Lipton Seat viewpoint is the most famous place around Haputale. So named after famous Sir Thomas Lipton. Lipton visited Ceylon in 1890s and bought 3 estates. He has built Ceylon largest tea factory in the nearby village Dambatenne. The upper valleys of this are are known to be one of best tea areas all around the island. Whenever Lipton visited this area he used to stay in his bungalow in Dambatenne. he loved it to visit places like Lipton Seat and St. Catherine´s Hill. Good views from east to south are mostly early morning before 10 am. More information about this area at www.haputale.de and geocaching.