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