Haputale is a tiny town 44km from Nuwaraeliya precariously perched on a mountain ridge at an elevation of 1570 meters. It has justifiable repute for a climate that is both invigorating and restful. It is hemmed in by the mountains of Horton Plains, Hakgala and Namunukula among several other peaks.
The terrain of Haputale tempts you to do many things walking, hiking and trekking in the surrounding hills.
Liptons Seat is the highest point of the mountain range where the famous tea planter of Ceylon Sir Thomas Lipton used to admire and enjoy the panoramic view from the Fiefdom he built for himself at Haputale