Galle
in Southern Province, Sri Lanka

Noteable things around
Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
6.037 and 80.217 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 6° 2' 12" and E 80° 13' 1"
Currency and Currency Code:
Rupee - LKR
Spoken languages:
Sinhala, Tamil, English
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 07:55 PM (Saturday)
Timezone: Asia/Colombo
UTC/GMT offset: 5.5 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:26 am and 6:18 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-0.850 and -91.033 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Santo Tomas
References
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Current travel safety evaluation for Sri Lanka in Southern Asia

Safety Score: 3,7 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning please reconsider your need to travel to Sri Lanka.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Sri Lanka. Last Update: 2022-01-29 08:18:27

Discover Galle

Galle in Southern Province with it's 93,118 citizens is a place in Sri Lanka about 67 mi (or 108 km) south-east of Colombo, the country's capital city.

Current time in Galle is now 07:55 PM (Saturday). The local timezone is named Asia / Colombo with an UTC offset of 5.5 hours. We know of 8 airports near Galle, of which one is a larger airport. The closest airport in Sri Lanka is Koggala Airport in a distance of 8 mi (or 12 km), East. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There are several Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site in Sri Lanka is Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications in a distance of 1 mi (or 2 km), South. If you need a hotel, we compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.

While being here, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Ratnapura, Colombo, Katunayaka, Badulla and Kandy. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 28°C / 83 °F

Morning Temperature 24°C / 75 °F
Evening Temperature 27°C / 81 °F
Night Temperature 26°C / 78 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 68%
Air Pressure 1011 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 5 km/h (3 mph) from North-East
Cloud Conditions Scattered clouds, covering 27% of sky
General Conditions Light rain

Sunday, 30th of January 2022

30°C (86 °F)
26°C (78 °F)
Light rain, light breeze, broken clouds.

Monday, 31st of January 2022

29°C (84 °F)
25°C (78 °F)
Light rain, light breeze, overcast clouds.

Tuesday, 1st of February 2022

29°C (85 °F)
25°C (77 °F)
Light rain, gentle breeze, broken clouds.

Hotels and Places to Stay

Fort Bazaar

Address
0,7 mi
26 Church Street, Galle Fort
Galle
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 12:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


La Clochette

Address
0,8 mi
52 Leynbaan Street, Galle Fort
Galle
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: - Checkin:
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Vista Kikili House

Address
0,1 mi
Kikili House, 32 Lower Dickson Road
Galle
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Panda House Villa

Address
0,7 mi
206/1 Old Matara Road, Pettigalawatha
80000 Galle
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Khalids Guest House Galle

Address
0,7 mi
102, Pedlar Street, Galle Fort
Galle
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 13:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Small House Boutique Guest House

Address
0,7 mi
2, Parawa Street
80000 Galle
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 13:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Vista Fort Thari Inn

Address
0,7 mi
10/2, Wikramasinghe Mw, Fort Galle
80000 Galle
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 12:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


56 by Deco (Managed by Deco on 44)

Address
0,7 mi
56 Lighthouse Street, Fort
80000 Galle
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Fortaleza Lighthouse Street

Address
0,7 mi
50 Lighthouse Street, Galle Fort
Galle
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Deco On 44

Address
0,7 mi
44 Lighthouse Street, Fort
Galle
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Videos from this area

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Galle Super Cross 2014

Published: February 27, 2014
Length: 27:32 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: JACQUES GUNAWARDENA


MAHA RAHATHUN WEDI MAGA OSSE ( Galle )

Published: September 03, 2013
Length: 12:42 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Akila

අති පූජ්‍ය රාජගිරියේ අරියඥාන ස්වාමීන්වහන්සේ විසින් ගාල්ලේ ගංගාරාමයේදී...


Sri Lanka,ශ්‍රී ලංකා,Ceylon,Galle,Grocery Store beside old market hall

Published: May 14, 2011
Length: 52:20 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: NickVenture1

Nearly all the products, including most unusual items are shown in this video about a typical Sri Lankan Grocery Store.About Galle: (Sinhala: ගාල්ල;Tamil: காலி) (pronounced...


Sri Lanka,ශ්‍රී ලංකා,Galle,ගාල්ල,Fishing with nets and market

Published: December 31, 2010
Length: 21:23 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: NickVenture1

Fishermen using a net to catch fish in a bay at Galle. The net is first launched from a little boat less than 500m from the beach. Once it is deployed the fisherman ashore will pull the entire...


Holiday Bungalows Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka Holidays - Galle Sri Lanka - Beach Hotels In Sri Lanka

Published: May 06, 2014
Length: 36:28 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Harshana Jayanetti

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Sri Lanka,ශ්‍රී ලංකා,Ceylon,shoe repair in Galle,ගාල්ල (01)

Published: January 02, 2011
Length: 06:38 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: NickVenture1

Immediate Shoe repair service offered on a side walk in Galle, beside the main bus and railway station. Galle (Sinhala: ගාල්ල;Tamil: காலி) (pronounced as one syllable in English,...


Galle Train Station in Sri Lanka - Video 1

Published: October 15, 2014
Length: 40:54 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: John U

The 10:30 AM train from Galle to Colombo was 180 Sri Lanka Rupees (US$1.38) for second class and took around 2 1/2+ hours. The 3:35 PM Intercity train with an a/c observation car seat was 800...


Im Seniorenheim von Galle

Published: March 06, 2013
Length: 43:15 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: The DogCareClinic e.V.

Seit September 2012 betreut das Team der Dog Care Clinic e.V. die Hunde der Senioren im Altersheim von Galle. Wenn Sie mehr erfahren - oder das Projekt unterstützen - wollen http://www.dogca...


Sri Lanka,ශ්‍රී ලංකා,Galle,ගාල්ල,Fishing with nets on the beach

Published: January 01, 2011
Length: 02:05 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: NickVenture1

"Eka Cia Panahai.. Kilo Eka..Labai Labai!!!" Fisherman using small PROA boats with nets to catch fish out off a bay at Galle. Upon their return from the sea the captured fish is sold immediately...


Sri Lanka,ශ්‍රී ලංකා,Ceylon,Galle,Fort School Excursion Day

Published: October 06, 2011
Length: 50:34 min
Rating: 1 of 5
Author: NickVenture1

School Excursion day in Galle Fort. Like the tide of an ocean the pupils float along the streets around the maritime museum. About Galle Fort:Galle fort was built first by the Portuguese,...


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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Richmond College (Sri Lanka)

Richmond College is a primary and secondary school in Galle, Sri Lanka. The school was started as a Galle High School in 1876 by Rev. George Baugh. Richmond College is now a well-established institution with a reputation as one of the finest schools in Sri Lanka. Approaching the end of its second century as a school, it has produced many prominent citizens, including two in the highest political positions, namely the current President, and a former Prime Minister.

Located at 6.05288, 80.2047 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Educational institutions established in 1814, Boys' schools in Sri Lanka, National schools in Sri Lanka, Schools in Galle, Schools with a Cadet Corps, Alumni of Richmond College (Sri Lanka)

Galle International Stadium

Galle International Stadium (Sinhala: ගාල්ල ජාත්‍යන්තර ක්‍රිකට් ක්‍රීඩාංගනය) (Tamil: காலி பன்னாட்டு அரங்கம்) is a cricket stadium in Galle, Sri Lanka, situated near the Galle fort and fringed on two sides by the Indian Ocean. It is considered to be one of the most picturesque cricket grounds in the world. Before being brought up to international cricket standards, it was known as ‘The Esplanade’, and is the home ground of the Galle cricket club.

Located at 6.03144, 80.2163 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Cricket grounds in Sri Lanka, Test cricket grounds in Sri Lanka, Buildings and structures in Southern Province, Sri Lanka, Galle

Mahinda College

Mahinda College is a Buddhist boys' school in Galle, Sri Lanka. The school was established on March 01, 1892 by the Buddhist Theosophical Society led by Colonel Henry Steel Olcott. Today it is a national school, which provides primary and secondary education and has a reputation as one of the leading Buddhist schools in Sri Lanka.

Located at 6.04972, 80.215 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Buddhist schools in Sri Lanka, Boys' schools in Sri Lanka, Educational institutions established in 1892, National schools in Sri Lanka, Schools with a Cadet Corps, Schools in Galle, Alumni of Mahinda College

St. Mary's Cathedral, Galle

The Cathedral of St. Mary, Queen of the Holy Rosary, is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Galle. It is a landmark in the City of Galle, Sri Lanka. The cathedral was built by the Society of Jesus at the end of the 19th century. The first bishop was the Belgian Jesuit Joseph Van Reeth. The Cathedral is central and important to the Catholics of South Sri Lanka, in the Diocese of Galle. The church is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Located at 6.03606, 80.2127 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Roman Catholic cathedrals of Sri Lanka, Buildings and structures in Southern Province, Sri Lanka, Galle

St. Aloysius' College (Galle)

St. Aloysius' College is one of the leading boys' schools in Southern Province of Sri Lanka. It is located in Galle, the capital city of Southern Province in Sri Lanka. The college was established in 1895 by Jesuit fathers. St. Aloysius' College is a national school, which provides primary and secondary education. The school takes the pride of producing world's one of the most renowned scientists, Late Prof. Cyril Ponnamperuma.

Located at 6.03583, 80.2122 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Boys' schools in Sri Lanka, Educational institutions established in 1895, National schools in Sri Lanka, Schools in Galle

China Garden

China Garden is a small town in Sri Lanka. It is located in Southern Province. The name is believed to refer to Chinese migrant labourers who were brought to the area for agricultural work in the early 19th century by Frederick North, then the colonial Governor of Ceylon.

Located at 6.03333, 80.2167 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in Southern Province, Sri Lanka

Dadalla

Dadalla is a small town in Sri Lanka. It is located within Southern Province.

Located at 6.05, 80.2 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in Southern Province, Sri Lanka

Galle Fort

Galle Fort, in the Bay of Galle on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards. It is a historical, archaeological and architectural heritage monument, which even after more than 423 years maintains a polished appearance, due to extensive reconstruction work done by Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka.

Located at 6.02583, 80.2175 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Forts in Sri Lanka, Portuguese forts, Buildings and structures in Southern Province, Sri Lanka, Galle

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This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Galle, غالي, Горад Гале, Гале, গালে, گالی, גאלה, गाल्ल, ゴール, გალე, 갈, Galė, ഗാലെ, गाली, गाल, Galla, Галле, ගාල්ල, Gálla, காலி, กอลล์, Ґалле, گال, 加勒