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Travel Guide Asia Sri Lanka Galle

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Introduction

The coastal town of Galle is 116 kilometres from Colombo by road or rail, down the southwest coast. Both routes are picturesque, following the coastline closely for much of the way. With the development in past years, the town has grown greatly and spreads into the hinterland but the Fort or the Rampart is the slow-beating heart of Galle’s history. The city sorrounded by thick walls has stood since the early sixteenth century, through the colonial periods of the Portuguese, Dutch and British and in our present times is proclaimed as an Archaeological Reserve and been identified as a World Heritage site.

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Sights and Activities

  • Galle Fort

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Sleep

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PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Fort Inn Guest House31 Pedlar StreetGuesthouse81
Khalid's Guest House102 pedlar street fort galleGuesthouse-
Lighthouse Lodge62B Light House Street FortHotel-
Ocean View Guesthouse80 Light House StreetGuesthouse77
Galle Heritage Villa by Jetwing71, Light House Street FortHotel-
Sri Mathie Villa & Boutique HotelMeepe, Katukurunda HabaraduwaHOTEL-
Mango HouseNo. 03, Leyn Bann Cross Street Fort, GalleHotel-
Fort Bliss Galle84 Lighthouse StreetHotel-
Thenu Rest Guest House12 Hospital Street, FortGuesthouse-
Millennium RestNo: 70 A,Church Street FortHotel-
Sanras Holiday HomeNo 318A, Galle Road DadallaGuesthouse-
travelers tree67 Pedlers Street Galle FortHostel-
Templeberg VillaBarbaragoda Road, off Akuressa Road KaduruduwaGUESTHOUSE-

Mid-Range

  • Lady Hill Hotel - A lovely small hotel located at 29, Upper Dickson road with a good view of the city. It is a converted colonial mansion which draws lots of English tourists. Lovely reception area, dining and swimming pool area. Rooms are comfortable though weathered. Friendly staff. Prices are cheap for Galle, around US$40 per night for Sri Lankans and slightly more for others.
  • Koggala Beach Hotel - An iconic property that encompasses all the charm and colour that one of the best beachfronts in Sri Lanka Phone: (+94) 91 228 3243, Price: USD 112 - 187
  • Club Koggala Village - A hive of vacation activity that is specially designed with the club concept in mind! Phone: (+94) 91 228 2511, Price: USD 96 - 187
  • The Long Beach Resort Koggala - One of Koggala's finest star properties set amidst 1km of the South's softest sands on this idyllic beachfront Phone: (+94) 91 228 3332, Price: USD 100 - 187

Upscale

  • Galle Fort Hotel - A luxury hotel located within the old Dutch fort and single rooms start from around US$160.

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Phone

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Quick Facts

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Coordinates
  • Latitude: 6.0308
  • Longitude: 80.2387

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