Lipton’s Seat, Haputale

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A hilltop lookout point, Lipton’s Seat offers views over five different provinces. When you reach the base of the hill, you can take a drive up to the top or brave the 7 km (4.3 mi) uphill hike--like Sir Thomas Lipton of Lipton Tea fame once did. Put Lipton’s Seat at the forefront of your travel plans using our Haputale attractions planner .
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  • Our tuk tuk took us to the top of the Lipton Seat. We were there for 7:15. Very few people. Clear View. A little chilly. We went down the 7km on foot by the paved road. It was beautiful from the beginning to the end. We left Ella early in the morning, we put 2h in tuk tuk altogether. The return is BCP + short because it is the climb to the top that is long.
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  • What a disappointment ... I have to say, first, that the view is incredible. Definitely ... if you know how to forget that they destroyed the whole Nature to build this. But, the worst is to see the w...  more »
  • Amazing. I would recommend getting a tuktuk to drive you to the top as it is a decent walk, and then to walk down to the tea factory at a leisurely pace. It's 4 or 5 km but it's all downhill if done t...  more »
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  • Its an adventure to go to the top since the road is so narrow. Tea plantations on both sides of the road is so beautiful. You can see a vast area at the top luckily if you avoid mist. Wont see anything with the mist. Do try a cup of tea and pol roti from the restaurant at the top.
  • Beautiful view from Lipton's seat as well as the viewing tower. Best visited in the morning. We were there by 7a.m. Only a couple of visitors were there so not crowded. Kids loved the place. Stayed about an hour here while enjoying the view and a leisurely breakfast at the small shop. We fed a friendly dog who kept the monkeys at bay. Car park enough for 5-6 cars.
  • We really love this place and the atmosphere of surroundings. There are eye catching seens in the early morning and evening. It's a unique feeling while you taste the tea and it's raw materials there. Photos make me to visit again and again. Highly recommended
  • Has a great view and I prefer to walk than just drive to the top. Really enjoyable place. You can drive a vehicle to the top but be careful since the road is not the easiest and things get more hard if there is on coming traffic because the road is narrow in most places. I had my car paint damaged trying to give way to a vehicle from the tea branches on the sides.
  • It's just a view point among tea fields. The view is outstanding but nothing apart from that. It's worth to have that in mind before going there. You are not able to taste different types of tea, buy some of them or even check how the production process looks like.
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