Galle is also known as Point de Galle as it was founded by the Portuguese in the 16th century. Fortified by the Dutch in the 18th century, its rich cultural heritage and atmosphere of the past blend perfectly with its tropical setting of beaches. Historic sites include Galle Fort, Museum, Lighthouse, etc. New expressways link Galle with Colombo and many other cities.

Being close to some of the best beaches and Elephant parks as well, Pinnacle will help you enjoy these top attractions by arranging safaris and tours during your stay.

The Galle Fort

Alluring, exotic, and totally loveable, Galle Fort is a must-see in Galle. Crumbling colonial relics and the incredible tropical setting makes this UNESCO World Heritage site charming and captivating. Built in the 16th century and modified by the Dutch in the 17th century, this city slowly transformed into Sri Lanka’s main spice trading port for over 200 years. Galle Fort with its chic boutiques, cafes, and hotels is beginning to restore the whitewashed Dutch colonial buildings back to former glory. However, it only takes a stroll down the quiet laneways and you feel as if you are traveling back to the 1700s again.

Unawatuna Beach

Considered one of the best beaches in the country, and rated as one of the best beaches in the world by Discovery Channel, Unawatuna is one of the biggest tourist destinations in Sri Lanka and the most famous beach in the country. It is a lovely banana-shaped beach of golden sand and turquoise water, surrounded by green palm trees!


Sri Lanka‘s only marine sanctuary, Hikkaduwa is the place for underwater delights where there is a marine sanctuary abundant with rare corals and tropical fish. It is the ideal place for all nature lovers. Hikkaduwa has something to offer to everyone - corals for snorkelers, waves for surfers and white pristine beaches for those who want to relax and enjoy sun and sand.


Arrange for a full day jeep safari and explore Udawalawe National Park, known for homing hundreds of elephants. While Udawalawe is an important bird area with a wide range such as aquatic, birds of prey, and land birds in abundance, it also houses an ethical elephant orphanage, the Elephant Transit Home. You can visit here and observe the dozens of baby elephants drinking milk and wandering about water holes. A touching scene!