Lipton’s Seat, Haputale

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#1 of 9 in Historic Sites in Uva Province
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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  • Dont go to the bar they are dishonest. The view is nice but skip the bar they charge a lot for tea skip them.  more »
  • It's a bumpy ride to the top, but the views that you have here is great. You can with a tuktuk to the top, but if you can handle the physical then walk and enjoy the tea plantations and the colorful women who pick.
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  • We visited all the landmarks placed under Mr. Thomas J. Liptons seat like Dambetenne tea planations and factory but this place makes it worth. We took a tuktuk from Ella and he was with us whole trip,...  more »
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  • Great view from up there and road is small and you need to have a best driver to up there. That place have only one pastry shop and it was bit expensive but it's worth. Great place to visit with your children's and love ones. The view is unforgettable.
  • Wow... The scenery is fantastic. The road is quite narrow. U gotta be the best of drivers. Go for the ⛅ or sunset. You find super tea up the hill. It's freezing. Gives you the best view.
  • A wonderful place with magnificent views on a top of a hill. It is said you can view up to the sea from here but need a clear sky. A small canteen is available at the top for refreshments. A decent road is available till top of the hill and only light vehicles are allowed to enter. The road is narrow and difficult to switch two vehicles. It will be a good idea if you can park the car at the beginning of hill and hire a tuktuk for the hill unless you enjoy an adventures driving. Those guys was asking Rs 800 from the beginning of the hill and Rs 250 from the main entrance.
  • Mind blowing, scenic, breathtaking, just absolutely wow. # Important_fact Don’t bring your drone to this place unless you want to end up in a hospital or even deathbed. There are wasps here. Yes pretty dangerous. If you are stung due to the narrow broken road it will take lot of time to go to nearest hospital. PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE 👍
  • Very nice place to visit. But better to use a small vehicle (Van,Car or smaller) to reach. Since the road is very small.

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While Haputale offers few international chain hotels, the town has a solid selection of affordable, locally owned accommodations. Because of the excellent price point on lots of the town's lodgings, many travelers use Haputale as a jumping-off point to visit the nearby national park and other attractions. For an authentic experience during your trip to Haputale, consider staying at a friendly guesthouse or small inn, many of which offer home-cooked meals and arrange travel to surrounding areas. While this destination used to fill up with tourists, its popularity has dwindled recently, so making reservations should not present too much difficulty.
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