Why Sri Lanka is Paradise for travel photographers—pictures that lifetime memories are made of

Sri Lanka is not just a Paradise for travellers, it is creates heaven-sent chances for the kind of photography that makes real lifetime memories.

AFAR is a travel multi-platform “that inspires and guides those who travel the world to connect with its people, experience their cultures, and understand their perspectives”.

It’s latest post highlights the amazing photo opportunities in Sri Lanka by taking a closer look at how veteran travel snapper Carley Rudd was “completely swept her off her feet”.

Going to Sri Lanka, especially after visiting busy tourist towns in Indonesia and Thailand, was so amazing. You can really have off-the-beaten-path experiences and authentic interactions with local people.

Sri Lanka really has everything you’d want. The landscape changes dramatically across the country, from lush mountains to arid regions to ‘sugar white’ sand beaches with turquoise waters.

In Nuwara Eliya, we hired a driver to take us to Yala National Park, Sri Lanka’s most famous national park, which is known for incredible safaris. We saw elephants, monkeys, peacocks, tropical birds, and a leopard.

I couldn’t believe I was seeing a leopard in real life. I was so in awe of the majestic animal that I didn’t even get a photo of it—but the image is in my mind forever.

I also fell in love with Galle—a colonial fort city on the island’s southwest coast. You get so much diversity in this tiny country. In a matter of two weeks I felt like I went to 10 different countries.

There wasn’t this major separation between us and the locals we met. That’s a really rare and neat experience, and it truly stuck with me.

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