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Top 5 Galle Tourism Adventures

If you’re looking for a way to spend your vacation without spending all your time stuck at fancy 5 star resorts, then Sri Lanka has plenty of things to see and do around Galle. There are many rich adventures that Galle and its surrounds has to provide for you that are different from the usual tourist trap. Here are our Top 5 Galle Tourism recommendations.
And while you’re going off on these adventures, you can end your days staying at Templeburg Villa which is perfect accommodation in Galle Sri Lanka. Instead of opting for one of those luxury pricey 5 star hotels at Sri Lanka that lack personality and personal service, base yourself at Templeberg Galle villa where your stay will feel like you’re staying in a second home in Sri Lanka. Here are the top 5 Galle things to do in Sri Lanka

Top 5 Galle Vacation: Train Travel in Sri Lanka

 

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Taking a train ride anywhere in Sri Lanka is a very relaxing journey that provides you with avid scenery along the way. The Colombo-Galle-Matara rail line is one of the most scenic train lines.

Why not catch the Express Train Sri Lanka and hang on the side of the train as you speed through jungle and coastline. For 5 star train travel book a box seat in the super luxury Muthal Sohusu train that leaves Colombo daily for 800LKR. For more on train travel in Sri Lanka read our Sri Lanka Train blogpost.

If you have time on your hands, are a nature lover or enjoy taking photographs of rich scenery opt for the slow train. The train ride goes past villages and along the coastline. The slow train is a six- to seven-hour train ride that leaves frequently throughout the day.

The Man in Seat 61 gives some useful information about how to navigate Sri Lanka’s train system

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Top 5 Galle Vacation: South Coast Beaches

With the Indian Ocean at your disposal, you have all you need to go swimming and feel relaxed doing it. The beaches on the South Coast are still rarely ever crowded, and they have interesting bays to explore meaning you won’t bump into someone for miles. The beaches on the South Coast easily make it in the Top 5 Galle things to do, as the ocean itself is quite shallow, and there are no harsh waves to wash you away. It is easy to spend a lazy afternoon in front of Wijaya Beach Club which is close to Unawatuna and Talpe. The water’s also quite clear, so you can go snorkelling if that’s what you enjoy or simply sit on the balcony at Wijaya beach club sipping a nice cold Lion Beer.
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Top 5 Galle: Go natural and get up close and personal with an animal in Sri Lanka

Don’t want to confine yourselves to the Top 5 cities in Sri Lanka? Interested in somewhere more natural and quiet? Why not do aday trip from Templeberg Villa to one of the many nearby National Parks. Udawalawe National Park Sri Lanka is well known for its roaming elephants more than 350 call Udawalawe National Park home. Year round, it is possible to see large numbers of adult and young elephants enjoying the Sri Lankan outdoors.

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A popular day or overnight trip from Galle is to Yala National Park. A four hour drive from Templeberg Villa, Yala National Park. Among its more colouful residents are the world’s biggest concentration of leopards, sloth bears, sambars, jackals, spotted dear, peacocks, and crocodiles. The best time to visit Yala is between February and July. Yala National Park’s website provides useful information about animals and ecotourism in Sri Lanka

Top 5 Galle: Local Restaurants

Nothing says, “Sri Lanka” more than the local dishes that the country is known for. Finding a Sri Lankan restaurant and eating Sri Lankan food should be in your Top 5 Galle to complete the experience of your trip to this rich country. They have a very vast menu, with many of them being vegetarian dishes, so you’ll never have to worry about finding something to eat.

Vegeterian Food

Here is a list of the lanka’s 40 best dishes

Top 5 Galle: Tea Estates

Sri Lanka is certainly known for its tea, so why not indulge your senses by arranging a visit to one of the vast tea estates that are littering the countryside? They’re quite expansive, providing you with rich views of the sunset when it comes time to the end of the day. You can even watch how the tea is harvested and processed, and possibly get a chance to try it out yourself. Handunugoda Tea Estate, 30 minutes from Templeberg Villa provides free tours of the factory and let’s you sample over 30 different varieties of tea – including some that are infused with whiskey.

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Relax with some tea before heading back to your warm and cosy Templeburg villa that’s waiting for you.


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