We are moving fast, one day in one place and then off the the other. It's fun but also tiring but there are just to many things do do and see here in Sri Lanka. We have now arrived in the small town Haputale located in the southern Hill Countryside on an elevation of 1431 m above sea level. The town is surrounded with beautiful hills and tea plantations and this time a year its surrounded with clouds.
We decided to do an early morning trip to the Lipton Seat which is located close to Dambatenne Tea Factory. There are busses from Haputale, the first one leaves at 7.30 am. It's about an hour drive up and you can decide if you want to get dropped of outside the tea factory or closer to the Lipton Seat. (Price between 50-100 RS/ one way.)
The Lipton Seat gives you a beautiful view over the tea plantations, its truly breathtaking, It is supposed to be free but they have started charging tourist to reach the viewpoint, 50 Rs/person.
You can choose if you want to walk down to the tea factory and then take a bus back to Haputale or if you want to take one closer to the Litopn Seat. The bus was very crowded and we had to stand up on the way down.
I would highly recommend to go there, it's beautiful!! But I would also recommend to do it early in the day, it gets hot and the clouds seems to roll in over the hills after lunch time.