Located in the Indian Ocean, the South Asian island nation of Sri Lanka is a destination that is often slept on by many explorers. But in recent years, the unique combination of stunning landscapes, pristine beaches, cultural heritage and bucket-list experiences have begun pushing it to the top of Black travelers’ wish lists.
Lovingly referred to as the “Teardrop of India,” Sri Lanka embraces you like an old friend from the moment you arrive. Whether it’s the smiling faces of locals in Colombo and Kandy, iconic train rides through the lush green countryside in Ella, or the breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean on Dalawella Beach in Galle, you’re guaranteed to never forget the experience.
If you’ve been hesitating on discovering the adventures that await you in Sri Lanka, we’ve rounded up a few photos from fellow globetrotters that will open your eyes and inspire you to book a flight to paradise tonight.