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The city of Galle is located in Sri Lanka’s Galle district. This district capital is accessed by either train or bus from Colombo, with journeys that offer stunning coastal views, or through the domestic Koggala Airport. There are several hotels located near the airport in the area of Illuketia.

With a long history of the Portuguese occupation of Sri Lanka, Galle is a great place to witness some of the colonial influence on the country as well as the region. The world heritage site of Galle Fort is still intact and a favorite destination among visitors to the area. In addition to providing a real glimpse into the country’s colonial past, it offers a beautiful outdoor space in which people like to walk around and get stunning views of the rest of the city.

Galle is a coastal city, and has an illustrious history as an important trade port for hundreds of years. Because of its coastal location, the city is home to several beautiful beaches such as Hikkaduwa Beach, with several hotels located along the waterfront for the ultimate vacation experience.

There’s much more to see and experience in Galle, and the interactive map on this page is a great way to find out where the attractions and hotels can be found in this interesting city.