Lipton’s Seat in Haputale is a great morning or afternoon trip from Ella. In the morning, take a short train ride to Haputale. Once you reach the station, get a tuk-tuk which takes you up to the top where, back in 1890, mister Lipton, planted the first seeds of what now is Sri Lanka’s biggest export product, Lipton Tea.
The route to the top is jaw-dropping when you see the endless stretched fields of tea. All those smiling, hard-working woman picking the best tea leaves for your tea. The tea leaf plants give the entire hillside a unique look.