Travelling to Sri Lanka expecting something green and foggy? Then Haputale is the perfect fit you. Cold and Misty wind covered with mountain tops with genuine, simple Sri Lankan’s will warm your hearts and make you feel like home throughout your stay. Haputale sits at the far south of Sri Lanka’s spectacular hill country and, on a clear day, offers incredible views down to the south coast. We recommend the train ride to Haputale without any doubt. This area is lovely for walking and hiking, with a cooler, less humid climate and dramatic vistas at every turn. Some of the island’s most picturesque waterfalls – Dunhinda, Diyaluma and Ravana – are close to Haputale and Ella and are well-worth visiting.
Lipton’s Seat is also well within reach of Haputale, the favored viewpoint of Sir Thomas Lipton, the Scotsman who followed in James Taylor’s footsteps and created extensive tea plantations in Sri Lanka’s hills. Drive up to the top, or wander up through gently sloping tea estates, and admire the astonishing panoramas at the top – it is one of the most glorious viewpoints in Sri Lanka. Don’t get to Lipton Seat when it’s raining because it’s a mountain top there are often accidents caused by thunder. Lipton Seat got its name from Sir Thomas Lipton who’s the first tea exporter in Sri Lanka. You may have already tasted world famous Lipton tea, if not you can grab a cup of freshly brewed tea while enjoying the breathtaking view. Specialty of this place is when you get to the top of Lipton Seat if the view is clear you will be able to see up to 5 provinces. Also, from here you can see the lights of Kirinda (South), Trincomalee and Devundara Lighthouse.
Next stop is Dambetenna Tea Factory which is the longest tea factory in Sri Lanka founded by Sir. Thomas Lipton. And from Lipton Seat there’s only 7 km distance for your tea plantation excursion. Interesting fact about this tea factory is Sir Lipton started this by sending 28 kg which expanded to sending 1.2 million KG now.
Another must visit place in Haputale is St. Benedicts Monastery Adisham Bungalow. This bungalow was built in 1931 by an English noble named Sir Thomas Villiers. This solid mainstay bungalow is covered in mountain tops and breathtaking forest which emphasizes is tranquility and heritage. You can relax and have a look around at the striking Haputale town enjoying flowerbeds and majestic trees. Want to experience this amazing beauty with candid service, contact us through www.cyriltours.com
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"11th April 2014 01 week tour around Sri Lanka A fantastic week was had by all with Cyril, exploring Kandy, Nuwaraeliya and Bentota. Your meaningful insights & excellent explanations of the Sri Lanka’s culture, nature and traditions were invaluable. Your smile and charm helped is feel related and comfortable. Not getting stressed once. With your guidance & tips, the holiday flew by with only one problem: it was very short! Your comprehensive list of talents ranges from findin..." Ian Price and family from UK
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"Cyril was our driver and guide for the last nine days. We had the comfortable white Toyota van shown in the pic - it was just as clean and shiny, and not a scratch on it. He is clearly a very skilled driver. He is particularly knowledgeable about the history of the many places we visited. We were pleased we had Cyril as our driver. He had been recommended to us by an acquaintance. Andrew Speirs Melbourne, Australia Travel period 04 Jan - 12 Jan 2018" Mr. Andrew an Mrs. Suzy Speirs from Australia
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"Dear Cyril, Thank you for truly amazing oneweek tour your beautiful country.We have seen so many amazing sites in such a short space of time. From Sigiriya to beautiful temples, Scenic tea gardens of Nuwaraeliya the colonial land ark hotel Mount Lavinia. We have seen so much more. You have made this an utterly memorable holiday with your expert knowledge, amazing, facinating stories, patience, careful+safe drivingand your unforgetable smile. We will cetainly recommonding your tours to all of fr..." Sara Kitson - UK
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"Dear Cyril, Thanks for taking care of the Dr.Sethukavalar and his wife very well. They were indeed very happy for all the care you have shown during your tour. They were very impressed of your patience and kindness. I look forward to see you soon and maintain this good relationship we have developed in a short period of time. We will not hesitate a second to recommend you to all our friends who would like to visit Sri Lanka. Taking this opportunity of wishing you all the best. Thanks fo..." HARIDAS KANDASAMY