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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 6 days ago

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

Thank Edward C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a tuk tuk up from the tea factory and walked the 7k back.. a must do! The view from the top is 360 and was amazing! As per other posts , this is some of the most beautiful scenery in Sri Lanka. Walking...More

Thank Liz W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Road to Lipton seat is very narrow. However the views on the way are so beautiful .Its about 15-16 km from Haputale town. Takes over 30 minutes to go up in a vehicle/A bus is travelling to some extent, Would not recommend to go in...More

Thank Muditha716
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn’t expect much from this visit and we were positively surprised from the view going up to the top!!! Just amazing!!

Thank Holidaying
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took a tuktuk up for sunrise, enjoyed a packed breakfast up there then walked down a couple of kilometers before catching our tuktuk back to Haputale. Ride from Haputale took maybe 40 minutes? It’s not far but definitely a steep and windy road up! Gorgeous...More

1  Thank KirstenJ77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in Ella and got the train to Haputale (100 Rs) then a tuk tuk from there to about 2km from the top (1200 Rs), there is a small entry fee. The hike is uphill through the plantation and beautiful. When we got...More

1  Thank Charlie W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recommend going there by bus as it's the most convenient and adventures way. If you are traveling from Haputale (stay at White Monkey!), it will take you approximately 20min by bus and then another 20min of walking so that you've really earned the view....More

Thank James_Supertramp_Th
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Check whether its a misty day or not before going there coz if its misty you will not see anything other than the white mist.

Thank Isuruuminda
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our review focuses on the natural landscapes surrounding Lipton’s Seat. We spent about 30 seconds at the statue itself (after driving up there by Tuk Tuk). The real magic comes from walking down the mountain and taking in the breathtaking scenery. The tree plantations, the...More

Thank Saskia-Irene
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a tuk-tuk from Haputale to Liptons seat which is a very scenic drive up in the mountains and round hairpin bends. The view from Liptons seat is amazing but it's best to arrive early before the clouds obscure the views. It gets pretty...More

Thank Chris J
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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!
25 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