Lipton’s Seat, Haputale

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#1 of 12 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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  • Superb ride and great view! Not to be missed! We recommend that you go up to the entrance to the site in buses or tuktuk and the last kilometer to feet! And down until Dambatene Factory feet (around 1 h 30 leisurely!) Down, follow the road and when you occasionally cut through fields of tea! You will come across to many lovely tea very pickers and delighted to exchange a few words in English and big smiles! It is best to do this walk in the morning to avoid the heat and the clouds that blocked the view! The entrance to the site costs 50rs per person. To get there from Haputale several possibilities: - by bus to Dambatene Factory - then by tuktuk (about 15 Minutes) otherwise, a bus goes up to the site in the morning, departure at 7.30 of Haputale - or tuktuk for 1000rs one-way (about 45 minutes from Haputale!) To Haputale, the bus takes just in front of the factory. There are very often!
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  • If you’re staying in Haputale or passing by then you may as well stop by but we made the day trip from Ella and I probably wouldn’t do it again. The walk is easy to navigate and the landscape is very ...  more »
  • Way up the mountain is more than a memorial for Lipton who made a fortune out of planting tea in the British colonies. It also has breathtaking views of the tea estates and the valley, which is often ...  more »
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  • We were trying to arrive here before the crack of dawn in order to witness the sunrise in this captivating area. Nevertheless, the view is spectacular. The sight of green landscape, winding road (which you traversed on your way up), and cold temperature (15deg when we were there) will welcome you when you get here. And of course Mr. Thomas Lipton is waiting for you to share the awesome moment. Better go here early in the morning than be sorry that you may not be able to experience and see the view late in the afternoon, where fog tends to accumulate.
  • Really breathtaking views from the top of the mountain. We took a car to the top and were amazed at how plates plants are grown on this plantation. It’s an amazing experience worth either driving or walking up. It took us about 20 minutes to drive to the very top. We saw a lot of people walking to the top as well, but it’s probably at least an hour walk up.
  • The views are spectacular. It's possible to drive up to the viewing point but recommended to take the scenic walk through the tea plantations. If the weather permits, the entire Uva valley is visible from the viewing point.
  • Nice viewpoint for sunrise watching. The way uphill is also really funny, because there are a lot of deep patter signs. We started in Haputale 5 o'clock and drove up with a scooter. We did it punctual to sunrise. On the way uphill we overtake many 3-wheeler.
  • Very beautiful place to visit. You can see 4 provinces from here. If you lucky enough the mist won't be a barrier to view the horizon. You can see upto Kirinda beach as well. Easily accessible to the location.
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