22 August 2009

View from the Lipton’s Seat


The above picture was taken from Lipton’s Seat. I shared some of the information about this place a few months ago.

This area belongs to Dambethenna of Poonagala Hills. These hills are unique as they are overlooking the entire Uva Basin. Hence there are many viewing points in the Poonagala Mountain Range like Lipton Seat. Millennium Point, St. Catherine’s Seat (Nayabedda) and Pilkington’s Point are some of the other viewing points in the same region.

The view from Lipton’s Seat is simply amazing and you can see endless territory till the horizon.

21 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

What a marvelous view, K.... All I can say is WOW!!!! Thanks for sharing.

Betsy

betchai said...

very true, it's always amazing to look down from the top, the view is inspiring.

Michelle Johnson said...

what a gorgeous view. i could easily lose track of time, there, writing and photographing. thanks for sharing such beauty. have a great weekend.

Nicole said...

That truly is one amazing and breathtaking view!
WOW!

mommythecook said...

GORGEOUS ! Such humbling beauty ! If only all of Lankan could be so pristine...

rainfield61 said...

The landscape is really amazing.

Chavie said...

amazing view K! Out of the four you've described, I've only seen Lipton's Seat... but I think I saw a TV programme on 'Millennium Point' once... maybe on 'Sarisara'... :)

Gadgetgirl said...

I love the way u capture the mist! =)

Sigma said...

This area has some stunning vantage points and believe it or not, even a few wild elephants who roam the lower reaches of the Poonagalla Valley

Harumi said...

Wow.. Lanka sure is blessed with heavenly scenery. I see it almost like another World's End, with that vast tract of lowlands spanning till the horizon. Reminds me of the view of Tantirimale, but this one is more splendid cuz of the sheer height.

By the way how high is this place?

George said...

The view is absolutely stunning. I like the way you captured those wispy clouds below you. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Betsy,
You are most welcome! :)

Betchai,
Yep, you get superb feeling when you see such vast land below you..

Michelle,
Yes, I too didnt have enough time to capture all that beauty there! The time is simply not enough :)

Nicole,
Yep it is really stunning view!

Mommythecook,
I always like Uva basin. It is such a beautiul region!

Rainfield,
Yep, it is really beautiful landscape.

Chavie,
I too want to cover all four or whatever number there. I'm sure they all are as beautiful as the Lipton's seat.

Gadgetgirl,
There is always a good chance of capturing mist from this point.

Sigma,
Really! I yet to see an elephant in that area but surely they must be roaming around in that area.

Harumi,
Surely this point is not as high as World's end but the view is even more stunning. On a clearer day it would have been even better. To my estimate this must be around 4500 feet high as Haputale also in the same level.

George,
You are welcome and those clouds really make the picture more beautiful!

Thanks all for your comments!

Bonnie Bonsai said...

It's mystical! Breathtaking!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Bonnie Bonsai,
Thanks for visiting my blog and for your comments :)

SandyCarlson said...

Oh, that is both misty and mystical. Beautiful.

Gennasus said...

Wow, looks pretty high. Well worth the climb for that fabulous view!

Kirigalpoththa said...

SandyCarlson / Gennasus,
Thanks very much for your comments :)

Regina said...

Great view! Beautiful shot.

Light and Voices said...

Oh how I wish I was young enough to climb to see that view. Wonderful, wonderful shot.
jfm

mountain.mama said...

I clicked on the picture and admired the winding roads.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Regina,
Thanks a lot for your comments!

Light and Voices,
Do not worry, you can come upto this place by vehicle :)
Thanks a lot for your comments!

Mountain.mama,
Yep, you can see far faraway from here, so you need a high resolution image to see into details.
Thanks a lot for your comments!