Described as one of the world’s most scenic cricket grounds, the Galle International Stadium 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.
Tenants: Galle Cricket Club, Sri Lanka Cricket
Address: Colombo Road, Galle 80000
Location & Travel to Galle International Stadium
The stadium is located next to the Fort area of Galle.
Airport: The closest international airport is in Colombo, 160km away from Galle.
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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: Galle Railway Station is a 5 minute walk from the stadium. 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 (1 hour) and Kandy (6½ hours).
Where to Stay in Galle
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.
Where to eat/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.