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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 4 days ago via mobile

This is a must-see if you’re staying in Haputale, not just because of the views but also because of the beautiful tea plantations all along the way. I highly recommend walking at least for part of the way—we took a tuk tuk up and then...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Rebecca S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The view was amazing! We were there at 5:30 AM for the sunrise! Totally worth it! Go there for this morning view!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank probody_domi
Reviewed 6 days ago

What a disappointment ... I have to say, first, that the view is incredible. Definitely ... if you know how to forget that they destroyed the whole Nature to build this. But, the worst is to see the whole pollution of the site ... Lipton's...More

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

Amazing. I would recommend getting a tuktuk to drive you to the top as it is a decent walk, and then to walk down to the tea factory at a leisurely pace. It's 4 or 5 km but it's all downhill if done this way....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank PharmSuki
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's heaven of the world, we went there at 5:30 for sunrise, we had our car, wait their for sunrise and took a time laps video, view and everything is great, after sunrise, we drunk tea, something you have to do after sunrise, the road...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Hawkarhr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice view and if you are trained walk through the fields (not the road) to the tea factory of Dambethenna. You basically take the ways clockwise around lipton seat. At the factory is a bus going back to Haputale.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank R989YCtims
Reviewed 1 week ago

According to Google Earth it's 6km/3.7miles from Dambatenne Tea factory to Lipton's Seat and it's ALL uphill. Our driver very sensibly left our car at the Factory and we took a tuk-tuk to the top. The road is narrow, twisty and passes through picturesque tea...More

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

Epic place to visit! We rented bikes in Ella, and drove to Liptons seat. There was beautiful old tea road with stunning view and endless tea plantations. Recommend for everyone. At the end of the road you will get tea and cookies from locals. Recommend...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank artisc2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Must see where the famous Lipton daily rode his horse to the top of the hill to oversee his tea estate. The plantation has probably not changed that much since it was first founded.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JM-Mebear
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Kulansa Tours driver wisely opted to park our vehicle at the Dambatenne Tea factory so that I could take a 20 minute tuk tuk ride up the long, perilously steep, hair pin bend, narrow and winding road to Lipton’s Seat Passing acres of blindingly...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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6 February 2019|
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Response from Anan2012 | Reviewed this property |
Taking a tuk tuk from the base would be the efficient option.
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10 May 2018|
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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!!!)
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7 December 2017|
Response from Michael S | Reviewed this property |
There are taxis waiting at the station so you will be ok!