Rent a tuktuk in Galle, Sri Lanka!

Galle/Unawatuna

Galle is a city situated on the South West coast of Sri Lanka. Galle is famous for the Galle Fort which was built in the 16th century by the Portuguese colonists. Galle reached its development stages during the 18th century during the Dutch era. Known to be a World Heritage site and also Asia’s largest remaining fortress developed by the European occupiers.   

Sights in Galle/Unawatuna

Galle Lighthouse

Sri Lanka’s oldest lighthouse dating back to 1848, and rebuilt at the height of 26m. You can find this delightful lighthouse inside the ancient Galle Fort which is a UNESCO world heritage site and not to forget one of the main tourist attractions  You can find this location here

Galle Dutch Fort

One of the oldest fortresses in the world and is also a UNESCO heritage site, the Galle Dutch Fort is mesmerizing. As of now many shops, cafes and restaurants have occupied the lower part of the fort exploring the history. There is so much more to explore. You can find the location of the fortress here.

Dutch Reformed Church

Located within the premises of the Galle Fort, the dutch reformed church was built by the Dutch back in 1755 and is one of the oldest protestant churches used in the country. One of the amazing features of this church is the organ and an imposing pulpit made from calamander wood and topped by a grand hexagonal canopy. You can find this location here.

Japanese Peace Agoda

A small temple built closer to the beachside. The view of the sunset and its ocean view is breathtaking. You can find this location here

Jungle Beach

A small sandy beach that has a brilliant vibe to it. Small shops and cafes along the coast help to keep this wonderful place clean as the ocean water is beautiful and amazingly clean. One of the best places to snorkel and swim during the season. Location to this amazing beach, click here

Food & Drinks

AQUA Fort

An Authentic Italian restaurant with delicious food, definitely worth for its price. Its menu consists of a wide variety of items from starters, main courses, and desserts. For the location of the restaurant click here.

ABACATE

A cozy family-run business creating memorable dining experiences for its customers by its amazing service and authentic Sri Lankan food items. It would cost between $5 – $9 per person to dine here. For the location of the restaurant click here.

Sugar Bistro

Located inside the old Dutch hospital, Sugar Bistro has its own calming atmosphere with dining space available under the sky. It would cost between $10 – $15 per person to dine here. For the location of the restaurant click here

A Min by tuktuk Restaurant

Facing towards the ocean, this restaurant is praised by many for its quick service and wonderful staff. Price ranging from $9 – $13 per person. For the location of the restaurant click here.

Accommodation

Megabe Villa

This small villa is facing the Galle lagoon with a spacious garden and clean and spacious rooms. The price per night is affordable as $11 – $12 for two people. For the location of the resthouse click here.

Abundia Homestay

A wonderful homestay with great staff, a calm and quiet location with a great atmosphere. It would cost between $20 – $25 per night for two people. For the location of the hotel click here

Cocobay Unawatuna

This hotel is a boutique style hotel set in a calm and peaceful beach. A 3 star hotel with great service, this hotel would cost $95 to $ 100 per night for two people. For the location of the hotel click here.

HOW TO GET TO GALLE/UNAWATUNA FROM COLOMBO

 

How to get to Galle from Colombo by train

You could take the train from Colombo Fort to Galle, from Sunday to Monday and trains are available several times a day. The journey would last for 3 hours 10 minutes to Galle and would cost you around Rs 150 to Rs 250 for second-class (which will most of the time guarantee you a seat).

How to get to Galle from Colombo by bus

From Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus terminal you could hop into a bus directly to Galle (route 2 – 1 ). Would cost around Rs 155 – Rs. 200, and take around 2 hours 30 minutes.

How to get to Galle from Colombo by taxi

You can also arrange a private vehicle and driver to take you via a rental car or use one of the apps named Uber or Pick me (Sri Lankan app). This is the fastest but most expensive way to travel. It will take approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes from Colombo to Galle. The ride would cost you around Rs 11,000 – Rs 13,000.

How to book a tuktuk in Galle/Unawatuna

  1. RESERVE YOUR TUKTUK.
  2. Check your mail inbox for the confirmation email.
  3. Upload your license details through the link in the email.
  4. Get ready at your requested booking time at Indian Hut Restaurant.

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