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.
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.
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.
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.
Galle Cricket Club Official Website
Sports Tourist Galle City Guide
Last Updated on February 24, 2021 by Sports Tourist