A small city, Galle is a magnificent and peaceful place located in the southern province of Sri Lanka. Built by the Dutch, this former colonial outpost is a living museum with its historic monuments and picturesque streets, possessing a European feel. Inland from Galle there is a more peaceful rural scene with rice paddies and tea plantations set amongst large tracts of virgin forest. When staying at villas in the area of Galle inland you will experience the real Sri Lankan lifestyle with the friendly locals as they go about the daily routines.
Inland from Galle there are many things to see and do. There are several day tours you can arrange from Galle which can include cycling tours through paddy fields and on to Koggala Lake with its cinnamon plantations, visit the beautiful Lankagama Duwili Ella Falls or a bit further afield for the nature lover there are some spectacular reserves such as Sinharaja Rain Forest where you can trek and spot the local wildlife. A trip to Sri Lanka wouldn’t be complete without a visit to a local tea plantation and one of the best to tour near Galle is Handunugoda Tea Estate where you'll sample and learn how they produce over 25 varieties of tea, including the fabled Virgin White tea.
Galle inland is very much ignored in favour of the beach and this is a mistake. Sri Lanka is wondrously lush and green and getting off the beaten tourist track inland into the villages is a great experience. Staying in Galle inland villas you can expect delicious food, staff who cannot do enough for you, comfortable, stylish rooms, plenty of outdoor space, and verandahs to lounge around on and take in the abundant natural surroundings. Galle inland you’ll experience Sri Lanka’s lush nature and cultural heritage.