Plan YourHoliday in Galle

The historic city of Galle lies on the south coast of Sri Lanka, and is one of the most popular coastal holiday destinations on the island.  The many wonderful places to visit and fun and relaxing things to in Galle and its surroundings make it a destination that is appealing to all types and all ages of travellers.

Easily accessible from Colombo via the Southern Expressway, Galle is a city that has a unique blend of historic charm and modern culture. Beach activities are probably the most popular attraction here. A number of beautiful, palm fringed beaches from the popular Unawatuna Beach to the slightly more secluded Mihiripenna Beach allow you to catch the sun, take a dip in the warm tropical waters, snorkel or scuba dive.

The historic Galle Fort is one of the most iconic structures of the city, and is a must visit attraction. The Fort has an intriguing history, and is interestingly still very much a hub of activity. See our guide for a heritage tour of Galle.

If you are a lover of nature and the outdoors, there are a number of exciting places to experience the beauty of nature while you are in Galle. Some of the locations are a little further away from the city, however, they can easily be visited on a day trip. Food tours, spa therapies and parties are also great activities to add to your itinerary.

Families can expect to have a fulfilling and fun holiday, while couples can experience romance in this wonderful heritage city. Our travel guides below will help you plan the best holiday!