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“Nice Hike, okay view.”
Review of Lipton’s Seat

Lipton’s Seat
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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 hambanthota harbor alocated in the in the southern coastal area nd five provinces in Sri Lanka can be seen remarkably. The Dambetenna longest tea factor
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

A lot of fog even though we made it up there early.
Don’t take a tuktuk all the way up, walk from the tea factory (2h up, same down).
If you ride, you’ll miss the best part of the landscape.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We hired a scooter and went from Ella. Have to be confident to drive though and nerves of steel lol. If not hire a tuk tuk from Haputale. The views on the way up are fantastic and so worth the drive. We got to the top a bit late so it had clouded over on one side. Had a cuppa and a snack at the top before we ventured back down. Had a chat with some of the locals and really enjoyed

Thank jjjshra
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

From Haputale i caught the bus 9 kms to Dambatenne where the bus stops and returns to town. However there is another smaller bus that takes you much further towards Lipton's Seat, but i decided to hike the last 8 kms up the hill. I walked through the village of Dambatenne and the road led uphill for the next 5 kms, sometimes quite steep. Eventually i crossed a ridge and the road leveled out until it reached the ticket office where i purchased an entrance ticket for Lipton's Seat. The last kilometer was all uphill. There were a few other people there and there was a statue of Lipton, himself sitting on a bench (where most of the visitors sat with him for a photo). The view was quite good and on a clear day you could see the coastline. This is where Sir Lipton used to come and sit. I decided to walk back all the way to Haputale (16kms) and it was well worth doing.

Thank palawanismyhome
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

We got a tuk-tuk from Haputale to the tea factory and did the walk up to the top. Even though it was walking on the road it was brilliant. We started at 7.30am as we heard that the later you leave it, the greater the chance the clouds will have rolled in. We enjoyed every bit of the climb up and it is not too taxing. The local teapickers were making their way to work as we ascended and later we saw them at work. You are surrounded by tea from the minute you start to the minute you reach the top. The view from the top was amazing (even though a little hazy). Only negative point was the rather expensive cup of tea at the top (by Sri Lankan standards) but we had to have some!!

Thank Martin F
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

From Haputale, we took tuk-tuk at 5 mp to get there for a sunrise and we were very happy with the decision. Don't go to the very top where the Lipton is seated, stay about 300 m below where the road curves and enjoy the splendid view of the valley. Take a tripod for better pictures! The way down is very easy and enjoyable 7km long walk, but it feels much shorter. You can observe ladies picking tea leaves, they are very sweet and even keen to pose you! Take some pens and other school supplies as you will meet many local kids.

Thank ivet421
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