Best Months to Visit: May and September
Recommended Duration: 1 Day
Popular for: Fort, Beach
Currency: Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR)
Area: 16.52 km²
Population: 99,478 (2011)
Province: Southern Province
Area code: 091
Sub-Region: Galle District
Galle is known as the fortified beach city of the Portuguese which is situated along the southwestern coast of Sri Lanka. This place is prominently famous for the presence of the Galle Fort which is one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites that has been playing historical and cultural importance from the colonial era. There are a lot of attractove spots that you can count on namely, Dutch Reformed Church, Old Dutch Hospital, Galle Clock Tower and Galle Lighthouse along with the National Maritime Museum, also located at the fort, which takes you back to the beautiful history of the country with the display of art and artefacts which is more than 800 years old. All the nature and wildlife lovers can find their way to the Historical Mansion Museum, that has antiques along with the Galle Literary Festival that is held and conducted by the local people out there.
Best Time to Visit Galle
The most favorable time to pay a visit to Galle is during the months from December to March as rainfall is the lowest at this time of the month and supports transfer and sightseeing. To travel conveniently and fast to Sri Lanka's Galle, you must travel via airways from Bangalore, Tirupati and Tiruchirappalli to Colombo or take a train to the Galle railway station which is connected to major places for its well connected routes. For more information on holiday package to Sri Lnaka contact Swan Tours or call 011 23415601.