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|Year and Month||January 2013|
|Number of Days||Two|
|Crew||4 (between 20-25 years of age)|
|Activities||Waterfall Hunting, Photography|
|Route||Colombo -> Ratnapura -> Bandarawela -> Seminary -> Bandarawela Railway Station -> Lipton Seat -> Dambetenna -> Haputale and back to Colombo|
|Tips, Notes and Special remark||
|Related Resources||Trip reports on Liptons seat|
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Sidupiyanila is a catholic seminary where they train students who are at their final stage of being a priest. This place was the home for our first trip as well as for 4 another trips. They don’t have any room facilities for the public and that is not a place to visit for a holiday. There is a beautiful waterfall at the behind of their land and we have climbed that waterfall too. (Trip Report)
On this day we left from Sidupiyanila around 9am near to the Bandarawela railway station. Then turned to nearby road at the station which goes to Lipton Seat. There are name board at some junctions hence it is not difficult to find the correct road from the number of by roads. This route is about 7-10km journey goes around too many tea estates. Sometimes you might get surprised by seeing some towers at the highest points where you could not saw on the way. At a place we have to buy tickets and again near to the Lipton seat we again have to buy tickets. On that time there was a lightening accident at the top of Lipton Sat and a foreigner was died there.
It is true that we can see 5 provinces at this place up to Hambantota Harbor too. But that is as per the weather condition of the day. Do not go there on rainy days since that place was very popular for lightening. We spend 1-2 hours around there and had some short eats at the retails shop over there. After that we got down from Dambetenna side to Haputale by seeing “Obada Fall”.