Survey the beautiful sweeping views at Lipton's Seat

Undoubtedly ones of Sri Lanka’s most impressive views, Lipton’s Seat provides uninterrupted views over the beautiful lush landscape of Sri Lanka’s Hill Country and its splendid tea estates.

Named after the Scottish tea baron Sir Thomas Lipton, the spot was Sir Thomas’s favourite place to peacefully meditate and look over his scenic tea estate. Today the wide reaching views over the emerald hills are enjoyed by travellers who hike or drive up the scenic route past the beautiful tea plantations. On a clear day the views rival those at Worlds End at the Horton Plains.

‘Astonishing scenery’

Lipton’s Seat is deservedly rated as 4.5 out of 5 on Trip Advisor*, with many travellers commenting on the stunning scenery during the trip up to the viewpoint https://www.theuniquetravel.co.uk/which takes you through the splendid tea plantations with Tamil tea pickers going about their work.

The trip up to Lipton’s Seat can be hiked or drove. Remember that it is important to be well provisioned during the heat so be sure to take water with you. The best time to make the trip is early morning when there’s less chance of mist and the sunrise over the lush emerald hills can be enjoyed. That said, on a clear day you will see great views all day long.

If you’re excited to visit Sri Lanka’s Hill Country, check out our Sri Lankan tours which visit Kandy and the country’s iconic tea estates.


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* Correct at time of publishing (4th August 2017)

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