Situated at the southern edge of the Hill Country and boasts some of the most glorious vistas in the region like the largely Tamil town of Haputale that clings to a long, narrow mountain ridge with the land falling away steeply on both sides. It attracts those seeking solitude and tranquility, and ramblers who want to make the most of the cooler climate and magnificent views by exploring Haputale on foot. Enjoy the most incredible stunning walks and hikes by discovering some of the Island’s best viewpoints and gaze all the way down to the south coast, and visit Lipton’s seat, the point from which Scotsman Sir Thomas Lipton used to gaze out across his extensive tea estates. On a clear day, you can view the south coast from this ridge, and at night the Hambantota lighthouse pulses in the distance. On a not-so-clear day, great swaths of mist cling magnetically to the hillsides. Either way, it’s a spectacular part of the country.