This tour will take you to some of the most interesting places in the highland town of Haputale in Sri Lanka. You will be visiting the Dambatenne Tea Factory to learn more about the tea making process and Lipton’s Seat with its majestic views ... More info ›
This tour will take you to some of the most interesting places in the highland town of Haputale in Sri Lanka. You will be visiting the Dambatenne Tea Factory to learn more about the tea making process and Lipton’s Seat with its majestic views. Finally you will be touring the beautiful Adisham Bungalow, also known as the Benedictine monastery of Adisham, with its interesting history and lots to see.
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Stop At: Dambatenne Tea Factory, Haputale-Dambethanna Rd, Haputale 90160 Sri Lanka
The tea factory has a long history, having been built by the famous British tea production figure Sir Thomas Lipton in the late 19th century. The factory is now one of the production centers under Lipton Tea. You will receive an hour long tour of the factory and will be learning more about the tea production process. You will also get an opportunity to have a hot cup of tea, or even purchase some fresh tea leaves right from the factory.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Lipton’s Seat, Haputale 90160 Sri Lanka
For those who wish for even more stunning view or photographers wishing to snap a picture of nature at its best, Lipton’s Seat is best visited early in the morning before sunrise. The change of colors as the sun shows its face, as the thick mist flees the heat revealing the carpet of greens and browns spread out below, is a spectacular sight. There is also a very good chance to see basket bearing tea pluckers making their way to work. However, for those visitors who find it hard to wake early, making the hilltop before 10 am should be sufficient to get a reasonably clear view.
Visiting Liptons Seat is free for all, in contrast with World’s End which requires a payment. In addition there are a few other attractions along the way including Catherine’s Seat and Lemathota waterfall. Catherine’s Seat is in the Nayabedda estate and provides an excellent view of Bandarawela , Diyatalawa and the Uva valley all the way to the Namunukula mountain range. Lemathota waterfall is on the Dambatenna route, though it is not exactly a major attraction.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: St Benedict's Monastery - Adisham, Haputale Sri Lanka
Adisham Hall, or Adisham Bungalow is a country house near Haputale, in the Badulla District, Sri Lanka. At present it houses the Adisham Monastery a congregation of St. Sylvester.
The house was built in 1931 by an English aristocrat and planter Sir Thomas Villiers, former Chairman of George Steuart Co, a trading and estate agency based in Colombo. Sir Thomas was a grandson of Lord John Russell and descendant of the Dukes of Bedford. It was designed by R. Booth and F. Webster in Tudor and Jacobean style, on 10 acres (40,000 m2) of land. Adisham Hall played host to many prominent personalities of the colony until the retirement of Sir Thomas, after which it was sold to Sedawatte Mills. In 1961 it was purchased by the Roman Catholic Church and was subsequently converted to a monastery. The house is well preserved along with its period fittings and furniture, and is open to visitors.
Duration: 1 hour