Galle Fort

Galle Fort was built by the Portuguese in the 16th century as a way to protect Galle city from invading Tamils. Galle Fort was further expanded and strengthened by the Dutch in 1640. Occupying a total land area of 36 hectares, the Galle fort, encircled by a continuous rampart, is interrupted by 14 massive bastions.  More

Dutch Reformed Church

Dutch reformed church, located close to the new entrance to the fort, was built by a Dutch Army officer at the site of a previous Portuguese church in Galle in 1754. More

Dutch Museum

Dutch Museum contains paintings, prints, documents, furniture, ceramics and various artifacts from the Dutch colonial era reflecting the art and culture of the Southern Province. More

Turtle Hatchery

Turtle hatchery, operated by the Wild Life Protection Society of Sri Lanka, was established in 1981 to protect Sri Lanka’s turtles from extinction. Huge tanks filled with new born turtle hatchlings can be seen here. More

Unawatuna Beach

Unawatuna Beach, located 5 km southward around the coast of Galle, is a beautiful tourist destination, believed to rank amongst the twelve best beaches in the world. Sleepy peaceful clear waters of unawatuna are famous for safe bathing. More

Kottawa Rain Forest

About 17 km from Galle, the Kottawa Rainforest and Arboretum is on Udugama Road, just half an hour’s drive from Galle. It is a part of the Kottawa Kombala Conservation Forest of 1,800 hectares. It has a wide track which runs for a kilometer or less through the gloom of the rainforest. More

Hiyare Rain Forest

Hiyare reservoir, located about 14 km from Galle on the Udugama Road, is a natural reservoir situated in the district of Galle,. Hiyare reservoir is bordered by 600 acres of secondary lowland rainforest established in 1911 and is frequented by tourists for its shear natural beauty. More


Ahangama is famous for a unique type of fishing technique that is called Silt fishing. Ahangama is a very beautiful tourist spot to enjoy during sunset. More

Rumassala Sanjivani Drops

Rumassala, located 125 km from Colombo near Galle, also known as Buona Vista, is a beautiful spot that features in the Ramayana. As per legends, it was the home of the queen Sita during exile. More


Koggala, near Galle is the hometown of a famous local writer Martin Wickramasinghe. His old residence is converted into the museum of Folk, Art & Culture with an excellent display of local folk items of the early 20th century. More

National Maritime Museum

National Maritime museum, located within the Fort of Galle in a colonial Dutch ware-house, displays the fauna & flora of the sea. Artifacts consist of preserved material and scaled down models of whales and fishes and underwater archaeology. Generally, all the resources of the sea are displayed in National Maritime Museum. More