When we were there:
Early July, although it wouldn’t really matter when you visit Galle.
Where we stayed:
We visited Galle while we were staying in Mirissa. The first time we hired a tuk tuk 1000 lkr and then caught one of the crazy busses back for 60 lkr. If you do want to catch the bus it goes from Galle to Mirissa and on the Matara bus, and is quite easy and direct. Don’t sit in the front seats they are reserved for the Monks.
Where we ate:
Galle Fort is quite a tourist hot spot, you can find plenty of restaurants and cafes to suit all budgets. We found a great little cafe called Poonies which is quite westernised but the food was delicious and a great break from lots of curry.
Stuff we did:
Galle Fort is a great place to wonder around and check out all of the boutique shops. If you’re lucky enough to be able to go to a cricket game at the Galle International Stadium we highly recommend the experience. Tickets cost anywhere between 100lkr to 2000lkr. If you dont want to stay for the whole match you can watch it for free from the Galle Fort wall.
What we thought:
We loved Galle Fort, it has something for everyone and just has a generally great feel about it. You don’t necessarily need to stay there but its great for a day trip or two!!