Experience

Galle Adventure Experiences 

The enchanting grounds of Amangalla are spread across nearly 9,000 square metres on the Galle peninsula, defined by the 400-year-old fort. The resort’s mature garden dates back to the building’s construction in the 1860s, and the UNESCO-protected fort is the best-preserved colonial fortification in Asia. The peninsula offers boundless opportunities for discovery, as does the surrounding city, countryside and ocean, from temples and tea plantations to blue whale watching

 
Amangalla Sri Lanka whale watching

Sail from nearby Mirissa harbour to spot blue whales off the coast of Sri Lanka between December and April

Board a restored Indonesian fishing trawler and observe these graceful giants as they cruise past Weligama Bay. There might be an opportunity to enjoy a picnic in a coconut-fringed cove along the way
Amangalla, Sri Lanka - Lighthouse

The daily Passeggiata on the fort’s ramparts takes place in the late afternoon, just as the sun begins to set

An opportunity for the community to gather and catch up on the happenings of the day, this centuries-old ritual is best begun from the lighthouse, walking clockwise round the temple
Amangalla, Sri Lanka - Cultures of Craft

A short way along the coast from Amangalla is the town of Ambalangoda, the centre of Sri Lanka's mask-making tradition

Here, families have passed down the unique artisanal trade from generation to generation, creating the wooden masks at the heart of one of the world's most atmospheric folk rituals 
Amangalla Sri Lanka Dutch reform church Galle

Visit the simple Dutch reform church with its distinctive gabled roof

Built on the site of an earlier Portuguese convent, the church is one of dozens of historic buildings that are still integrated into Galle’s thriving daily life
Amangalla Sri Lanka Galle Tea Plantation

Sri Lanka is renowned for its tea, and 25 minutes south of Galle is the Handunugoda tea plantation

After a tour of the old workings of the factory, guests are invited to the verandah of the Planters Bungalow for tea and cakes with the planter himself.
Amangalla Sri Lanka rock temple

Twenty minutes' away from the fort are Yatagala and Rhummasala

One of the most serene spots on the island, Yatagala is a rock temple with a beautiful image room, a 1,000 year old Bo tree and a meditation cave.
Amangalla, Sri Lanka - Cooking Experience

Explore the markets with one of Amangalla’s chefs before a cooking lesson in our garden pavilion

Create dishes using traditional clay pots in a thatched-roof pavilion and enjoy your delicious handiwork surrounded by luxuriant gardens in our pool courtyard
Amangalla Sri Lanka staff in white saris and parasols

Allow Amangalla’s experts to guide you on a shopping tour of Galle’s vibrant offerings

Visit some of the island’s top jewellers in the fort, the bustling spice and food markets of Galle Town and the antiques shops dotted along the coast

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