Sport in Galle

The world famous cricket ground, Galle International Stadium is centrally located in the town. Described as one of the world’s most scenic cricket grounds, it borders the Galle fort and the Indian Ocean. Home to Galle Cricket Club, the ground has a 35,000 capacity and hosted Tests and ODIs.

Getting to Galle

Bus – the bus station is located next to the cricket ground and has links to Colombo (3 hours), Hikkaduwa (30 minutes) and Matara (1 hour).

Train – if you are looking to get to/from Colombo, I would highly recommend taking the scenic train journey running alongside the Indian Ocean (2 hours). There are also services to Matara (1 hour), Mirissa (90 minutes) and Kandy (6½ hours). The railway station is approximately 1km away from the fort area of Galle.

Where to Stay

I would recommend staying in the Fort area of Galle, with the Frangipani Motel being right in the middle. Clean and comfortable, the owners offered a fantastic breakfast in the morning.

Rooms from £17 a night. Read other traveller’s reviews and book your stay on TripAdvisor by clicking on the links above, or search for other Galle accommodation by clicking here.

Food & Drink

The Pedlars Inn Cafe (Pedlar Street) offered fine food. However, if you are on more of a budget, Anura’s Resturant (Light House Street, Dutch Fort) is a good choice for a cheap eat.

Read other traveller’s reviews of bars and restaurants on TripAdvisor by clicking on the links above, or search for other Galle bars and restaurants by clicking here.

What to do in Galle

Galle is a fantastic place to stroll around, walk around its characteristic streets and round The Fort Walls.

Last Updated on February 24, 2021 by Sports Tourist

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