Galle tour packages & holidays

Galle as a tour and holiday destination

Located 119 kilometers from Colombo, Galle is one of the many major cities located in the southwestern tip of Sri Lanka. This area owes much to the Gin River, which connects it to auxiliary areas such as Baddegama, Wakwella, Neluwa, Thelikada, and Nagoba. This river did not only make trading and traveling between cities possible centuries ago, but it also serves as the main trading channel for farmers and other workers nowadays. It also makes way for cultural and social interaction between the cities. Mixing the key points of Sri Lankan culture from adhering locals, Galle is an artistic, cultural, and economic melting pot that offers tourists and locals alike an in-depth look into the culture of the country.

Things to do in Galle

There are different local establishments that serve as perfect attractions for those who are looking for gastronomical adventures. Street vendors and family-run stalls will give you a taste of authentic Galle delights. Bigger and more elegant establishments and restaurants are also available to those who are willing to splurge on food and drink. Good grub is fairly cheap in this city, so you do not have to worry about spending a big part of your vacation budget on food and drinks.

Holiday tours that go around the city are usually packed with sightseeing opportunities and adventures. Since the Sri Lankans have a highly religious culture, numerous temples line the streets. Spending a few minutes in the Kalutara Temple, Galle should be one of the key items in your itinerary. You can also visit the Peace Pagoda to get a clear view of the Galle Fort. Visit the stalls located all over the Fort for the best shopping finds and witness how local trade transpires. Goods are sold for fairly affordable prices as well, since peasants and small-time manufacturers personally ply their goods to locals and foreigners.

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Countries visited: Sri Lanka

Your Sri Lankan holiday mystique begins as soon you arrive: the rich green foliage, the multicoloured Buddhist flags, and the kaleidoscope of saris, fruits, jewellery and spices on display in the markets.

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