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05 places to travel in Sri Lanka during your holidays

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Holidays are most welcome. To take a break from the busy city life, one tries to escape from the city at least for a week. So, here are a few places you could travel during your holidays and free time.
Let’s explore!

1. Kandy
Kandy is located in the central province of Sri Lanka. It's set on a plateau surrounded by mountains, which are home to tea plantations and biodiverse rainforest. The scenic Kandy Lake is a great stop by and a great place to start your journey. Kandy from ancient times is famed for sacred Buddhist sites, including the Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa) shrine, celebrated with the grand Esala Perahera.

Peradeniya, the heart of the city id known for the Royal Botanical Gardens and it’s massive palm trees and orchid collection. Kandy is also a gateway to the Knuckles Mountains, a popular destination for hiking and camping.

In case of any cash emergencies, Seylan Bank Kandy branch is at No.65, King’s Street, kandy. The branch is opened from 9 am to 4 pm on weekdays and 9 am to 12 noon on Saturdays. But for all cash withdrawals the ATM is located at the branch 24X7, 365 days.

2. Sigiriya
The ancient rock fortress located in the northern Matale District near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. This site was selected by King Kasyapa (477 – 495 CE) for his new capital. He built his palace on the top of this rock and decorated its sides with colourful frescoes. The name of this location is derived from this structure —Sīhāgiri, the Lion Rock. One who visits the rock would never fail to climb to the peak of it and witness the wtare gardens, boulder gardens and terraced gardens.

Seylan bank Dambulla branch I slocated just 7 km away from the Sigiriya rock fortress and in case of a cash urgency, the Dambulla branch is located at No.601, Anuradhapura road.Branch is opened from 9 am to 4 pm on weekdays and the ATM is present for 365 day withdrawals.

3. PasikudahPasikudah is a coastal resort town located 35 kilometers northwest of Batticaloa, Batticaloa District, Sri Lanka. It a popular tourist destination. It is home to the Pasikudah Mariamman temple. Pasikudah is easily accessible from the cities of Trincomalee and Batticaloa. From Sigiriya while you drive to Pasikudah you can also visit the Polonnaruwa sacred city and and the Wasgamuwa national park.
Seylan bank Chenkalady branch is opened for your money matters on weekdays from 9 am to 4 pm with an ATM which operated 365 days. The branch is just 18 km away from Pasikudah.

4. Mahiyanganaya
The Mahiyangana Stupa is the most prominent cultural attraction in Mahiyangana. The Mahiyangana region, a vast area with the Mahaweli River running through, provides access to several National Parks, Bird Sanctuaries and aborigine lands. Sorabora Wewa Reservoir, Dambana, Ulhitiya Wewa Reservoir, Minipe Reservoir, Randenigala Reservoir, Maduruoya Wildlife Park, Wasgomuwa Wildlife Park are some of the major attractions

For all your cash needs the Mahiyanganaya Seylan bank branch is opened from 9 am to 4 pm on weekdays at No.13, Kandy Road –South. An off site ATM is present at EAM Maliban garments pvt ltd at Padiyathalawa Road and an onsite branch ATM at the branch premises.

5.Nuwara Eliya

You can visit the little England in Sri Lanka, Nuwara Eliya, during your vacations, to experience the cooling climate, to get a splendid view of the Gregory’s Lake, Horton Plains, Hakgala Botanical Gardens and many more beautiful locations. There are many waterfalls that capture your attention which will make wonderful memories.

Seylan Bank Nuwara Eliya branch is located at No.48, Park Road and operated on weekdays from 9 am to 4 pm.An onsite ATM is present at the premises for all your banking needs.

All the above mentioned places have breathtaking views and be sure to update your facebook and instagram profiles with some beautiful captures. Seylan cards also offers some discounts in case you want to stay at some places. Click https://www.seylan.lk/promotions/leisure to find out the deals.

In case if you are travelling on a different route here’s the Seylan branch locator to access the branches and ATM’s for your convenience https://www.seylan.lk/branch-locations

  • Distance of the routeKandy to Sigiriya - Approx 90 Km
  • Sigiriya to Passikudah - Approx 125 Km
  • Passikudah to Mahiyanganaya - Approx113 Km
  • Mahiyanganaya to Nuwara Eliya - 93.7 Km

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