Galle Tourism

Galle is a glorious fortress city in Sri Lanka, located at the southwestern part of the country. Pronounced as ‘Gawl’ in English and ‘Gaar-Le’ in Sinhala, it is the fourth largest city in Sri Lanka.

Galle, as of today, has developed to a great extent and stretches itself into the vicinity, but the heart of the town is the Galle Fort with all its old world charm, retaining the atmosphere of times of yore. Built by the Dutch, the Fort city has been standing since the early sixteenth century; from the Colonial periods of the Portuguese, Dutch and British to our present times. The city is declared as an Archaeological Reserve and has been recognized as a living World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

You can get many itineraries and vacation planners at TripHobo to help you in planning your trip to Galle.

Essential travel information and Galle tips for your visit

  • Enquire about the season’s hot favourites with Galle itinerary planners at TripHobo in advance.
  • Arrange for an English speaking auto driver and will be your tourist guide in the same amount that you will pay for traveling across the city.
  • Always negotiate and check with 2-3 auto rickshaw drivers before finalizing one.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Galle

  • Know the pollution level of Galle before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 87.5 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 87.5 (Very High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 75 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 75 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 100 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 87.5 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 100 (Very High)
  • How safe is Galle for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Galle.

    • Burglary and Theft 54.17 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 79.17 (High)
    • Car Stealing 50 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 55 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 37.5 (Low)
    • Drug offense 70.83 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 37.5 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 33.33 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Safety Index 46.52 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 100.86 (Very High)
    • Cost of Living Index 24.46 (Very Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 23.93 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 30.75 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Galle

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.02 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.65 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 17.69 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 29.48 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 28.85 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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