Lipton’s Seat, Haputale

4.7
#1 of 17 in Historic Sites in Uva Province
Must see · Lookout · Historic Site
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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  • nice panoramic view rough road but good journey. better if you have 4*4 not ideal if raining. interesting.  more »
  • We took the 7am local bus from Kelburne to Dambetenna Factory and then a Tuk Tuk (Rs. 800 one way without bargaining!) to Lipton's Seat. We admired the clear view and had Dhal vade and roti at the...  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.

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