Distance from Galle – 3.9 km (15 minutes)
The Galle Literary Festival is a literary festival held annually in the city of Galle. The festival was founded in 2005 and is one of the leading literary festivals in Asia at present. It was founded by Anglo-Australian hotelier Geoffrey Dobbs and is attended by many internationally acclaimed writers. In 2018, the festival expanded to include music, art trails, cookery and cabaret. The festival locations are within the Galle Fort. It is usually held in mid-January.