Day Trips, Tours and Excursions from Tamarind Hill, Galle

Taking you back in time to an era of elegance and royalty, Tamarind Hill in Galle is a Manor House which has been converted in to a chic boutique hotel without harming its originality. The property which has a courtyard in the middle is an epitome of luxurious living adorned with antique furnishings. The rooms and suites are spacious while they comprise of a host of features that will certainly help you to make your holiday memorable. From enjoying a whole day by the pool sipping cocktails to getting pampered at the spa, Tamarind Hill offers exclusive services away from the hustle and bustle of your daily lives.


Built over 250 years ago, Tamarind Hill is a manor house located in the historical city of Galle. The luxury boutique hotel is set slightly inland but you can easily reach the Southern shores of the island in no time. The property is ideally located approximately 10 minutes away from the Dutch Fort in Galle which is a well known UNESCO World Heritage Site. The drive from the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake takes about 2 1/2 hours via the Southern Expressway while if you prefer a coastal scenic route you can always take the Colombo - Galle motorway. You can avoid traffic completely and take and Air Taxi which flies from Katunayake to Koggala which is about 30 minutes away from Tamarind Hill.


You can enjoy an evening river safari in a canoe with the assistance of some trained village folk and witness the natural habitat that surrounds the Giniganga River. Fishing expeditions can also be arranged while you can also practice local fishing techniques to catch some fish that are seen in these fresh waters. A 10 minute stroll will take you a temple which is home to a 400 year old Bo tree. About 1 1/2 km away is the historical Dutch Fort and an interesting ensemble of Colonial architecture. You will see a collection of jewellery shops, cafes, fashion boutiques, books, hand craft items, museums and churches within the magnificent walls of the Fort. The South beach is also well known for numerous water sports while Whale Watching is also a much loved activity off the coast of Mirissa during the season. Nearby places of interest includes Rumassalla and the Handunugoda Tea Estate.