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
"We would like to say thank you very much Mr. Cyril for the excellent 7 night tour of Sri Lanka you provided us. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Sri Lanka and the itinerary you arranged. The four hotels (Earls Regency, Amaya Lake, Heritance Kandalama and the Colombo Hilton) were excellent and thoroughly deserved their 5 stars. Your driving skills was excellent. Also very friendly, calm, helpful, and courteous and always prompts. Sri Lanka is a lovely country and the people were very friendly. ..." Suresh and Prashanth
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"I want to thank Mr. Cyril for this 17 days long tour. He is an excellent chauffeur guide, always on time with a car more than the clean. He knows all the places in the Island and organized very well. Most of all, he is very kind person, always with a smile and ready to help. I want to reccommond him to all my friends. Ria Deleu Belgium Travel period 25 Jan 2020 - 10 Feb 2020 ( 17 days)" Mrs. Ria Deleu from Belgium
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"Hello, We had 2 weeks exploring Sri Lanka and for most of that time Cyril drove for usto various towns, sites of interest. Cyril wsa a very pleasant chauffeur. Always prompt and greeted us with a smile. He was well informed about the sites we visited and pointed out many interesting historical buildings en-route. We had a great 2 weeks in Sri Lanka and Cyril's plesant and helpful nature contributed to this briliant holiday. Thank Cyril Sara and Steve from Birmingham, England" Sara and Steve
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