2 days in Galle & Kataragama Itinerary

2 days in Galle & Kataragama Itinerary

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2 days in Galle & Kataragama Itinerary

Start: Colombo
Train:  1​h 45​min
1
Galle
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Kataragama
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
End: Colombo

1
day
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Jungle Beach, steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, and then look for gifts at Forbes Gems & Jewellers.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Galle trip site .

Colombo to Galle is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August in Galle, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Kataragama.

Things to do in Galle

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Jungle Beach
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Forbes Gems & Jewellers ©
Forbes Gems & Jewellers

1
night
Kataragama

Kataragama ©
Kataragama is a pilgrimage town sacred to Buddhist, Hindu and indigenous Vedda people of Sri Lanka. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sella Kataragama Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiri Vehera, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kataragama Temple.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kataragama trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Galle to Kataragama takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kataragama

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara
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Kataragama Temple ©
Kataragama Temple
Kiri Vehera ©
Kiri Vehera
Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara ©
Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara

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