The Best of Galle Fort

The Best of Galle Fort

Hotels in Galle

Though the crazy monsoon weather we experienced during our two weeks in Galle soured our moods and ruined planned excursions, it did give us the chance to explore the Fort neighborhood in full — particularly its restaurants, cafes and bars. Here were some of our favorite spots during our time there.

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For Food: Indian Hut – Yes, they may have brazenly ripped off the name and logo of Pizza Hut, but I hate that restaurant, so this counts in their favor. You’re not going to find a cheaper or tastier meal anywhere in the otherwise overpriced fort. With its great upstairs location looking out over the southern ramparts, a menu packed with Indian and Chinese favorites, and down-to-earth prices, we found ourselves at Indian Hut over and over again. The main branch just outside the city requires a 250 rupee tuk-tuk ride, but is bigger and cozier.

For Working: The Heritage Cafe – A number of cafes in Galle Fort offer wi-fi, but the only place where I found it to be reasonably stable was at the Heritage Cafe, on the corner of Pedlar and Lighthouse. Heritage opened just six months ago in the Fort’s old bakery, and offers good coffee and comfortable tables nicely secluded from the hustle of town. Plus, service is speedy and the staff is uniformly nice.

For the Sunset: Fort Dew – One of the only places in town where you can get a reasonably-priced beer, and blessed with the best western view in Fort. And the most amazing thing is that it’s nearly always empty. Just go up to the top floor around 6pm and take a seat for the show.

For Sleeping: Sea Green Hotel – We couldn’t have been happier with our choice of accommodation in Fort. The rooms are nicely priced, clean, comfortable and air-conditioned. The small staff is friendly and willing to assist in any request. There’s a roof deck and a mid-level veranda with views that rival Fort Dew’s, and an adjoining restaurant with decently-priced, yummy food. Link: Seagreen Guesthouse Galle

For Cheap Eats: The Kiosk in Court Square – When you just want a lunchtime rotti, you won’t find a better one than at the kiosk just across from the Magistrate Court. It’s extremely popular with locals and our rottis were always freshly prepared. Grab a couple, then head onto the ramparts for a great lunch.

Enjoy our final images of both the new town of Galle and its Fort — a cool, and very individual corner of Sri Lanka.

Galle on our Sri Lanka Map
Guesthouses in Galle

Dutch Church
Churches of Galle
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Galle-Railway-Station
New Town Galle
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Shopping Galle
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Outside Galle Fort
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Freezing in Galle
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No Horning in Galle
Hotels in Galle
Galle Grows
Souvenirs Sri Lanka
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Galle Tower
Galle Rock
Sri Lanka Festivals
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Galle Marathon
March Galle
Elephant Plant
Galle Fort Hotel
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Mansion Galle
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Mirror Room Sri Lanka
Nap Time In Galle
Cool Car Galle
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Flat Tire Sri Lanka
Galle Shed
Laundry Galle
Lilly
Galle Corner
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Sunset Cricket
Mamas Roof Top Galle
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Peddlars Inn
Galle Flip Flops
Muslims in Galle
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Galle Cat

7 Comments

  • Angela

    Beautiful pictures and a great roundup. Can’t wait to try out your recommendations when we one day make it to Sri Lanka. It’s on our list because of you two. Besos grandes!!

    May 2, 2012 at 12:13 am
  • Dre

    Wow.. Great collection of photos..!

    May 2, 2012 at 8:19 am
  • Rick

    Where would you find a bar serving Guinness around the Fort area?

    November 3, 2012 at 7:22 pm
  • Jeannie

    Great pictures thanks we’re inspired.

    January 8, 2013 at 1:21 am
  • T

    We are heading to Sri Lanka this month…amazing pictures have me inspired for the trip

    September 28, 2013 at 7:36 pm
  • Terry Farrell

    We had a half day visit to Galle a couple of years ago. We are returning again at the end of this month (Oct 20123) and staying in Galle. Your photos have really whetted the appetite for our sojourn.

    October 3, 2013 at 8:01 pm
  • udaya

    Some lovely photos of Galle . Thank you for leaving it open for all 

    October 7, 2014 at 3:06 am
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