dutch. The Dutch subsequently built the famous Galle Fort.

The Galle Fort part of the city is arguably one of the best examples of a fortified city in southern Asia and is home to the largest remaining fortress (built by Europeans) in Asia. The City’s National Maritime Museum is another one of it’s highlights and is home to one of Sri Lanka’s best collections of maritime artifacts. Visitors can also explore the important St Mary’s Cathedral and the delightful 5 star luxury hotel Amangalla (formerly New Oriental Hotel).

Just outside the fort you will find the Galle International Cricket Stadium. Recently rebuilt and standing with the Indian Ocean lapping at both sides, this popular sports stadium is home to the local Galle Cricket Club.

To get you started with planning your holiday to Galle, we have showcased below some popular itineraries requested by our clients which we hope will inspire your visit to Sri Lanka

Galle Fort | Galle | Sri Lanka
Colombo: Dutch Galle
1 day FROM $199

Step back in time in postcolonial Galle on the south west coast of Sri Lanka and explore the city’s wonderful 17th century defence fort, browse historical treasures in the Galle National Museum, and take a scenic cruise along the Madhu River on this Sri Lanka Day Tour.

Tailormade Holidays to Galle

On the Go are expert at planning holidays in Sri Lanka — tailored to suit your individual requirements. Please have a look at some of the tailormade itineraries below that we have created for our clients which include Galle.

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