Best Things To Do in Galle, Sri Lanka

Whether you're visiting Galle for a few days or are a localite, Galle is sure to have something new for you. Explore our guide that tells you about the best tourist places to visit and things to do in Galle. This guide will give you an idea about the popular attractions, upcoming tourist spots, and off-beat things to do in Galle. This makes it easy to plan weekends or long vacations in Galle. We have compiled this cool stuff to do in Galle keeping in mind the points of interest for families, groups, and romantic couples. Looking at the activities for adventure junkies in Galle listed here will get the blood rushing and adrenaline pumping through your veins.

Check out free places to visit in Galle which you can visit without spending a penny. Handpicked tours, day trips, and excursions in Galle will make your visit comfortable. You will also find the opening and closing time, along with the time required to cover major attractions. This will help you to have a flawless plan without much hassle. We have also included eateries in Galle recommended by locals.

Tourist Attractions in Galle

Take a look at these famous tourist attractions in Galle that are a must-visit!

  1. #1 of 47 Things To Do in Galle
    - Used in 2762 itineraries
    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. #2 of 47 Things To Do in Galle
    - Used in 2295 itineraries
    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. #3 of 47 Things To Do in Galle
    - Used in 1122 itineraries
    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. #4 of 47 Things To Do in Galle
    - Used in 1839 itineraries
    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. #5 of 47 Things To Do in Galle
    - Used in 1060 itineraries
    Ethamala Ella

    Tags: Outdoors, Wildlife Park, Play, Neighborhoods

    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. #6 of 47 Things To Do in Galle
    - Used in 737 itineraries
    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. #7 of 47 Things To Do in Galle
    - Used in 1589 itineraries
    Japanese Peace Pagoda

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: Rumassala, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka

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

    Japan - Sri Lanka Peace Pagoda is one of the most important landmarks in Bandarawela. It is one of the 4 stupas in Sri Lanka that represent peace and harmony. This Buddhist temple welcomes locals and ...Read more

  8. #8 of 47 Things To Do in Galle
    - Used in 1085 itineraries
    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. #9 of 47 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. #10 of 47 Things To Do in Galle
    - Used in 848 itineraries
    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. #11 of 47 Things To Do in Galle
    - Used in 681 itineraries
    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. #12 of 47 Things To Do in Galle
    - Used in 891 itineraries
    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. #13 of 47 Things To Do in Galle
    - Used in 826 itineraries
    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. #14 of 47 Things To Do in Galle
    - Used in 407 itineraries
    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. #15 of 47 Things To Do in Galle
    - Used in 378 itineraries
    Dooli Ella

    Tags: Outdoors, Observatory, Entertainment, Adventure

    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

Activities And Tours

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