|Divisional Secretariat||Poojapitiya Divisional Secretariat|
|Elevation||675 m (2,215 ft)|
|Time zone||Sri Lanka Standard Time Zone (UTC+5:30)|
|Postal Code||20152 |
Galhinna (Sinhala: ගල්හින්න, pronounced [ɡalˈhinnə]; Tamil: கல்ஹின்னை, pronounced [ɡalˈhinnəj]) is a village situated in the Kandy District, Sri Lanka. It is located some 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) north-west of the city of Kandy, and at an altitude of 675 metres (2,215 ft) above sea level is one of the highest points in Kandy.
The area is thought to be inhabited from as early as the 19th century AD.
Galhinna is home to Al Manar Central College, a well known public school, established in 1934. The school provides education for approximately 1,500 pupils from elementary to GCE Advanced Level. The school prides itself in educating so many well-known poets, doctors, engineers and philanthropists to the community.
The Galhinna Grand Mosque is another important place in the village. The grand mosque in the village is one of the oldest in Sri Lanka. Next to it is the Islamic Madrasa named Jamiathul Faththah Arabic College, which has been one of the wealthiest Islamic institutions in Sri Lanka for the past two centuries. The village has several small mosques and a few Buddhist temples in the surrounding areas. And another girls' Islamic Madrasa is located at Thaqwa Gardens in Galhinna named Dharuth Thaqwa Girls Arabic College, officially started on 23rd of January 2008 and the first batch has passed out in 2012.
Galhinna has a population of around 10,000. The majority of the people living in Galhinna are Muslims surrounded mostly by Sinhala villages. Tamil is the major language spoken in Galhinna by the majority of the population. The other languages spoken are Sinhala and English.Galhinna is normally a cold area.