Lipton’s Seat, Haputale – An Amazing Panoramic View

What is Lipton’s Seat?

Lipton’s Seat is one of observation points where you can have an amazing panoramic view of nature in Sri Lanka, just like Sandathenna (Moon Plains) and World’s End (Horton Plains). The place has named ‘Lipton’s Seat’ after the famous tea planter ‘Sir Thomas Lipton’. He has used this place to observe his tea plantations below.

Lipton's Seat Name Board
Name Board of Lipton’s Seat

It is situated on the top of Poonagala hill. If you are lucky and there isn’t mist or clouds, the whole Southern plain of the country is visible from there. By the time we visited, unfortunately the sky isn’t totally clear. One of our gang said that if the sky is clear, even the sea can be seen from there (correct me if it is wrong). But either there is mist or not, you will be amazed by the view for sure.

Amazing Panoramic View from Lipton's Seat

Amazing Panoramic View from Lipton's Seat

View from Lipton's Seat

How to Reach…

Lipton’s Seat is situated in Haputale.

To get to the top, you have to climb a mountain surrounded by rich tea plantations. There are two ways to reach Lipton’s Seat, both the roads are running through tea plantations. You can either come from Bandarawela via Nayabedda estate or Haputale via Dambetenna estate.

Vehicles can go to the very top, but an experienced and skillful driver is highly recommended. Because the slope is very steep, the road is very snaky and in some areas road is heavily damaged.

The sights along the way to the top are not less beautiful. I bet you will find several places to stop and click a few snaps, on the way to top.

Sights on the way to the top

On the way to the top

Sights on the way to the top

At the summit there is an observation point (hut) built. You can get on it and view around easily.

Built Observation Hut at the Summit of Lipton's Seat
Observation Hut at the Summit

If you are willing to go there, make sure you visit early in the morning. It is said that there is more chance of having a clear sky in the early morning.

These two panos are taken from the observation hut.

Panorama from Lipton's Seat

Panorama from Lipton's Seat

Check this video out also.

So that’s about Lipton’s Seat. If you are visiting Lipton’s Seat, consider visiting Adisham Bungalow also, which is nearby.

If you have anything to get clarified or if you have anything to add, please leave a comment below. See you soon in the next post.

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4 thoughts on “Lipton’s Seat, Haputale – An Amazing Panoramic View

  • 28/11/2016 at 8:47 PM
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    At first I thought this was similar to Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh, but the scenery is quite different. I hope to make it to Sri Lanka next year and I’ll be sure to have this on my bucket list.

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    • 28/11/2016 at 10:24 PM
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      After seeing your comment, I searched for Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh. The sight is totally different isn’t it? I’m really happy to help someone by giving a tip on travelling. Hope to see you around traveller.

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  • 10/12/2016 at 10:42 PM
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    Wow… This place seems beautiful. Thanks for the tip.

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    • 15/12/2016 at 7:34 PM
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      Really happy to help you. Hope to see you around.

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