We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
All photos (1,054)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tuk tuk”(207 reviews)
“tea plantation”(67 reviews)
“sri lanka”(88 reviews)
The Scottish tea baron Sir Thomas Lipton used to survey his burgeoning empire from here. Lipton’s seat is a panoramic overlooking destination in Sri lanka. Handapanagala lake, Chandrika lake, Uda walwe lake, Wedi hiti Kanda mountains, and also the...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Haputale 90160, Sri Lanka
+94 71 514 3987
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Lipton’s Seat
Reviews (918)
Filter reviews
616 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews tuk tuk tea plantation sri lanka amazing views early morning walked down walk up rotti great walk clear view nice view hot tea plantation workers hairpin bends small shop enjoy the view world's end
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 616 reviews
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

1. Hire a scooter 1000-1500 rupies/24h plus full tank. 2. Start 8:00 from Ella 3. Google Maps / follow signs 4. First gate 30 rupies 5. Bumpy ride for ca 9 km 6. Last gate tickets 250 rupies for 2 persons 7. Pot of Tea...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tim E
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very beautiful tea range with mountains top of green tea leaves and chilling windy point of haputale.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank sherry_dissa
Reviewed 6 days ago

A great place to have a nice breathtaking 360 view . The place is around 15km away from Haputale. You can take the route via Dambetenna estate. You can drive your own vehicle (Heavy vehicles are not allowed) all the way to the top without...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank vdlfernando
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were based in Ella and having read a few reviews about going to liptons seat we decided we would try and do it as cheap as possible and here's what we did. Below prices are 1 person. First train from Ella to Haputale (6.40am)...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Crosschrisley
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must visit place if you are around Bandarawela/Haputale. the road to Lipton seat is so beautiful. there is a tea shop at Lipton seat and you can have a nice sri Lankan tea with a stunning view

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ann m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful surroundings.... Visit early in morning or evening time. Narrow road but can move two vehicles.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rdheemani
Reviewed 1 week ago

This one made our trip! We came to Haputale by train from Ella before 10 am and took a tuk-tuk (I believe 1000 LKR one way) all the way up to Lipton´s Seat. It took about 45 minutes so it was already almost 11 am...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank laylalae
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's recommended to nature lovers, stunning views all around, tea estates, mountains were very interesting but later part of the road is difficult for vehicle, road was broken,

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MikeJuliya
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Long way up. Nice sights. No long distance scenery due to clouds. And now I add words to make up to 100 character as specified by Trip Advisor

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank shrekfeet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lipton‘s seat is highly recommended! I liked the way up very much, almost better than the view from above. The tea fields are very impressive. The walk up is amazing (5.5 km / 2 hours but absolutely worth it) I would recommend you to walk...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank babSlipac
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 3 nearby hotels
Olympus Plaza Hotel
259 reviews
.56 km away
Muthu View Resort
9 reviews
1.16 km away
Akway Resort
2 reviews
3.84 km away
Melheim Resort
631 reviews
3.88 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 8 nearby restaurants
Sunrise Restaurant
56 reviews
.82 km away
Lettuce And Cabbage
105 reviews
.91 km away
Risara Restaurant
97 reviews
.99 km away
Glace Cafe & Restaurant
75 reviews
.52 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 12 nearby attractions
Diyaluma Falls
106 reviews
7.92 km away
'Pleasure ' Ayurveda
14 reviews
.97 km away
St Benedict's Monastery - Adisham
233 reviews
2.27 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
rosie p
10 May 2018|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Kobe_Ace | Reviewed this property |
Most likely already foggy. We were there earlier, and it was foggy. Still, the hike from the teafactory was great (don‘t just ride the tuktuk all the way up!!!)
Google Translation
7 December 2017|
Response from Michael S | Reviewed this property |
There are taxis waiting at the station so you will be ok!
24 November 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Amith J | Property representative |
Hi Yes..You can go to the top by your car..You will be needed to buy a ticket to enter from main entrance. You will find the entrance on the way to top