Top things to do

Top Choice Monastery in Haputale

Adisham Monastery

This beautiful Benedictine monastery once belonged to tea planter Sir Thomas Lester Villiers. To recreate his English lifestyle, he developed some English country-cottage gardens, which are still enchanting visitors…
Top Choice Factory in Haputale

Dambatenne Tea Factory

This popular tea factory was built in 1890 by Sir Thomas Lipton, one of the most famous figures in tea history. The tour through the works is an education on the processes involved in the fermentation, rolling, dryi…
Viewpoint in Haputale

Lipton’s Seat

The Lipton’s Seat lookout is one of Sri Lanka's most impressive viewpoints (unless it's misty and cloudy of course, which is why early morning is the best time to visit). The Scottish tea baron Sir Thomas Lipton use…
International in Haputale

Lettuce & Cabbage

Above a row of shops, this fancy-looking cafe has modern white seating, big views and a good menu featuring Western grub like bacon and avocado salad as well as local dishes like kotthu. It's run by the owner of the…
Nature Reserve in Haputale


This woodland west of town is called a bird sanctuary, but it's more of a highland forest with a pleasant ridge-top walking trail. You can access the reserve from the Adisham Monastery, from where a path leads west …
Landmark in Haputale


Towards the eastern end of town.
Landmark in Haputale

Hindu Temple

In the east end of Haputale.