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Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Galle, Sri Lanka

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  1. Galle Dutch Fort

    #1 of 43 Things To Do in Galle
    Galle Dutch Fort

    Tags: Outdoors, Educational Site, Castle, Historical Site

    Address: 65a Lighthouse St, Fort, Galle, Sri Lanka

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Built by Portuguese and fortified by Dutch, Galle Fort is declared as one of the living world heritages as an exceptional presentation of ‘an urban ensemble, which illustrates the interaction of...Read more

  2. Jungle Beach

    #2 of 43 Things To Do in Galle
    Jungle Beach

    Tags: Outdoors, Beach, Entertainment

    Address: Rummassala, Unawatuna, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Located between Galle and Unawatuna, the jungle beach is a petite beach that can even be reached on foot. The beach is very easily accessible and is clearly visible from the Japanese Peace Pagoda in G...Read more

  3. Sinharaja Forest Reserve

    #3 of 43 Things To Do in Galle
    Sinharaja Forest Reserve

    Tags: Forest, Nature

    Address: Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Southern Province, Galle, Sri Lanka

    Timings: 06:30 am - 06:00 pm Details

    The Sinharaja Forest Reserve will be a true jungle experience with some wondrous adventures. Sinharaja is Sri Lanka’s last major undistributed rainforest of primary tropical vegetation. More tha...Read more

  4. Dutch Reformed Church

    #4 of 43 Things To Do in Galle
    Dutch Reformed Church

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Architecture

    Address: Church Street, Galle, Sri Lanka

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Dutch Reformed Church is an ancient construction which was erected in 1755. Elegant calamander was imported wood from Malaysia to make the pulpit of the church while the floor is paved with graves...Read more

  5. Ethamala Ella

    #5 of 43 Things To Do in Galle
    Ethamala Ella

    Tags: Outdoors, Sport, Wildlife Park, Waterfall

    Address: Pitabeddara, Matara, Sri Lanka

    Timings: 07:00 am - 06:30 pm Details

    Ethamala Ella is situated near Akurassa near Matara district. It got it name so as an elephant is said to have died after flowing along in the forceful water. The area around the waterfall is lively a...Read more

  6. Bundala National Park

    #6 of 43 Things To Do in Galle
    Bundala National Park

    Tags: Outdoors, National Park, Garden, Park

    Address: Bundala, Hambantota, Sri Lanka

    Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    Bundala National Park is a wetland sanctuary that harbors around 197 species of birds (resident and migratory), mainly the Greater Flamingos. It was selected as a wildlife sanctuary in 1969 and again ...Read more

  7. Japanese Peace Pagoda

    #7 of 43 Things To Do in Galle
    Japanese Peace Pagoda

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: Rumassala, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka

    Timings: 07:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    The Peace pagoda is the most peaceful attraction in Galle with tranquility oozing out of it. Located on top of the Rumasalla Mountain, the double stored white structure can be reached after a short tr...Read more

  8. Maritime Archeology Museum

    #8 of 43 Things To Do in Galle
    Maritime Archeology Museum

    Tags: Museum, Archaeological Site , Exhibition , Specialty Museum

    Address: Queens Street | Galle Fort, Galle 8000, Sri Lanka

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Located at a walking distance from the famous Galle fort, the interesting Maritime Archeology Museum showcases an impressive display of artifacts like the statues which were once washed ashore, ancien...Read more

  9. Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex

    #9 of 43 Things To Do in Galle
    Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex

    Tags: Museum, Outdoors, Nature, Exhibition

    Address: Galle - Matara Main Road | Koggala, Galle, Sri Lanka

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The fame and popularity of the Sinhalese author Martin Wickramasinghe brought the urge and inspiration to establish the Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex. Tall trees, short shrubs, birds, in a...Read more

  10. Mount Calvary Church

    #10 of 43 Things To Do in Galle
    Mount Calvary Church

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Outdoors, Historical Site

    Address: Hiniduma, Sri Lanka

    Timings: 07:30 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Maunt Calvary Church is located in Hiniduma, Galle. In this village, the crucifixion of Christ, on a hill aptly named mount Calvary opposite the Hiniduma Church is represented through a series of scen...Read more

  11. Madunagala Hermitage

    #11 of 43 Things To Do in Galle
    Madunagala Hermitage

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Outdoors, Historical Site

    Address: Madunagala, Hambantota, Sri Lanka

    Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    This serene spiritual destination is located at Madunagala in Hambantota district. This Buddhist Hermitage is one great place to visit if you are seeking inner peace.

  12. Kirala Kele

    #12 of 43 Things To Do in Galle
    Kirala Kele

    Tags: Outdoors, Water Body, Garden, Park

    Address: Matara, Sri lanka

    Timings: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Kirala Kelle is a mangrove forest covering an area of 750 acres and is reachable from Matra- Hakmana and Matara-Akuressa roads and 3 km from Matara. It comprises marshlands, irrigation cannels, a...Read more

  13. Rekawa Lagoon

    #13 of 43 Things To Do in Galle
    Rekawa Lagoon

    Tags: Outdoors, Beach, Observatory, Entertainment

    Address: Rekawa, Sri Lanka

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Rekawa lagoon is a beach area enriched with bio-diversity. Situated in the small village of Rekawa, it is filled with many species. A wide variety of wildlife – mammals, reptiles, aquatic creatu...Read more

  14. Hummayana

    #14 of 43 Things To Do in Galle
    Hummayana

    Tags: Outdoors, Beach, Geological Formation, Observatory

    Address: Kudawella, Dikwella, Sri Lanka

    Timings: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    The only blowhole in Sri Lanka, Hummayana, is well known attraction sight in southern province. Located at Kudawella, it is an amazing geological formation that spurts water high up in the air with a ...Read more

  15. Dooli Ella

    #15 of 43 Things To Do in Galle
    Dooli Ella

    Tags: Outdoors, Waterfall, Observatory, Entertainment

    Address: Neluwa, Galle, Sri Lanka

    Timings: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Dooli Ella is located in the southern fringe of Sinharaja Forest Reserve, around 120 km from Colombo. The fall emits a dust like spray by the flowing water and hence got its name as dust is called dul...Read more

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  • Save 7% Private Day Tour: Coastal Ride to Galle from Wadduwa
    Private Day Tour: Coastal Ride to Galle from Wadduwa New on TripHobo

    Duration: 11 Hrs

    Experience the magnificent southern coast of Sri Lanka with its beautiful coconut palm-fringed beaches and picturesque views....

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  • A night with villagers
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    Duration: 1 Days

    Spend a night in a traditional wattle and daub house of theirs and get hands-on experience of rural Sri Lankan life and cultu...

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  • Save 7% Private Tour: Yala National Park Safari from Galle
    Private Tour: Yala National Park Safari from Galle New on TripHobo

    Duration: 14 Hrs

    Experience an adventure in Yala National Park, located in the southeast of Sri Lanka. Ride in a soft-top jeep and view the na...

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    Sri Lanka - Pristine Beach Tour New on TripHobo

    Duration: 3 Days

    Highlights Enjoy the beach stay 6.30 am Whale/Dolphin Watching tour View Stilt Fishing Visit Unawatuna Beach A UNESCO d...

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