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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Haputale is a misty village in the hill country of Sri Lanka. Every traveler who visit this misty village, should visit this view point. You can easily get to know the road which leads to this location by asking locals.We went through a beautiful tea...More

Thank Shafeer Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went their around 10a.m even though we have planned to be there at 7a.m. we went via bandarawela road since we got the news that haputale road is got stuck from traffic. But recommended to go via haputale if not a crowded day. Road...More

Thank rasika s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is really nice place.in the wayyou can see lot of tea plantations .it is so beautiful . From the haputale there is abus at 12.30pm .otherwise you need to take atukbtuk.it will be around LKR 800.00. When you go top reallwnice.but try togo before...More

Thank aruna s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

WOW is how I felt up there. Such amazing views and interesting driving through the plantations and seeing a community up in the hills.

Thank smileytan
Reviewed 9 October 2018

The view from Lipton's seat and many other points from the hills of Haputale are spectacular. Not to be missed.

Thank hdias
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

We came up by tuktuk and got there just after 6.00 am. Worth the early start for the view. We then had the driver take us half way down and walked the rest of the way to the tea factory.

Thank marcmedsw
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Lipton seat is located at Dambethanna tea estate which own to the same estate and the place which Lipton founder of the Dambethanna tea factory to spend his free time. This location is very beautiful when it covered from mist which what I like than...More

Thank Isuru W
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Picked up at 0500am got there 0545am. Views were amazing, definitely recommend the early get up as it was clear and the clouds started rolling in 9ish. 1000 for a tuk tuk up to the Seat. Lovely walk to the tea factory on the way...More

Thank coopernffc
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Because of the reviews we decided to also visit Liptons seat from Ella. Took the 0640 train to Haputale and a tuktuk up for 1200 rupees. A beautiful windy road. We walked back from the top to the tea factory through all the tea plantation...More

1  Thank IsabelleWestra
Reviewed 15 September 2018

We toured Liptons Seat from Thotalagala, walking up and down during the day. The walk is beautiful, taking you through a few villages and tea-picking fields where the workers are very welcoming and polite. The views from Liptons Seat itself are beautiful, but its difficult...More

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rosie p
10 May 2018|
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Response from Jaykann | Reviewed this property |
hi!! usually the fog will cover up after noon but the most unfortunate thing is we really can't predict the fog in haputale in general. But usually in Lipton seat it's moving fog so if you wait for while you definitely... More
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|
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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