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Sri Lanka
Southern - Srilanka
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Places to Visit
How to Reach

By Bus

From Colombo you can take the train or bus. Both travel right next to the beach coast and have beautiful views. This is why getting in is one of the best things about Galle.

By Train

Depending on traffic, or how many stops the train makes, traveling from Colombo city can be anywhere from 2.5 to 4 hours.

Key places to visit
Kalutara temple, Seenigama temple, Fort's walls , Peace Pagoda, sailboat rally


Places to Visit

Kalutara temple

The Kalutara temple is a place you must not miss.

Seenigama temple

Always make a donation and say a prayer at Seenigama temple for good luck.

Fort's walls

    * A walk along the Fort's walls at sunset is very pleasant if you don't mind being hassled to buy table cloths, fake antique 'Dutch' coins, or powdered milk.

    Be wary of unauthorized local or foreign guides who offer you a walk round the Fort for a fee. Walking round the Fort is free. Local Authorities do not charge any fees.

Peace Pagoda

and the view from on a clear day is also quite lovely.

sailboat rally

An around the world sailboat rally (30 boats in 2007) stops in Galle. The rally sails west to the country of Djibouti on the African Continent. Generally, from January to March boats sail in the direction of the Suez Canal.

Right Time to Visit

January - April
October - December


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