Lipton’s Seat Day Tour
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Lipton’s Seat Day Tour

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Lipton’s Seat is a high observation point in the hills of Poonagala. Located on the top of the town’s namesake, Poonagala Hill, it is also near the Dambatenne Tea Factory. Lipton’s Seat is so named because the famed Scottish baron and tea planter Sir Thomas Lipton used it as the seat to survey his empire in a time long gone but not forgotten.


The point of Lipton’s Seat is reached by climbing for around 7km surrounded by peaceful green tea plantations and an occasional colorful tea plucker. There are two routes available; one from the Nayabedda estate in Bandarawela, and the second through the Dambatenna estate in Haputale. Both routes have entrances marked with sign boards and narrow paved roads. Some parts of the road even have some of the original stone constructions from the British era of Ceylon, and hence are worth seeing from a historical point of view. The climb takes about two and a half hours on average, after a visitor reaches the hill top.

The Dambetenna longest tea factory in Sri Lanka has earned a reputation among the travelers and tourists as a place to be toured where they can learn about the tea making process. Once you visit up to the Lipton seat a perfect panoramic view of the exclusive area can be seen. Surely it will be breathtaking.

Know Before You Book

  1. Children 10 Years and younger are not recommended.
  2. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
  3. Adult price is applicable for all the participants.
  4. This activity is subject to cancellation based on inclement weather. Activity can be rescheduled or the payment could be refunded.
  5. Recommend to wear shoes and comfortable clothing for your convenience.
  6. Roundtrip transportation is available from most centrally located Bandarawela and Ella hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.
  7. Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time
  8. Gratuity is not included and is left to individual discretion

Cancellation Policy

  • 49 hours prior to the scheduled starting time: No Cancellation Fee.
  • Within 48 hours prior to the scheduled starting time: 100% Cancellation Fee.
  • No Shows - 100% Cancellation Fee.
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