Galle Lighthouse

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  • Address: Gale , Sri Lanka, Galle
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free

Galle Lighthouse - Review

Galle Lighthouse is an offshore Lighthouse in Galle, Sri Lanka and is operated and maintained by the Sri Lanka Ports Authority. This is Sri Lanka's oldest light station dating back to 1848, but the original lighthouse was destroyed by fire in 1934.

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  • Galle Lighthouse Address: Gale , Sri Lanka, Galle
  • Galle Lighthouse Timing: 24-hrs
  • Galle Lighthouse Price: Free
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Things to Know Before Visiting Galle Lighthouse

  • 25.27% of people who visit Galle include Galle Lighthouse in their plan

  • 73.58% of people start their Galle Lighthouse visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Galle Lighthouse

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Galle Lighthouse

People normally club together Galle Fort Hotel and Seagreen Restaurant while planning their visit to Galle Lighthouse.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Galle Lighthouse, Galle Reviews

  • Visited: Sep 6, 2018. Nice spot to chill out in the evening. There are ample benches all along the fort where you can watch the sun go down. We saw couple of daredevil jumpers jump into the ocean from the ramparts near the light house. Expect some crowd in the evenings.

  • A nice outpost looking over the sea. Nothing special about this place but you are able to walk round it and take a photo. At the end of the day it’s there to serve a purpose, but not used any more. Well kept, if you are walking along the fort then it’s nice to see it. Look good st sun set

  • Historic monument in Galle. Entry is restricted. Not allowed to go inside and up the lighthouse. From outside it is nice for photos.

  • This is Sri Lanka's oldest light station dating back to 1848, but the original 24.5-metre-high (80 ft) lighthouse built by the British was located about 100 metres (330 ft) from the current site; however, it was destroyed by fire in 1934. The existing 26.5-metre-high (87 ft) lighthouse was erected here in 1939. The original light was furnished with a glass prism lens floating in a bath of mercury (to reduce friction) and was powered by a weight driven machine. The light station is within the walls of the ancient Galle Fort, a UNESCO world heritage site and well known tourist attraction. The lighthouse is strategically located at the southern end of the promontory, built approximately 6 metres (20 ft) above the road level on the ramparts, at what is known as the Point Utrecht Bastion, giving it full view of any ships entering Galle Harbour.

  • It is just a lighthouse as you would find anywhere else in the world. It is said that original lighthouse was destroyed sometime back and this is a rebuilt version. You can take couple of pics around it but not allowed to go inside.

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